Seattle Mariners Top 30 Prospects

Seattle Mariners Top 30 Prospects

1. Yusei Kikuchi, LHP

2. Jarred Kelenic, OF

3.Justin Dunn, RHP

4. Justus Sheffield, LHP

5. Julio Rodriguez, OF

Los Angeles Dodgers Top 30 Prospects

Los Angeles Dodgers Top 30 Prospects
  1. Alex Verdugo, OF

  2. Keibert Ruiz, C

  3. Dustin May, RHP

  4. Gavin Lux, 2B/SS

  5. Jeter Downs, SSS

San Diego Padres Top 30 Prospects

San Diego Padres Top 30 Prospects
  1. Frenando Tatis Jr., SS

  2. MacKenzie Gore, LHP

  3. Luis Urias, 2B/SS

  4. Chris Paddack

  5. Luis Patiño

Milwaukee Brewers Top 30 Prospects

Milwaukee Brewers Top 30 Prospects

1. Keston Hiura, 2B

2. Brice Turang, SS

3. Corey Ray, OF

4. Zack Brown, RHP

5. Mauricio Dubon, SS/2B

Detroit Tigers Top 30 Prospects

Detroit Tigers Top 30 Prospects
  1. Casey Mize, RHP

  2. Isaac Paredes, SS

  3. Matt Manning, RHP

  4. Daz Cameron, OF

  5. Franklin Perez, RHP

UPDATED: 2018 First-Year Player Draft Top 100 for Dynasty Leagues

UPDATED: 2018 First-Year Player Draft Top 100 for Dynasty Leagues

It’s been a long two months since we released our first edition of our 2018 First Year Player Draft rankings for dynasty leagues. While there’s been little to no game play since then there’s been time to dive a little deeper. Working as a collective unit on our Top 30 ranks will do that to you. It also forces you to dig a little deeper into the player pool, and that often leads to more refined knowledge on many of the players listed below. For example much has changed for Nico Hoerner since our first ranking. After showing well in the Arizona Fall League coming of injury and fresh out of the draft is a rare feat. We also have the privilege of working with Jason Pennini, who spent an entire Fall League’s worth of time in AZ. Due to Jason’s traveling ways we also got some looks at players in instructional ball in both Arizona and Florida. And of course Jason Woodell was stalking the fields of Florida as well. So all this to say we got live looks like Biggie got bars. Then to top it all of we’ve had some players sign (see: Kikuchi, Yusei, etc), and others we’ve fallen for. So why not update right? Right!

Chicago White Sox Top 30 Prospects

Chicago White Sox Top 30 Prospects
  1. Eloy Jimenez, OF

  2. Michael Kopech, RHP

  3. Luis Robert, OF

  4. Nick Madrigal, SS

  5. Dylan Cease, RHP

Chicago Cubs Top 30 Prospects

Chicago Cubs Top 30 Prospects
  1. Nico Hoerner, 2B

  2. Miguel Amaya, C

  3. Aramis Ademan, SS

  4. Adbert Alzoly, RHP

  5. Justin Steele, LHP

New York Mets Top 30 Prospects

New York Mets Top 30 Prospects
  1. Andres Gimenez, SS

  2. Peter Alonso, 1B

  3. Mark Vientos, 3B

  4. Ronny Mauricio, SS

  5. Shervyen Newton, SS

Texas Rangers Top 30 Prospects

Texas Rangers Top 30 Prospects
  1. Cole Winn, RHP

  2. Hans Crouse, RHP

  3. Bubba Thompson, OF

  4. Julio Pablo Martinez

  5. Leody Taveras

Los Angeles Angels Top 30 Prospects

Los Angeles Angels Top 30 Prospects
  1. Jo Adell, OF

  2. Griffin Canning, RHP

  3. Jahmai Jones, 2B

  4. Brandon Marsh, OF

  5. Jordyn Adams, OF

Cincinnati Reds Top 30 Prospects

Cincinnati Reds Top 30 Prospects
  1. Nick Senzel, 3B/OF

  2. Jonathan India, 3B

  3. Taylor Trammell, OF

  4. Hunter Greene, RHP

  5. Tony Santillian, RHP

Miami Marlins Top 30 Prospects

Miami Marlins Top 30 Prospects

1. Victor Victor Mesa, OF

2. Monte Harrison, OF

3. Isan Diaz, 2B

4. Nick Neidert, RHP

5. Sandy Alcantara, RHP

Philadelphia Phillies Top 30 Prospects

Philadelphia Phillies Top 30 Prospects
  1. Luis Garcia, SS

  2. Sixto Sanchez, RHP

  3. Adonis Medina, RHP

  4. Adam Haseley, OF

  5. Alec Bohm, 3B

Arizona Fall League Top 25 Prospects

Arizona Fall League Top 25 Prospects

Role 80 (5+WAR) – Risk – Moderate

1) Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (1B) Toronto Blue Jays – Heap of effusive praise commence. Eighty grades should not be thrown around lightly. I am not even sure that there should be an 80 given to a prospect every season. Only .3% or 3/1000 data points in a normal distribution fall beyond three standards deviations of the mean. An 80 on the scouting scale describes a position player who is a franchise cornerstone or potential hall of famer. This is perhaps a blasphemous expectation, but that is what I think Vlad will be. Please understand how absurd it is to give him moderate risk to reach this projection. Vlad was the best player in the fall league at age 19 and frankly looked uninterested at times. I don’t think we were watching vintage Guerrero. His bat speed and bat control were surpassed only by his advanced feel for the zone. While I view him as a 1B long-term, but that does not dampen my enthusiasm for him at all.

Colorado Rockies Top 30 Prospects

Colorado Rockies Top 30 Prospects
  1. Brendan Rodgers, SS

  2. Garrett Hampson, 2B/SS

  3. Tyler Nevin, 1B/3B

  4. Colton Welker, 3B

  5. Peter Lambert, RHP

St. Louis Cardinals Top 30 Prospects

St. Louis Cardinals Top 30 Prospects
  1. Alex Reyes, RHP

  2. Nolan Gorman, 3B

  3. Anrew Knizner, C

  4. Dylan Carlson, CF

  5. Elehuris Montero, 3B

Houston Astros Top 30 Prospects

Houston Astros Top 30 Prospects
  1. Forrest Whitley, RHP

  2. Kyle Tucker, OF

  3. Yordan Alvarez, 1B/OF

  4. Josh James, RHP

  5. Corbin Martin, RHP

Kansas City Royals Top 30 Prospects

Kansas City Royals Top 30 Prospects

1. Brady Singer, RHP

2. Kahlil Lee, OF

3. MJ Melendez, C

4. Jackson Kowar, RHP

5. Nick Pratto, 1B