X
Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

X

Receive free daily analysis

NFL
NBA
NHL
NASCAR
CFB
MLB
MMA
PGA
ESPORTS
BETTING

Already have an account? Log In

X

Forgot Password


LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Daily Stats & Leaders
All Pitcher Matchups
Compare Any Players
Pickups & Streamers
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

Updated MLB Prospects Rankings - Top 25 Fantasy Baseball Prospects (Week 18)

Ryan Pepiot - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, MLB Prospects, Draft Sleepers

The trade deadline has passed, which has made implications in the prospects rankings list this week. Some prospects got moved, creating a new paradigm for them. Some veterans I was thinking would get moved to open up a spot for a prospect to come up did not get moved. Check out all of the happenings below, including my explanations for where I put guys and why.

For those who are not familiar, this is another installment of our fantasy baseball prospects rankings series, reviewing MLB prospects to make fantasy impacts in 2022. Below you will find our updated list of the top-25 fantasy baseball prospects rankings to make an impact for the 2022 fantasy baseball season, which RotoBaller will be updating weekly. You’ll find quite a few well-known prospects on the list — as well as some lesser-known players that could nonetheless provide key contributions to your fantasy league teams this season.

As always, this weekly list is updated to reflect rest-of-season fantasy baseball values, and near-term impacts that these MLB prospects can make. Players who are playing in the minors but graduated from prospect status will also not be in the rankings.

Featured Promo: Want a free RotoBaller Premium Pass? Check out these sports betting promo offers from the top sportsbooks! All new sign-ups get a free bonus offer on their first deposit, and a free year of RotoBaller's Premium Pass for all sports ($450 value)! Sign Up Now!

 

Top MLB Prospect Rankings for Fantasy Baseball

The list below is for 2022 fantasy baseball redraft leagues. These are MLB prospects, rookies, and call-ups to potentially make a rest-of-season fantasy baseball impact in 2022. As prospects are called up, they are removed from the rankings. You can also see our top-250 fantasy baseball dynasty prospects for longer-term outlooks.

Ranking Player Pos Team Age ETA
1 Miguel Vargas 3B LAD 22 August
2 C.J. Abrams SS WAS 21 August
3 Alec Burleson OF STL 23 August
4 Ryan Pepiot SP LAD 24 August
5 Triston Casas 1B BOS 22 Mid/Late Aug
6 Josh Jung 3B TEX 24 Late Aug/Sept
7 Esteury Ruiz OF MIL 23 Late Aug/Sept
8 DL Hall SP BAL 23 August
9 Spencer Steer 2B/3B MIN 24 August
10 Francisco Alvarez C NYM 20 August
11 Ken Waldichuk SP OAK 24 September
12 Kyle Muller SP ATL 24 September
13 Kyle Stowers OF BAL 24 September
14 Drew Waters OF KC 23 September
15 Shea Langeliers C OAK 24 September
16 Jordan Westburg 3B/SS BAL 23 September
17 Gabriel Moreno C TOR 22 September
18 Mason Martin 1B PIT 22 September
19 Pedro Leon 2B/OF HOU 24 September
20 Ryan Noda 1B/OF LAD 26 September
21 Oswald Peraza SS NYY 22 September
22 Jonathan Aranda 1B/2B/3B TB 24 September
23 Hunter Brown SP HOU 23 September
24 Gabriel Arias SS CLE 21 September
25 Corbin Carroll OF ARI 21 September
26 Gunnar Henderson 3B/SS BAL 20 September

 

Fantasy Baseball Prospect Rankings #1-5

Miguel Vargas called up briefly but was then sent back down. I had C.J. Abrams as the new number one but will slide Vargas back into the top slot. Regarding Abrams, players need 130 at-bats in order to no longer be considered a prospect, and Abrams has 125. Abrams finds himself in Washington and the opportunity to play everyday should happen soon. This is a team relying on Cesar Hernandez and Luis Garcia; Abrams is better than both.

Ryan Pepiot finds himself third. There are more talented pitching prospects but with Clayton Kershaw hurt, there is a strong chance Pepiot gets to fill in.

Josh Jung is brand new to the list. He has played eight rehab games so far and has three home runs at the Florida Complex League. Look for him to move up to Double-A or Triple-A at some point. If he is coming along well, Texas will want to give him a look before the season ends.

 

Fantasy Baseball Prospect Rankings #6-10

Spencer Steer moves up to No. 8 in the list now after being traded to Cincinnati. Is he better than Jose Barreo, Donovan Solano, Jake Fraley, or Albert Almora Jr.? If the answer is "yes" to any of them from the Reds' perspective, he probably plays everyday rest of the season when that decision is made.

Ken Waldichuk also moves up as he was part of the Frankie Montas trade that brought him to Oakland. Adam Oller has been a disaster and Waldichuk has a 3.59 ERA and a 34% strikeout rate in Triple-A.

Kyle Muller also moves up as he is back from his injury on his non-throwing hand. He had five strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched but also allowed five runs. The Braves already didn't believe in him and they didn't trade him either, so he could very well not pitch in the majors this year outside of an injury.

 

Fantasy Baseball Prospect Rankings #11-25

These are guys that likely won't make an impact this season in fantasy outside of injuries happening or something like that, especially the guys listed that stayed on playoff contenders like Oswald Peraza, Jonathan Aranda, Michael Bush, etc.

Drew Waters makes his debut on this list. He is now in the Royals system and is being blocked by Michael A. Taylor and Kyle Isbel in Centerfield. In 301 Triple-A plate appearances, he has 10 HR and 14 SB. In 20 games in the Royals' system, he has five home runs and nine steals. There was no way he was going to come up on the Braves but things are open in Kansas City if they are willing to give him a shot.

Shea Langliers and Gabriel Moreno move down as their respective teams did not trade a catcher. Both are talented but likely an injury away from coming up.

In general, I am lower on Baltimore prospects. They are only 1.5 games out of a wild-card spot but they traded away their closer and Mancini. I was hoping Odor would get displaced by a Jordan Westburg and that a Mancini trade might bring up Kyle Stowers but we haven't seen any of that yet.

Corbin Carroll and Gunnar Henderson round out the list, not because of their talent but because they will likely stay in the minors until 2023. If it looks like they could come up in 2022, they will jump up the list as these are two of the best prospects in the game right now.

 

Honorable Fantasy Prospect Mentions



Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy baseball app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, sleepers, prospects & more. All free!



More Fantasy Baseball Prospects and Rookies




LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Daily Stats & Leaders
All Pitcher Matchups
Compare Any Players
Pickups & Streamers
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

ROTOBALLER PLAYER NEWS

Ke'Bryan Hayes12 hours ago

Has Lower Back Discomfort
Dane Dunning12 hours ago

Set To Undergo Hip Surgery, Out For Season
Freddie Freeman12 hours ago

Scratched Due To Illness
Brandon Lowe12 hours ago

Will Not Return This Season
J.K. Dobbins12 hours ago

To Make Season Debut In Week 3
Luis Castillo13 hours ago

Seattle Mariners Agree To Five-Year Extension With Luis Castillo
Luis Robert13 hours ago

Headed To IL, Done For Season
Josh Jacobs13 hours ago

To Travel To Tennessee
Shane Baz13 hours ago

To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
Brandon Nimmo17 hours ago

Not In The Lineup On Saturday
Freddy Peralta17 hours ago

Will Start Sunday Vs. Cincinnati
Nick Castellanos17 hours ago

Will Return To The Phillies Next Week
Minnesota Twins18 hours ago

Rocco Baldelli Will Remain With The Twins In 2023
Sheldon Neuse18 hours ago

Designated For Assignment
CJ McCollum18 hours ago

C.J. McCollum Signs Extension With Pelicans
Indiana Pacers18 hours ago

Langston Galloway Joins Pacers
Indiana Pacers18 hours ago

Norvel Pelle, Justin Anderson Get Training Camp Deals
Golden State Warriors18 hours ago

Andre Iguodala Returns To Warriors
Jake Odorizzi19 hours ago

Torched By Phillies Friday
Gerrit Cole20 hours ago

Gets Ejected Friday Against Red Sox
J.D. Martinez20 hours ago

Retreats To The Bench Saturday
Nathan Eovaldi20 hours ago

Allows Three Runs In Rehab Start
Spencer Strider20 hours ago

Braves Place Spencer Strider On The Injured List
Adolis García20 hours ago

X-Rays Come Back Negative On Adolis Garcia
Albert Pujols20 hours ago

Joins 700-Homer Club With Two Bombs
Nick Richards1 day ago

Has Impressed Hornets
Jalen Johnson1 day ago

To Get More Minutes
Bogdan Bogdanovic1 day ago

Won't Be Fully Ready For Training Camp
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander1 day ago

Could Miss Season Opener
Luguentz Dort1 day ago

Should Be Ready For Training Camp
Yadier Molina1 day ago

Out Again On Friday
Tyler Mahle1 day ago

Won't Pitch Again In 2022
Jerry Jeudy1 day ago

KJ Hamler Questionable For Week 3
Sammy Watkins1 day ago

Ruled Out For Sunday
Hunter Renfrow1 day ago

Ruled Out Against Titans
Gabe Davis1 day ago

Questionable For Week 3
George Kittle1 day ago

To Make Season Debut Sunday Night
Alvin Kamara2 days ago

Questionable To Play In Week 3
Chris Godwin2 days ago

Ruled Out Against Packers
Keenan Allen2 days ago

Questionable To Face Jaguars
Justin Herbert2 days ago

Officially Questionable For Week 3
Harrison Butker2 days ago

Out For Week 3
Indianapolis Colts2 days ago

Shaquille Leonard Ruled Out For Week 3
Michael Pittman Jr.2 days ago

Ready To Go For Week 3
James Conner2 days ago

To Be A Game-Time Decision Against Rams
Julio Jones2 days ago

Expected To Be Game-Time Decision In Week 3
Christian McCaffrey2 days ago

Off The Week 3 Injury Report
George Kittle2 days ago

Practices Again Thursday
J.K. Dobbins2 days ago

Practices In Full On Thursday
Dalton Schultz2 days ago

Doing "A Little More" Each Day
Keenan Allen2 days ago

Logs Limited Practice Session On Thursday
Patrick Kane3 days ago

Keen To Remain In Chicago
Nicklas Backstrom3 days ago

Believes He Can Play This Season
Nolan Patrick3 days ago

To Miss The Entire 2022-23 Season
Jake Muzzin3 days ago

Misses Start Of Training Camp
Nick Suzuki3 days ago

Out Of Action For A Couple Of Weeks
Gabriel Landeskog3 days ago

Will Miss The Start Of The Season
Kawhi Leonard3 days ago

Will Be Eased Into Action To Begin 2022-23
Kelly Olynyk3 days ago

Saben Lee Join Jazz Via Trade
James Wiseman3 days ago

Golden State Expresses Confidence In James Wiseman
Bojan Bogdanovic3 days ago

Detroit Lands Bojan Bogdanovic In Trade
Quinn Cook3 days ago

Formally Signs With Kings
Charlotte Hornets3 days ago

Dennis Smith Jr. Heading To Charlotte
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander3 days ago

To Miss At Least Two Weeks
Lonzo Ball3 days ago

Scheduled For A Knee Procedure
New York Knicks3 days ago

Knicks Sign Quinton Rose
Andrew Copp4 days ago

Misses Training Camp
Timothy Liljegren4 days ago

Out For At Least Six Weeks
Jason Robertson4 days ago

Misses Start Of Training Camp
Barrett Hayton4 days ago

Inks Two-Year Deal With Coyotes
Mike Smith4 days ago

Fails Physical, Heading To Long-Term Injured Reserve
Nils Lundkvist4 days ago

Traded To Stars
J.T. Miller4 days ago

Signs Long-Term In Vancouver
Tim Stützle4 days ago

Tim Stutzle Staying With Ottawa Long-Term
Kirby Dach4 days ago

And Canadiens Sign Extension
COL4 days ago

Colorado Avalanche Sign Evan Rodrigues
Sean Durzi4 days ago

Signs Extension With Kings
Jae Crowder4 days ago

Suns Looking To Move Jae Crowder
Utah Jazz4 days ago

Cody Zeller Joins Jazz Roster
Phoenix Suns4 days ago

Frank Jackson Signs With Suns
ARI5 days ago

Keith Yandle Retires After 16 NHL Seasons
MON5 days ago

P.K. Subban Retires From The NHL
BOS5 days ago

Zdeno Chara Hangs Up His Skates
Ryan Ellis5 days ago

Still Not Ready For Action
Andre Fili6 days ago

Takes Split Decision In A Very Close Contest
MMA6 days ago

Song Yadong Falls Short In Main Event Due To Massive Cut
Cory Sandhagen6 days ago

Scores Impressive TKO Win
Chidi Njokuani6 days ago

Suffers TKO Loss Saturday
Gregory Rodrigues6 days ago

Earns TKO Victory On Saturday
Bill Algeo6 days ago

Suffers Close Split-Decision Loss
Alen Amedovski6 days ago

Drops Fourth Straight Fight
Joe Pyfer6 days ago

Impresses In UFC Debut With KO/TKO Win
Tanner Boser6 days ago

Drops A Split Decision Saturday
Rodrigo Nascimento6 days ago

Ferreira Secures Close Victory
Marc-Andre Barriault6 days ago

Takes Submission Loss
Anthony Hernandez6 days ago

Earns Another Submission Finish
Chase Elliott1 week ago

Has Subpar Qualifying Effort Friday
Kyle Busch1 week ago

On The Outside Looking In At Bristol
Tyler Reddick1 week ago

Under Heavy Stress At Bristol
William Byron1 week ago

On Cruise Control For Bristol
Joey Logano1 week ago

Begins 15th At Bristol Motor Speedway
NASCAR1 week ago

Bubba Wallace Looks To Keep On Rolling At Bristol
Ross Chastain1 week ago

Still Marked At Bristol
Brad Keselowski1 week ago

Rounds Out Top 10 At Bristol
Austin Cindric1 week ago

On The Bubble For Bristol
Christopher Bell1 week ago

Has Advanced In NASCAR Playoffs
Kevin Harvick1 week ago

Likely Needs Win To Stay In Playoffs
Ryan Blaney1 week ago

Has Work To Do At Bristol
Kyle Larson1 week ago

Excels At Leading Laps At Bristol
Denny Hamlin1 week ago

Wants To Win Saturday At Bristol
NASCAR1 week ago

Alex Bowman Fast Around Bristol Track Friday
NASCAR1 week ago

Chase Briscoe Starts Outside Row 1 At Bristol
NASCAR1 week ago

Aric Almirola Grabs Pole At Bristol
MMA1 week ago

Cory Sandhagen In Need Of A Rebound Win
MMA1 week ago

Song Yadong Looking For Fourth Straight Win
MMA1 week ago

Gregory Rodrigues Set For Saturday's Co-Main Event
MMA1 week ago

Chidi Njokuani Looking To Continue Middleweight Run
Bill Algeo1 week ago

Looking For Third Straight Victory
Andre Fili1 week ago

In Need Of A Win Saturday In Vegas
MMA1 week ago

Joe Pyfer Enters As DraftKings' Biggest Favorite Saturday
Alen Amedovski1 week ago

Looking To Climb Out Of Recent Hole
Rodrigo Nascimento1 week ago

Ferreira Looking For First Win In Two Years
Denny Hamlin2 weeks ago

Up For A Challenge At Kansas
Chase Elliott2 weeks ago

Begins Back Outside Top 20 Sunday
Kyle Busch2 weeks ago

Could Be Decent DFS Possibility Sunday
Daniel Suarez2 weeks ago

Bit Of A Wildcard At Kansas

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP

MORE RECENT ARTICLES

 
max scherzer fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers mlb injury news

Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (9/25/22)

Happy Sunday, RotoBallers, we're back for another day of MLB betting picks! Make sure you're following my Twitter, as I can't guarantee that I'll always be able to get the added plays written here in the article, but I will typically add whatever else I'm playing throughout the day. The entire RotoBaller team has been... Read More


mike trout fantasy baseball rankings MLB injury news DFS lineup picks

DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/25/22): Today's Top MLB DFS Lineups

We have a big main slate in MLB today. While most of the world is on the NFL in September, there is still some cash to be made in MLB. Half the guys I think will play will not, so you have to be as flexible as Gumby to play MLB DFS in September, but... Read More


sandy alcantara fantasy baseball rankings starting pitchers draft sleepers

Starts & Sits for MLB Week 24 - All Starting Pitcher Matchups for Fantasy Baseball

Welcome back RotoBallers! Just two weeks remaining. If you're still reading this, you just have some really important start/sit decisions to make this week, and I'm here to attempt to help you in that quest. As always, we are here with our starting pitcher starts and sits series to help you set those winning lineups... Read More


Max Fried - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Draft Sleepers, MLB Injury News

Starts & Sits for MLB Week 25 - All Starting Pitcher Matchups for Fantasy Baseball

We made it to the end. Week 25 is the final 10 days of the season. I am pleased to bring you this chart one more time, and I appreciate all the readership and the feedback (good and bad). I have given a score to 4,860 probable starters this year (with some help from automation).... Read More


benched with bubba fantasy baseball podcast rotoballer

Bubba and Bat Flip 137 - Week 25 FAAB Recap - Benched with Bubba (Episode 508)

Bubba (@bdentrek) is joined by Bat Flip Crazy (@BatFlipCrazy). In tonight's episode, the guys will recap the Week 25 NFBC FAAB and ask a lot of listener questions. Be sure to subscribe to the Benched With Bubba Podcast, part of RotoBaller Radio's Podcast Network. Like and Subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and... Read More


Oscar Gonzalez - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire pickups

Points League Hitters: Waiver Wire Pickups for Fantasy Baseball - Week 25

Welcome to Week 25 and our fantasy baseball waiver wire hitters. We'll be doing this roundup of points leagues every week here at RotoBaller, with waiver wire targets and streaming pitchers being evaluated in terms of the different scoring systems of ESPN, Yahoo!, CBS, and Fantrax. Player values can vary wildly from platform to platform,... Read More


hunter greene fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers pitcher waiver wire

Two-Start Pitcher Streamers for Fantasy Baseball - Week 25

We have a bit of a weird situation here as the MLB regular season runs up through October 5, which is a Wednesday. Different leagues will handle this differently, but I imagine that the majority of leagues that aren't already finished will run the whole through that October 5 day. Because of these extra three... Read More


corey seager fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers MLB injury news

Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (9/24/22)

Happy Saturday, RotoBallers, we're back for another day of MLB betting picks! Make sure you're following my Twitter, as I can't guarantee that I'll always be able to get the added plays written here in the article, but I will typically add whatever else I'm playing throughout the day. The entire RotoBaller team has been... Read More


DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/24/22): Today's Top MLB DFS Lineups

Today's MLB slates are split up as is the norm for September baseball. Half the guys I think will play will not, so you have to be as flexible as Gumby to play MLB DFS in September, but that also means that there is a lot of money out there should you dare to dive... Read More


MLB injuries fantasy baseball injury news updates stock

Daily MLB Injury Roundup for September 24th, 2022

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for September 24th, 2022. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Fantasy Baseball Week 25 Injury News and Updates: Tyler Glasnow, Trevor Story, Frankie Montas, Spencer Strider, Starling Marte

September is coming to an end and so is the baseball season. At this point, fantasy players are either watching their teams win their leagues, finish in the money or just trying to end the season out of their league's cellar. Because pitchers have a 15-day IL and hitters have a 10-day IL, a lot... Read More


Gunnar Henderson - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, MLB Prospects, Draft Sleepers

Top Hitter Streamers and Starts for Fantasy Baseball - Week 25

This is it, the final week. We have one more week of fantasy baseball ahead of us. There is no more time for making wrong decisions, they must all be perfect from here on, if you're still playing the game - which I assume you are since I have your attention here. I quite enjoyed... Read More


Jhoan Duran fantasy baseball rankings closers saves draft sleepers waiver wire

Closers and Saves Waiver Wire Report for Fantasy Baseball - Week 24

Two weeks left, Closers and Saves Report readers. That's it! Two weeks until the regular season ends and a very irregular season known as the postseason begins! Most fantasy leagues are well into the playoffs at this point, with some already in the finals and some others already wrapped up. But there's still baseball to... Read More