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Top 250 Prospects for 2020 Dynasty Leagues


It’s hard to believe it’s that time again.

Major League Baseball’s spring training is just weeks away now, which means it's also fantasy baseball season.

This year at RotoBaller, we’re rolling out even more in-depth prospect coverage — starting with a ranking of the Top 250 prospects for dynasty leagues. That’s right. Not 100. Not 150. Not even 200. You have at your disposal the names of the 250 best prospects in baseball for fantasy baseball dynasty leagues.

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Prospect Rankings for Dynasty - Our Approach

When ranking prospects, it’s not as simple as picking the players with the loudest tools or with the highest potential ceilings. That’s certainly part of the consideration, but there are many other elements that go into ranking players. Pedigree needs to be weighed against pop-up performances. A player’s track record of success, as well as signs of natural growth, are also things to consider.

Some organizations have a better track record with developing prospects (Hello, Dodgers) while others have not been nearly as successful. Risk also has to be weighed heavily. Generally speaking, good results from a player in Double-A needs to have more weighting over results coming from a player in Low-A ball or Short-Season ball. I've tried to carefully consider all of these factors, as I've combed through these rankings and made adjustments.

It’s not easy to confidently and effectively rank 250 prospects. To ensure you receive the best information possible, we undertook a lengthy process to create this list. We started by breaking down and ranking the best prospects by team (you can access these team lists by going to any player page on RotoBaller). Then those players were combined and ranked by position. From there, the players were separated into two large lists - one for the hitters and one for the pitchers. Those two lists were then merged into the Top 250 prospects.

But we weren’t done there. To ensure we still agreed with all the placements, we deconstructed the list in a backward fashion by then sorting again by position and then by team. If anything looked out of place, adjustments were made (luckily only a few minor tweaks took place at that point). We hope the list before you is instrumental in your dynasty league successes, not only this year, but also lays a solid foundation for the fantasy seasons ahead. We'll be updating this monthly, year-round.

 

Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Prospects - Top 250

Rank Player Pos Team Age ETA
1 Wander Franco SS TB 19 2020
2 MacKenzie Gore SP SD 21 2020
3 Luis Robert OF CHW 22 2020
4 Gavin Lux 2B LAD 22 2020
5 Jarred Kelenic OF SEA 20 2021
6 Nate Pearson SP TOR 23 2020
7 Brendan McKay SP TB 24 2020
8 Jesus Luzardo SP OAK 22 2020
9 Jo Adell OF LAA 20 2020
10 Andrew Vaughn 1B CWS 21 2021
11 Julio Rodriguez OF SEA 19 2022
12 Matt Manning SP DET 22 2020
13 Riley Greene OF DET 19 2022
14 Alex Kirilloff OF MIN 22 2020
15 Alec Bohm 3B PHI 23 2020
16 Casey Mize SP DET 22 2020
17 Carter Kieboom 3B/2B WAS 22 2020
18 Luis Patino SP SD 20 2021
19 Nick Madrigal 2B CWS 23 2020
20 Brendan Rodgers SS/2B COL 23 2020
21 J.J. Bleday OF MIA 22 2022
22 A.J. Puk SP OAK 24 2020
23 Dylan Carlson OF STL 21 2020
24 Sean Murphy C OAK 25 2020
25 Sixto Sanchez SP MIA 21 2020
26 Dustin May SP LAD 22 2020
27 Cristian Pache OF ATL 21 2020
28 Marco Luciano SS SF 18 2023
29 Nolan Jones 3B CLE 21 2021
30 Ian Anderson SP ATL 21 2020
31 Michael Kopech SP CWS 23 2020
32 Drew Waters OF ATL 21 2020
33 CJ Abrams SS SD 19 2022
34 Joey Bart C SF 23 2020
35 Adley Rutschman C BAL 21 2022
36 Ronny Mauricio SS NYM 18 2022
37 Jasson Dominguez OF NYY 17 2023
38 Jordan Groshans 3B/SS TOR 20 2022
39 Grayson Rodriguez SP BAL 20 2022
40 Brusdar Graterol SP MIN 21 2020
41 Spencer Howard SP PHI 23 2020
42 Tarik Skubal SP DET 23 2020
43 Forrest Whitley SP HOU 22 2020
44 Bobby Witt Jr. SS KC 19 2023
45 Daulton Varsho C/OF ARZ 23 2020
46 Nick Solak 3B TEX 25 2020
47 Vidal Brujan 2B TB 22 2020
48 Corbin Carroll OF ARZ 19 2022
49 Kyle Wright SP ATL 24 2020
50 Shane McClanahan SP TB 22 2020
51 Heliot Ramos OF SF 20 2021
52 Kristian Robinson OF ARZ 19 2022
53 Trevor Larnach OF MIN 23 2021
54 Brandon Marsh OF LAA 22 2020
55 Hunter Bishop OF SF 21 2022
56 Matthew Liberatore SP STL 20 2022
57 Daniel Lynch SP KC 23 2021
58 Geraldo Perdomo SS ARZ 20 2022
59 Orelvis Martinez SS TOR 18 2023
60 George Valera OF CLE 19 2022
61 Brailyn Marquez SP CHC 21 2022
62 Jackson Kowar SP KC 23 2020
63 Logan Gilbert SP SEA 22 2021
64 Mitch Keller SP PIT 23 2020
65 Jordyn Adams OF LAA 20 2022
66 Alek Thomas OF ARZ 19 2022
67 Nolan Gorman 3B STL 19 2022
68 Shane Baz SP TB 20 2022
69 Noelvi Marte SS SEA 18 2023
70 Jazz Chisholm SS MIA 22 2021
71 DL Hall SP BAL 21 2021
72 George Kirby SP SEA 21 2022
73 Josh Jung 3B TEX 21 2022
74 Sheldon Neuse 3B/2B OAK 25 2020
75 Oneil Cruz SS PIT 21 2021
76 Brent Honeywell Jr. SP TB 25 2020
77 Nico Hoerner 2B/SS CHC 22 2020
78 Deivi Garcia SP NYY 20 2020
79 Nick Lodolo SP CIN 22 2022
80 Jordan Balazovic SP MIN 21 2021
81 Jose Urquidy SP HOU 24 2020
82 Brady Singer SP KC 23 2021
83 Royce Lewis SS/OF MIN 20 2021
84 Jeter Downs SS LAD 21 2021
85 Edward Cabrera SP MIA 21 2020
86 Alek Manoah SP TOR 22 2022
87 Kody Hoese 3B LAD 22 2022
88 Xavier Edwards 2B/SS TB 20 2021
89 Triston McKenzie SP CLE 22 2021
90 Joshua Lowe OF TB 22 2020
91 Matthew Allan SP NYM 18 2023
92 Justin Dunn SP SEA 24 2020
93 Simeon Woods Richardson SP TOR 19 2022
94 Kyle Lewis OF SEA 24 2020
95 Braxton Garrett SP MIA 22 2021
96 Kris Bubic SP KC 22 2021
97 Clarke Schmidt SP NYY 24 2021
98 Alejandro Kirk C TOR 21 2021
99 Taylor Trammell OF SD 22 2021
100 Mauricio Dubon 2B SF 25 2020
101 Keibert Ruiz C LAD 21 2020
102 Seth Beer OF/1B ARZ 23 2020
103 Abraham Toro-Hernandez 3B/1B HOU 23 2020
104 Gabriel Moreno C TOR 20 2022
105 Levi Kelly SP ARZ 20 2022
106 Adam Kloffenstein SP TOR 19 2022
107 Trevor Rogers SP MIA 22 2021
108 Brent Rooker OF/1B MIN 25 2020
109 Ryan Mountcastle 1B/3B BAL 23 2020
110 Justus Sheffield SP SEA 23 2020
111 Brennan Malone SP ARZ 19 2023
112 Josiah Gray SP LAD 22 2020
113 Grant Lavigne 1B COL 20 2022
114 Adonis Medina SP PHI 23 2020
115 Kyle Muller SP ATL 22 2020
116 Evan White 1B SEA 23 2020
117 Jesus Sanchez OF MIA 22 2020
118 Jackson Rutledge SP WAS 21 2022
119 Luis Gil SP NYY 21 2022
120 Hans Crouse SP TEX 21 2022
121 Joe Ryan SP TB 23 2021
122 Bryan Abreu SP/RP HOU 22 2020
123 Francisco Alvarez C NYM 18 2023
124 Bobby Bradley 1B CLE 23 2020
125 Brett Baty 3B NYM 20 2023
126 Leody Taveras OF TEX 21 2021
127 Jhoan Duran SP MIN 22 2020
128 Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B PIT 23 2020
129 Brennen Davis OF CHC 20 2022
130 Hunter Greene SP CIN 20 2022
131 Brice Turang SS MIL 20 2022
132 Tyler Freeman SS CLE 20 2021
133 Luis Campusano C SD 21 2021
134 Ryan Weathers SP SD 20 2022
135 Sean Hjelle SP SF 22 2021
136 Tony Gonsolin SP LAD 25 2020
137 Seth Corry SP SF 21 2022
138 Austin Hays OF BAL 24 2020
139 Ronaldo Hernandez C TB 22 2021
140 Adbert Alzolay SP CHC 25 2020
141 Brock Burke SP TEX 23 2021
142 Sam Hilliard OF COL 26 2020
143 Travis Swaggerty OF PIT 22 2021
144 Jonathan India 3B CIN 23 2021
145 Cole Winn SP TEX 20 2022
146 Corbin Martin SP ARZ 24 2021
147 Ronald Bolanos SP SD 23 2020
148 Aaron Bracho 3B CLE 18 2023
149 Khalil Lee OF KC 21 2020
150 Jon Duplantier SP ARZ 25 2020
151 Zack Thompson SP STL 22 2021
152 Luis Garcia SS WAS 19 2021
153 Triston Casas 1B BOS 20 2022
154 Brayan Rocchio SS CLE 19 2023
155 Luis Toribio 3B SF 19 2023
156 Sam Huff C TEX 22 2021
157 Bryse Wilson SP ATL 22 2020
158 Ethan Hankins SP CLE 19 2023
159 Albert Abreu SP/RP NYY 24 2021
160 Tucker Davidson SP ATL 24 2020
161 Gilberto Jimenez OF BOS 19 2023
162 Daniel Espino SP CLE 19 2023
163 Monte Harrison OF MIA 24 2020
164 Randy Arozarena OF TB 25 2020
165 Sammy Siani OF PIT 19 2023
166 Mason Denaburg SP WAS 20 2023
167 Lewis Thorpe SP MIN 24 2020
168 Yusniel Diaz OF BAL 23 2020
169 Jorge Mateo SS OAK 24 2020
170 Willi Castro IF DET 22 2020
171 Greg Jones SS TB 22 2022
172 Anthony Kay SP TOR 25 2020
173 Thomas Szapucki SP NYM 23 2021
174 Bryan Mata SP BOS 20 2021
175 Quinn Priester SP PIT 19 2023
176 Miguel Hiraldo 2B TOR 19 2023
177 Bo Naylor C CLE 20 2022
178 Lane Thomas OF STL 24 2020
179 D'Shawn Knowles OF LAA 19 2023
180 Nick Gordon 2B MIN 24 2020
181 Jonathan Stiever SP CWS 22 2021
182 Lucius Fox SS TB 22 2021
183 Lewin Diaz 1B MIA 23 2021
184 Michael Toglia 1B COL 21 2022
185 Jeremiah Jackson SS LAA 19 2023
186 Michael Busch 2B LAD 22 2022
187 Bobby Dalbec 1B/3B BOS 24 2020
188 Colton Welker 3B COL 22 2021
189 Dane Dunning SP CWS 25 2020
190 Eric Pardinho SP TOR 19 2023
191 Jay Groome SP BOS 21 2023
192 Robert Puason SS OAK 17 2024
193 Kyle Isbel OF KC 23 2022
194 J.B. Bukauskas SP/RP ARZ 23 2020
195 Roansy Contreras SP NYY 20 2022
196 Terrin Vavra IF COL 22 2022
197 Jake Fraley OF SEA 24 2020
198 Tyler Callihan 3B CIN 19 2023
199 Bryson Stott SS PHI 22 2022
200 Tyler Stephenson C CIN 23 2020
201 Tristen Lutz OF MIL 21 2022
202 Diego Cartaya C LAD 18 2023
203 Kendall Williams SP TOR 19 2024
204 Joe Palumbo SP TEX 25 2020
205 Kameron Misner OF MIA 22 2022
206 Cal Raleigh C SEA 23 2021
207 Jarren Duran OF BOS 23 2021
208 Andres Gimenez SS NYM 21 2021
209 Ryan Jensen SP CHC 22 2022
210 JJ Goss SP TB 19 2023
211 Freudis Nova SS HOU 20 2022
212 Alex Faedo SP DET 24 2020
213 Aaron Ashby SP MIL 21 2022
214 Tony Santillan SP/RP CIN 22 2020
215 Will Wilson SS SF 21 2022
216 Alexander Canario OF SF 19 2023
217 Carlos Rodriguez OF MIL 19 2023
218 Keoni Cavaco 3B MIN 18 2024
219 Tahnaj Thomas SP PIT 20 2023
220 Alexander Vizcaino SP NYY 22 2022
221 Franklin Perez SP DET 22 2021
222 Braden Shewmake SS ATL 22 2022
223 Anthony Volpe SS NYY 18 2023
224 Logan Davidson SS OAK 22 2022
225 Logan Allen SP CLE 22 2020
226 Drew Rasmussen SP/RP MIL 24 2020
227 Johan Oviedo SP STL 22 2021
228 Elehuris Montero 3B STL 21 2021
229 Wander Javier SS MIN 21 2022
230 Gabriel Rodriguez SS CLE 18 2024
231 Taylor Widener SP ARZ 25 2020
232 Adrian Morejon SP/RP SD 21 2020
233 Sherten Apostel 3B TEX 21 2022
234 Tanner Houck SP BOS 23 2020
235 Isaac Paredes IF DET 21 2020
236 Ji-Hwan Bae SS PIT 20 2022
237 Ryan Rolison SP COL 22 2021
238 Oswald Peraza SS NYY 19 2022
239 Kyren Paris SS LAA 18 2024
240 Josh Smith SS NYY 22 2022
241 Daz Cameron OF DET 23 2020
242 Zack Collins C CWS 25 2020
243 Joey Wentz SP DET 22 2020
244 T.J. Sikkema SP NYY 21 2022
245 Matthew Thompson SP CWS 19 2023
246 Edward Olivares OF SD 24 2020
247 Ryan Vilade SS COL 21 2021
248 Otto Lopez OF/2B TOR 21 2022
249 Yoendrys Gomez SP NYY 20 2023
250 Ryan Helsley SP STL 25 2020

 

Prospects Rankings Analysis: 1-50

Pitchers

We all know ace pitchers don’t grow on trees, especially in fantasy baseball. There are a handful of arms that are worthy of being top selections, such as Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom, and Justin Verlander. And there are a few more arms right behind them like Walker BuehlerJack Flaherty, Shane Bieber, Mike Clevinger, and Blake Snell. It’s OK to invest in potential top-tier pitching prospects if the price is right, and hope they'll develop into one of the above pitchers. If you wait too long, you’ll find yourself paying an arm and a leg (either in cash or draft slot) for reliable pitching help. But you need to be smart about it. In the Top 250, you’ll find only two pitchers projected to arrive later than 2021 are in the Top 20 arms, so the list puts a lot of value in more advanced pitching prospects at the Double-A level and above than it does in the arms at the lower levels. This helps mitigate some of the risks that come with targeting young pitching.

The Top 8 pitchers on the list should be considered the cream-of-the-crop. MacKenzie Gore is going to be a beast and we have no issues with projecting him to eventually be as valuable as Cole or deGrom. He checks every box with elite stuff, including four pitches that could grade out as plus, as well as athleticism, top make-up, and excellent command/control.

The Tigers’ rebuild is in good hands with both Matt Manning and Casey Mize on the way. The latter prospect is generally graded higher on prospect lists but the former has a better track record in terms of health and could very well produce a higher rate of strikeouts in his prime. For those reasons, we project Manning to be the superior long-term pitcher, although you really can’t go wrong with either.

Grayson Rodriguez over Spencer Howard could be a somewhat controversial choice, but the Orioles’ prospect — although not as far up the organizational rungs — has better size and the potential for more weapons with a deeper repertoire.

Forrest Whitley is likely down the list farther than expected. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not writing him off at all but there are some warning signs that would be dangerous to ignore when ranking him among the elite. The complete meltdown in 2019 is one — whether it was due to injury or a mental lapse… or a combination of both. But there have also been whispers that his maturity is not up-to-snuff and it’s tough to be an elite pitcher for a long time at the MLB level if you’re not 100% committed to your craft.

Among the sleepers, Shane McClanahan is poised for a huge year. He’s in a great system for developing pitchers, he’s left-handed and he can throw into the upper-90s. McClanahan opened the year with 30 walks in his first 48 innings and then took off. In the next 55.1 innings, he walked just eight batters and was almost unhittable before running into a late-season wall in four Double-A starts.

Hitters

The rise of generational talents like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., and Wander Franco has been fun to watch but it’s also caused some rankers to overrate loud, toolsy prospects in short-season and rookie ball leagues. There are a lot of risks associated with unrefined prospects and especially those with questionable approaches at the plate and holes in their games. We do make exceptions for this still-cautious nature and you’ll find Marco Luciano ranked favorably at No. 28. The Giants’ prospect has pedigree, receives excellent feedback from professional evaluators and has already shown excellent results with a 32-45 BB-K rate through his first 47 games. He can also hit the ball really hard for his age.

We have Jasson Dominguez ranked based mostly on his reputation. We wouldn’t chase him too heavily, though, before he gets into full-season ball and shows just how advanced and dangerous he really is. Also, he is likely 4 years away from contributing anything at the MLB level, and even in long term dynasty leagues we typically like our assets to produce value more quickly.

Braves outfielder Cristian Pache slots in at 27. Yes, his minor league offensive numbers have not been off-the-charts good but he’s poised for a breakout and should be viewed in a similar lense as a young Francisco Lindor. The Indians’ shortstop originally made his name as a top prospect off of his MLB-caliber defense at a young age. He was aggressively moved through the minors because of this and his bat had to play catch-up. Lindor hit just eight home runs in his first two years in full-season ball (2012-13). His minor league career-high total was 11 in 2014. Lindor then hit 30 home runs in three straight years from 2017 to 2019. Pache split 2019 between Double-A and Triple-A at the age of 20. His line-drive rates show that he hits the ball with authority but he still hits more balls on the ground than we liked to see. But things are getting better. After not hitting a home run in his first two pro seasons, he’s now hit nine and 12 over the past two years while constantly being one of the youngest players in the league. With a little more polish, Pache has a lot to offer as a player beyond his elite defensive value.

Dylan Carlson is being overrated as a prospect in my opinion. Don’t get us wrong, he’s a very good prospect but he’s likely not a consistent 20-20 threat like he showed in 2019. His stolen bases were the result of good base running rather than outstanding speed or athleticism. And he hit .281 in Double-A after sitting around .245 through the first three years of his career. In Carlson, we likely have a 20-30 home run threat with solid on-base numbers and a modest batting average with a handful of steals. Physically, he’s more maxed out than his peers so there is not a huge ceiling left to tap into at this point.

We really like Nick Solak. He has a chance to be an excellent player in on-base leagues and a very good player everywhere else. Along with the walks, Solak also has versatility (a huge plus in fantasy baseball) and power. This is a player that hit 32 home runs in 2019 even with hitting too many balls on the ground.

And don’t sleep on Daulton Varsho who could reach the Majors with eligibility at both catcher and outfield. He’s ranked 39th overall and can hit for average, run, has an advanced approach at the plate, and his power continues to develop.

 

Prospects Rankings Analysis: 51-100

Hitters

Kristian Robinson is a player who is also loaded with tools but his approach at the plate is far less advanced with more swing-and-miss tendencies than Luciano. The Diamondbacks’ prospect’s struggles with the hit tool have been masked by a heavy reliance on his BABIP. He’s a player we’ll watch very closely in 2020 as this is the year he should give a really good indication on the direction he’s headed: prospect or suspect. The power-speed potential is tantalizing so we’re hoping for the best.

If you like Robinson, consider Orelvis Martinez as a slightly less volatile option, albeit without the potential speed value. He hit .275 with a BABIP slightly below average and produced seven home runs in just 40 games as a 17-year-old playing in his first season in North America. He also makes an impressive amount of contact for such a young power hitter.

Joshua Lowe could soon join bother Nathaniel Lowe on the Rays. The younger brother was actually drafted higher (13th overall in 2016) but struggled early on to transition his raw athleticism to baseball. He got stronger in 2019 and added more power to his game, which makes the swing-and-miss more palatable. He came within two homers of being a 20-30 (HR-SB) guy last year and plays excellent center field defense. Give him some time and he might give you more fantasy value than Dylan Carlson for a much cheaper investment.

Mauricio Dubon isn't a really flashy prospect but he has a clear path right now to a gig at second base for the Giants and enough tools to be interesting. He can definitely hit and showed more power than expected with the juiced balls last year. After a previous high of eight homers, he hit 24 in 2019 and saw his line-drive rate spike, too. Dubon would be interesting even with 12-15 homers to go with a high batting average and double-digit steals.

Pitchers

Jose Urquidy is another player that isn't flashy but he more than held his own at both Triple-A and the Majors in 2019 despite the explosion of offense and power numbers.  He commands four pitches, throws strikes and pitches in front of a good hitting team. Urquidy also generated a higher swinging strike rate than Walker Buehler or Tyler Glasnow, albeit in far fewer innings.

George Kirby and Logan Gilbert were two of my favorite college pitchers in their respective drafts and both ended up with the Mariners. Everyone talks about Kirby's insane control and make him sound like a control-over-stuff pitcher but he actually has a good fastball and the potential for a very good curveball. Don't sleep on his potential.

If Brailyn Marquez can polish a third pitch, watch out. This is a young southpaw that could hit triple digits in 2020 as he continues to mature and grow as a pitcher. He absolutely overpowered left-handed hitters in 2019 (.106 batting average) but his low arm slot leads to concerns about his ability to consistently get right-handed batters out unless he finds a more consistent weapon. Because of this, there is risk of him eventually moving to the bullpen.

If you’re looking for another potential breakout pitcher for 2020, consider Daniel Lynch, Lynch likely would have skyrocketed even further up the Royals' organizational depth chart in 2019 if not for an injury that he's now fully recovered from. He can throw in the mid-90s from the left side with above-average control and three above-average pitches.

 

Prospects Rankings Analysis: 101-150

Catcher Keibert Ruiz should have a fair bit of name recognition by now but there are other intriguing catchers in this range including Gabriel Moreno, Francisco Alvarez, Luis Campusano, and Ronaldo Hernandez. Moreno is incredibly athletic, has excellent bat-to-ball skills and has seen his power start to really develop. But he's also a player that could end up making a defensive move -- not because he can't handle catching but because his athleticism might be able to handle center field or maybe second base. Alvarez might have the highest offensive ceiling but he also carries a lot of risk as a player who has yet to play above short-season ball. Risk is an easy thing to gloss over when ranking prospects but it should be an important consideration when choosing which dynasty prospects to reward with a roster slot. Campusano is a gifted hitter who is starting to show more power; he's a player that has even more value in on-base leagues given his BB-K of 52-57 in 110 High-A ball games in 2019.

Brent Rooker is a name to tuck away. Barring an unconscious spring training, he's likely ticketed for a return to Triple-A to open up the 2020 season but this is a player that had very, very good numbers in Triple-A in 2019 that weren't fully realized because of injury issues that kept him to 65 games. He has massive power and a willingness to take a walk -- but it comes with massive strikeout numbers. Rooker could be this year's Christian Walker, especially if he can get the strikeouts down into the 25-26% range.

 

Prospects Rankings Analysis: 151-250

Triston Casas is a player that I went back and forth on and may have ranked a little too low. He could step up his game in 2020 but Boston has also stumbled with developing first base prospects over the years although they to get partial credit for Anthony Rizzo. Casas didn't have a great second half of the year and we haven't seen enough to know if he's going to hit left-handed pitching.

Maybe, just maybe, Brayan Rocchio will take off this year after a bit of a false start last year. I thought he was going to be the "Next Big Thing" in 2019 but was obviously wrong. Rocchio wasn't terrible and held his own in a college-graduate-heavy league at the age of 18 but he didn't really start hitting the ball with authority until August and was a little unlucky with balls in play.

Waiting on Carlos Rodriguez is going to take some patience but he could be worth the wait. This is a kid that played all of 2019 at the age of 18. He's made four stops in his brief two-year career and has hit .300 or better at each spot. He has excellent hand-eye coordination and outstanding speed but needs to tone down his aggressive nature to succeed at higher levels. Once he adds some more muscle, there could be 15-homer potential here to go with 20-30 steals.

Yankees prospects often get overhyped but there are some names to keep an eye on in 2020. I thought Anthony Volpe was a no-brainer as a first-round selection in 2019 so the Yankees were smart to snap him up when he was available with the 30th overall pick. Oswald Peraza is another good, young shortstop prospect and hit well as a teenager in Low-A ball. If he can get stronger and drive the ball with more authority, he becomes even more interesting. T.J. Sikkema was on my list of underrated college starters and he's with the right organization to help him find a way to hit the mid-90s more consistently.

 

Final Thoughts

One thing to keep in mind: Along with being a source of (initially) cheap talent for your fantasy team, prospects are extremely useful for acquiring established, top-tier players when other teams fall out of contention and decide to do a rebuild. And if you do your research well, you can always find new gems to replace them with — especially if you read Rotoballer.

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We roll on with coverage of each of the eight NFL divisions, discussing the teams that are part of them and the running backs that were part of those teams in 2019. To present those teams and players I use a set of easy-to-read charts: treemaps. The graphics will hold all of the players of... Read More


Dynasty Price Check - Anthony Miller

Many of you have already begun planning and building your 2020 rosters. This includes best-ball owners who have assembled teams in that popular format. A number of owners in redraft leagues are inspecting the early rankings, while those of you who are involved in dynasty leagues have continued your process of relentless roster evaluation. As the... Read More


Is Lamar Jackson Worth a First Round Pick?

RotoBaller fantasy football analysts Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano discuss the idea of taking Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in the first round of 2020 fantasy football redraft leagues. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well! Be sure... Read More


Why Lamar Jackson Should Be a First-Round Pick in 2020

Sometimes I like to make noise and some headlines if I can. That is why I host shows six days a week on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio representing RotoBaller. If I can get people buzzing about a topic, calling in or responding on social media with passion and vigor, I am having fun. But whenever I... Read More


Dynasty Price Check - Darren Waller

Many of you have already launched into the planning process for your 2020 rosters. This includes best-ball owners who have embraced the opportunity to draft in that popular format. A number of owners in redraft leagues are also monitoring the early rankings, while those of you who are involved in dynasty leagues have continued a pace of... Read More


Biggest Breakouts of 2019: Tight End

There were a lot of fantasy football busts at the tight end position in 2019, but there were also a lot of breakout stars. The 2018 season saw Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz break the NFL record for most receptions in a season by a tight end, while San Francisco’s George Kittle broke the record for most... Read More


Dynasty Price Check - Courtland Sutton

With the conclusion of Super Bowl LIV, football season is over for many people. But for anyone that plays in a dynasty fantasy football league, the season is never over. For the fantasy addicts out there, now is the time to start preparing. In today's column, we will take a look at wide receiver Courtland... Read More


Dynasty Price Check - Josh Allen

The NFL offseason has arrived, which means that it's time for us to go all-in on dynasty mode. The time between the Super Bowl and the NFL Draft is the time for dynasty players to make some moves and try to make their team better -- or worse, if you're rebuilding and looking for draft... Read More


RB Opportunity Share and Impact (NFC East & North)

With the season over and real-life free agency and April's NFL draft ahead of us, it's time to look at how each team split their targets and carries (both of them combined in what is called opportunities; sometimes it's receptions instead of targets, but I wanted to look at the overall volume and total chances instead)... Read More


Odell Beckham - Dynasty Buy or Sell?

Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano discuss the dynasty value of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.. Will he bounce back in 2020 to return WR1 fantasy football value or is he no longer an elite receiver? Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us... Read More


David Johnson - Dynasty Buy or Sell?

Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano discuss the fantasy football value of Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson in dynasty leagues. Is it best to get something in return for him while you can or try to buy-low in hopes of a rebound season? Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all... Read More


Super Futures: Early 2020 Fantasy Outlooks for Chiefs and 49ers

Now that the Super Bowl is over, fantasy football purists are already looking ahead to the NFL Draft and next season. The Chiefs proved that a high-flying offense that boosted many teams to fantasy championships could also win a Super Bowl of its own. The 49ers fell short, but earning an NFC Championship was an... Read More