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Fantasy Baseball Top 100 Prospects for 2024 First-Year Player Drafts (FYPD)

Dylan Crews - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Prospects, Draft Sleepers, MLB Injury News

This year's draft has one of the most talented player groups in many years, and this offseason looks to have multiple major players come over from Japan and Korea. As a result, this year's first-year player drafts (FYPDs) in dynasty leagues will be some of the most interesting in many years.

It's rare to have a player who's already debuted in the majors be part of a FYPD player pool, not to mention the number of players who have expected debuts in the 2024 season coming off this offseason's draft. Players who have been committed to international free agency from foreign professional leagues or have been drafted already are included in this first release of rankings. As the 2024 international free agent class is released, rankings may be affected, but there will be an update for that.

Of course, even an elite prospect like Ethan Salas in the 2023 class is a rarity in the international January market, so the players added in that time could be limited. Look ahead this offseason as the FYPD ranks are updated below to help you in your drafts!

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MLB Prospect Rankings for First-Year Player Drafts

Proximity will rank highly in these rankings as a player that can return value immediately in a FYPD is always a benefit. Of course, this year's class offers both elite talent and proximity!

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Rank Player Position Team Age ETA
1 Wyatt Langford OF TEX 22 2024
2 Yoshinobu Yamamoto SP TBD 25 2024
3 Dylan Crews OF WAS 22 2024
4 Walker Jenkins OF MIN 19 2026
5 Paul Skenes SP PIT 21 2024
6 Max Clark OF DET 19 2026
7 Matt Shaw SS CHC 22 2024
8 Shota Imanaga SP TBD 30 2024
9 Brayden Taylor 3B TB 21 2025
10 Tommy Troy SS ARI 22 2025
11 Brock WIlken 3B MIL 21 2024
12 Jung-Hoo Lee OF TBD 25 2024
13 Enrique Bradfield Jr OF BAL 22 2025
14 Nolan Schanuel 1B LAA 22 2023
15 Hurston Waldrep SP ATL 22 2025
16 Chase Davis OF STL 22 2025
17 Colt Emerson SS SEA 18 2026
18 Rhett Lowder SP CIN 22 2025
19 Aidan Miller SS PHI 19 2026
20 Yuki Matsui RP TBD 28 2024
21 Bryce Eldridge OF SF 19 2026
22 Kyle Teel C BOS 22 2025
23 Arjun Nimmala SS TOR 18 2026
24 Noble Meyer SP MIA 19 2026
25 Tai Peete 3B SEA 18 2026
26 Kevin McGonigle SS DET 19 2026
27 Jacob Gonzalez SS CHW 21 2025
28 Thomas White SP MIA 19 2026
29 Sammy Stafura SS CIN 19 2026
30 Dillon Head OF SD 19 2026
31 Walker Martin SS SF 20 2026
32 Colin Houck SS NYM 19 2026
33 Brice Matthews SS HOU 22 2026
34 Ralphy Velazquez C CLE 18 2027
35 George Lombard Jr SS NYY 18 2027
36 Jake Gelof 3B LAD 22 2025
37 Jonny Farmelo OF SEA 19 2027
38 Charlee Soto SP MIN 18 2027
39 Yohandy Morales 3B WAS 22 2025
40 Chase Dollander SP COL 22 2025
41 Jacob Wilson SS OAK 22 2025
42 Mac Horvath 2B BAL 22 2026
43 Kendall George OF LAD 19 2027
44 Gino Groover 3B ARI 21 2025
45 Brandon Winokur SS MIN 19 2027
46 Josh Knoth SP MIL 18 2027
47 Yariel Rodriguez RP TBD 27 2024
48 Blake Wolters SP KC 19 2027
49 Adrian Santana SS TB 18 2027
50 Blake Mitchell C KC 19 2027
51 Ty Floyd SP CIN 22 2025
52 Colton Ledbetter OF TB 22 2025
53 Jack Hurley OF ARI 22 2025
54 Myles Naylor SS OAK 18 2027
55 Maui Ahuna SS SF 22 2025
56 Nazzan Zanetello SS BOS 18 2027
57 George Wolkow OF CHW 18 2027
58 Kevin Sim 3B ARI 22 2026
59 Alex Clemmey SP CLE 18 2027
60 Aidan Smith OF SEA 19 2027
61 Carson Roccaforte OF KC 22 2026
62 Cole Carrigg OF COL 21 2025
63 Kemp Alderman OF MIA 21 2026
64 Jace Bohrofen OF TOR 22 2025
65 Jackson Baumeister SP BAL 21 2025
66 Hyun-Seok Jang SP LAD 20 2026
67 Grant Taylor SP CHW 21 2026
68 Ben Williamson 3B SEA 23 2025
69 Zach Levenson OF STL 22 2025
70 Kiefer Lord SP BAL 21 2026
71 Alex Mooney SS CLE 21 2026
72 Matthew Etzel OF BAL 21 2026
73 Luke Keaschall 2B MIN 21 2025
74 Brandon Sproat SP NYM 23 2025
75 Max Anderson 2B DET 22 2025
76 Ryan Lasko OF OAK 21 2026
77 Jaxon Wiggins SP CHC 22 2026
78 Mitch Jebb SS PIT 21 2026
79 Antonio Anderson 3B BOS 18 2027
80 Eric Bitonti 3B MIL 18 2027
81 Nehomar Ochoa OF HOU 18 2027
82 Cade Kuehler SP ATL 21 2025
83 Steven Echavarria SP OAK 18 2027
84 Zyhir Hope OF CHC 19 2027
85 Zander Mueth SP PIT 18 2027
86 Homer Bush OF SD 22 2026
87 Andrew Pinckney OF WAS 23 2025
88 Teddy McGraw SP SEA 22 2025
89 Sabin Ceballos 3B ATL 21 2026
90 Juaron Watts-Brown SP TOR 22 2026
91 Cam Fisher OF HOU 22 2026
92 Cole Schoenwetter SP CIN 19 2027
93 Carson Rucker SS DET 19 2027
94 Josh Rivera SS CHC 23 2025
95 Quinn Mathews SP STL 23 2025
96 JD Gonzalez C SD 18 2027
97 AJ Ewing 2B NYM 19 2026
98 Spencer Nivens OF KC 22 2026
99 Drue Hackenberg SP ATL 22 2026
100 Joe Whitman SP SF 22 2026


Breaking It Down

The top five of the 2023 MLB draft are five of the top six in these rankings, though not exactly in the same order that they were drafted. Langford has leaped forward as the top option in this class, but many trusted scouts have hinted that Walker Jenkins could very well be worthy of the second-overall selection. Nolan Schanuel made his debut this year, but among MLB draft prospects on this list, at least another handful could legitimately see major league time in 2024, which is a testament to the talent in this year's FYPD crop.

Yamamoto (No. 2) headlines a very strong international professional free-agent class that could add even more players. While Lee is the best position player that will come over, his fantasy impact beyond a strong batting average is questionable.

One signee from Asian ball who will get his first exposure in FYPD drafts in many leagues is the Dodgers' Hyun-Seok Jang. The Dodgers signed him this summer and the teenage righty was expected to go first in the Korean draft after graduating high school. Keep an eye on his development.

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