2018 First-Year Player Draft Top 100 for Dynasty Leagues

Any good enthusiast no matter the hobby, genre, or game loves some fresh meat. Something new and exciting to sink your teeth into. For baseball nuts and prospect hounds like myself there’s nearly nothing better than the stretch of time between mid-June and July 2. This is of course the period between the MLB amateur draft and the July 2nd International signing period. All these new players to research, follow, and digest following short-season leagues and rookie ball wrapping up in early September. This is the time where the greatest amount of planning is put into researching and ranking the most recent wave of talent. If you play in deep dynasty leagues like the team here does, then you know typically the “First-Year Player Draft” is the beginning of your offseason, and in many strict dynasty setups, the only way you add players from season to season. So, we here at Prospects Live entrusted our two fantasy analysts to compile a top 100 list comprised of nothing but 2018 draftees, and International signings. Those fantasy analysts were of course myself, Ralph Lifshitz, and our resident manager, Matt Thompson. Below is the product of several weeks worth of work, diligent viewing of video, and first-hand reports from our scouting department and network of foot soldiers throughout the baseball world.

Process: Matt and I each ranked out 100 prospects, not looking at each other’s list at all. We then averaged the two ranks and came up with a composite number. If you are interested in each of our top 100’s click the link below. A PDF version is also available by clicking the button below the link.

Searchable 2018 FYPD Ranks

1. Nolan Gorman, 3B | St. Louis Cardinals (Round 1: Pick 19 Bonus: $3.23M)

The best raw power in the draft, showed well in rookie ball, finished the season in Low-A. Future middle-of-the-order potential. - Ralph Lifshitz

2. Trevor Larnach, OF | Minnesota Twins (Round 1: Pick 20 Bonus: $2.55M)

Lefty with a beautiful swing, uses all fields. Power finally showed up in a big way last season. Above-average hit tool with plus pop. Advanced offensive skill set should get to Minnesota quickly. My number-one pick in FYPD's. - Matt Thompson

3. Jonathan India, 3B | Cincinnati Reds (Round 1: Pick 5 Bonus: $5.297M)

I ranked India second in my personal Top 100. The combination of multiple plus tools in his hit, glove, and overall athleticism. It’s easy to imagine a player that impacts the game on both sides of the ball. - RL

4. Victor Victor Mesa, OF | Miami Marlins (2018 International Bonus: $5.25M)

Mesa looks to be worth all the hype. We're expecting an advanced feel for hit with average power and plus speed that plays on the bases. Plus defense adds a layer of safety. - MT

5. Xavier Edwards, SS | San Diego Padres (Round 1CB: Pick 38 Bonus: $2.6M)

A premium athlete in the middle infield with above average feel to hit. Switch-hitter who hit exclusively left-handed in debut, could perhaps unlock more power as he develops. - RL

6. Jarred Kelenic, OF | New York Mets (Round 1: Pick 6 Bonus: $4.5M)

Cold-weather prep kid might have best hit tool and power combination in the draft. When you factor in his plus speed you have a dynamic offensive player. - MT

7. Alec Bohm, 3B | Philadelphia Phillies (Round 1: Pick 3 Bonus: $5.85M)

An unproductive and injury-riddled professional debut took some of the shine off Bohm. However there’s still a bat with a history of his power playing in games and with wood bats. - RL

8. Jordan Groshans, 3B | Toronto Blue Jays (Round 1: Pick 12 Bonus: $3.4M)

Future third baseman has plus bat speed that generates plus raw power. Uber-athletic and might have my favorite swing in the draft. - MT

9. Casey Mize, RHP | Detroit Tigers (Round 1: Pick 1 Bonus: $7.5M)

The best pitcher in the class and the top overall pick. In pitching based points formats I’d take Mize first overall. Mixes variations of four pitches, premium velocity, and a devastating out pitch in his splitter. Some injury risk. - RL

10. Jordyn Adams, OF | Los Angeles Angels (Round 1: Pick 17 $4.1M)

Double-plus speed and plus raw power give Adams significant upside. Had season ended early with nasty collision that resulted in broken jaw. High risk, high reward. - MT

11. Nick Madrigal, SS | Chicago White Sox (Round 1: Pick 4 Bonus: $6.41M)

Arguably the best hit tool in the draft, Madrigal is a high motor player with premium pedigree. The biggest question for fantasy owners isn’t Madrigal’s ability to hit, but hit for power. Surefire major leaguer with value on the bases and in the field. - RL

12. Matthew Liberatore, LHP | Tampa Bay Rays (Round 1: Pick 16 Bonus: $3.497M)

Advanced prep lefty with a fastball that can touch 95 with extension. Fastball takes a back seat to two plus secondaries and advanced feel for pitching. - MT

13. Cole Winn, RHP | Texas Rangers (Round 1: Pick 15 Bonus: $3.15M)

Frontline starter upside, smooth mechanics, advanced feel for pitching and the arsenal to match. My top prep arm in the 2018 class. - RL

14. Joey Bart, C | San Francisco Giants (Round 1: Pick 2 Bonus: $7.025M)

Big 6-foot-3 frame. Power over hit tool catcher that’s a lock to stay at the position. It doesn't take much to become a top ten fantasy catcher. Bart should be that at peak. - MT

15. Nico Hoerner, SS | Chicago Cubs (Round 1: Pick 24 Bonus: $2.724M)

Advanced college bat that hits the ball with authority. Bat-first middle infielder that could move quick. - RL

16. Alek Thomas, OF | Arizona Diamondbacks (Round 2: Pick 63 Bonus: $1.2M)

Dynamic athlete with above-average hit tool, plus speed and some power projection. Thomas has an MLB upbringing (sort of) and is now just focusing on baseball full-time. Watch out. - MT

17. Seth Beer, 1B/OF | Houston Astros (Round 1: Pick 28 Bonus: $2.25M)

Slashed .304/.389/.496 in his pro debut despite playing 56 of his 67 games in full-season ball. Historic college career looking to translate his plus hit-power skills. - RL

18. Travis Swaggerty, OF | Pittsburgh Pirates (Round 1: Pick 10 Bonus: $4.4M)

T-Swaggs has plus feel for hit and a mature approach. Reminds me of the collegiate version of Kelenic. - MT

19. Marco Luciano, OF San Francisco Giants (2018 International Bonus: $2.6M)

The best all-around hitter in the 2018 International class. Luciano possesses impressive wiry strength, plus bat speed, and quick-twitch athleticism. The J2 kid to chase in dynasty. - RL

20. Malcom Nunez, 3B | St. Louis Cardinals (2018 International Bonus: $300K)

.415/.497/.774 line with 13 homers in 44 games will get anyone's attention. Nunez has advanced feel for the strike zone and is a kid the Cardinals followed for a while. - MT

21. Orelvis Martinez, SS | Toronto Blue Jays (2018 International Bonus: $3.5M)

Orelvis signed for the highest bonus in the 2018 J2 class, a $3.5 Million investment for the Jays. Quick compact swing, plus power projection, athleticism, and above-average defending make Martinez one of the most exciting talents on this list. - RL

22. Kyler Murray, OF | Oakland Athletics (Round 1: Pick 9 Bonus: $4.66M)

Oklahoma QB, and soon to be Oakland prospect, gave you a taste of what he can be with nice final collegiate season. You know about the speed and athleticism, but will Murray hit enough to tap into raw power? - MT

23. Grant Lavigne, 1B | Colorado Rockies (Round 1CB: Pick 42 Bonus: $2M)

The power-hitting first baseman busted out in rookie ball slugging 6 homers and slashing .350/.477/.519. Storied career during his time in the NH Prep ranks. Two Gatorade player of the year awards, and a state title. Lefty power bat to dream on in Coors. - RL

24. Triston Casas, 3B | Boston Red Sox (Round 1: Pick 26 Bonus: $2.552M)

Future first baseman had his season end after tearing a ligament in his thumb. Will be a strong asset in dynasty leagues due to power and on-base skills. Bump up a bit in OBP formats. - MT

25. Jeremiah Jackson, SS | Los Angeles Angels (Round 2: Pick 57 Bonus: $1.196M)

The top Alabama prep player in the 2018 class, Jackson combines feel to hit with projectable power. Likely to move off shortstop, with a future at second or third. - RL

26. Brady Singer, RHP | Kansas City Royals (Round 1: Pick 18 Bonus: $4.125M)

Low-90s fastball has plus run and sink. Breaking balls blend together but stand alone as above-average offerings. Development of change and slight improvement in fastball command will determine whether he's a number two or three starter. - MT

27. Blaze Alexander, SS | Arizona Diamondbacks (Round 11: Pick 339 Bonus: $500K)

The D-Backs stole the IMG product in the 11th round with an over-slot bonus. Blaze didn't disappoint, delivering .300 batting averages, and .500+ slugging percentages at both stops of rookie ball. Clean easy swing, with natural loft and the athleticism to stick at short. - RL

28. Tristan Pompey, OF | Miami Marlins (Round 3: Pick 89 Bonus: $645K)

Canadian switch-hitting slugger has quick bat that generates plus raw power. Will take a walk but overall swing and miss might put a cap on the ceiling. - MT

29. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP | Baltimore Orioles (Round 1: Pick 11 Bonus: $4.3M)

Prototype body at 6-foot-5, 230 pounds. Mixes four pitches with swing and miss stuff. It's okay to get excited about an Orioles pitching prospect. - RL

30. Jonathan Ornelas, 3B/SS/2B | Texas Rangers (Round 3: Pick 91 Bonus: $622.8K)

Probably not going to stay at short, but average hit and power tools play up due to advanced plate skills. He's also an average runner that should steal double digit bases as well. - MT

31. Parker Meadows, OF | Detroit Tigers (Round 2: Pick 44 Bonus: $2.5M)

Second-rounder out of the Georgia prep ranks, and younger brother of Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows. Elite athlete with double plus speed in center and projectable power. Arrow pointing up heading into 2019. - RL

32. Mason Denaburg, RHP | Washington Nationals (Round 1: Pick 27 Bonus: $3M)

Plus arm strength and athleticism here. Prep righty can hit 97 with a plus curveball. Didn't pitch after signing. Had biceps injury his senior year in high school. - MT

33. Kyle Isbel, OF | Kansas City Royals (Round 3: Pick 94 Bonus: $592.3K)

Standout player at UNLV, combines feel to hit, plate approach, bat path geared toward loft, but still short to the ball. Good baserunner, athletic enough to stick in right and cover in center at times, played some second in instructs and down the Cape in 2017. - RL

34. Ethan Hankins, RHP | Cleveland Indians (Round 1CB: Pick 35 Bonus: $2.246M)

Dominating stuff before shoulder injury took the 1-1 talks out at the knees. Love the gamble by the Indians here. Hankins could be the best arm in the entire draft if stuff comes back to pre-draft levels. - MT

35. Noelvi Marte, SS | Seattle Mariners (2018 International Bonus: $1.55M)

One of the better bats in the international class, big raw power with feel to hit, outside shot he sticks at short, likely moves to third. - RL

36. Greyson Jenista 1B/OF | Atlanta Braves (Round 2: Pick 49 Bonus: $1.2M)

Alec Bohm's sidekick at Wichita State. He's struggled with offspeed pitches since turning pro. Plus raw power and surprising athleticism give some room for upside here. First base, corner outfielder profile. - MT

37. Shane McClanahan, LHP | Tampa Bay Rays (Round 1C: Pick 31 Bonus: $2.23M)

100 mph from the left side with a plus changeup and an average slider. Control issues, a violent delivery, and past injuries make McClanahan a pick with a great deal of risk. - RL

38. Cole Roederer, OF | Chicago Cubs (Round 2: Pick 77 Bonus: $1.2M)

The most divisive rank here between Ralph and I, and I'm the aggressor on Roederer. All five tools are present to varying degrees, but it comes down to trusting the hit tool and the injury history. Doesn't hurt that the Cubs are one of the best at developing hitters in recent years. - MT

39. Bo Naylor, C | Cleveland Indians (Round 1: Pick 29 Bonus: $2.578M)

A nice combination of power and hit, his plus arm gives him a shot to stick behind the plate or maybe find a future at third. The top Canadian prep in this year's draft. Younger brother of the Padres' Josh Naylor. - RL

40. Jake McCarthy, OF | Arizona Diamondbacks (Round 1CB: Pick 39 Bonus: $1.65M)

Plus runner with athleticism to play center but not the arm, which matters because he might find himself as a tweener with not quite enough pop to play a MLB corner outfield spot. Potential elite OBP asset. - MT

41. Daniel Lynch, LHP | Kansas City Royals (Round 1: Pick 34 Bonus: $1.6975M)

After some struggles at Virginia, Lynch flourished in his professional debut. The Royals focused on his four-seam and the pitch showed improved velocity ramping his fastball to 97. Mixing in a slider that flashes plus, a changeup with nice movement, and an average hook. - RL

42. Logan Gilbert, RHP | Seattle Mariners (Round 1: Pick 14 Bonus: $3.883M)

We didn't get a chance to watch Gilbert in pro ball this summer, but his impressive amateur track record speaks for itself. His fastball velocity waned early in the season but was back up to the mid-90s laster in the spring. Mixes in three secondaries led by a plus changeup. - RL

43. Josh Stowers, OF | Seattle Mariners (Round 2: Pick 54 Bonus: $1.1M)

Athleticism and above-average wheels are the carrying tool here, no other tool stands out above the rest. Profiles better as a corner outfielder due to the arm. - MT

44. Gabriel Rodriguez, SS | Cleveland Indians (2018 International Bonus: $1.5M)

Good all-around talent from this season's International class. No standout tool but does a little of everything, while hinting at a plus power ceiling. J2 kids are a slow burn, but Rodriguez has several pathways to success. - RL

45. Jackson Kowar, RHP | Kansas City Royals (Round 1: Pick 33 Bonus: $2.147M)

Ideal pitchers frame at 6-foot-6 with plenty of room to add some good weight. Above-average heater with run and plus changeup headline the arsenal. Need one of breaking balls to be more consistent to be average third pitch. Some projection here for a college arm. - MT

46. Brice Turang, SS | Milwaukee Brewers (Round 1: Pick 21 Bonus: $3.4111M)

Glove-first shortstop with feel to hit and plus plate approach. Power is more doubles variety than over the fence, concern is the bat never makes enough impact. Some utility risk. - RL

47. Jayce Easley, 2B | Texas Rangers (Round 5: Pick 149 Bonus: $500K)

Small-statured kid with MLB bloodlines. Plus speed and instincts paired with all fields line-drive approach. Has the arm and instincts to stick at shortstop. Exciting player. - MT

48. Osiel Rodriguez, RHP | New York Yankees (2018 International Bonus: $600K)

There couldn't be a better organization to hone Osiel's raw ability. A big arm with a fastball that touches 97 and four off-speed offerings. Osiel changes arm angles, and manipulates his pitches. One of the top arms on the J2 market in 2018. - RL

49. Jameson Hannah, OF | Oakland Athletics (Round 2: Pick 50 Bonus: $1.8M)

Future top of the order hitter with 60-raw power that's starting to play in games. Average hit tool and plus wheels play up in fantasy game due to strong plate approach despite some swing-and-miss concerns. - MT

50. Mike Siani, OF | Cincinnati Reds (Round 4: Pick 109 Bonus: $2M)

An elite defender and athlete form the PA prep ranks. Some questions regarding his hit tool dropped him into the fourth round, but he still packs plenty of offensive upside. Enough power and speed to flash 20-20 if the bat maxes out. - RL

51. Connor Scott, OF | Miami Marlins (Round 1: Pick 13 Bonus: $4.0382M)

A plus runner with an average hit tool and average pop, Scott is a better real-life prospect than fantasy one due to the arm and outfield defense. Swing is mechanically similar to fellow Plant HS alum Kyle Tucker, but Scott won't develop the pop or the hit tool Tucker has. - MT

52. Steele Walker, OF | Chicago White Sox (Round 2: Pick 46 Bonus: $2M)

Kyler Murray's running mate at OU, Walker brings one of the best hit tools in the draft from the left side with at least average power and foot speed. Can play all three outfield positions and brings a well-rounded skillset that plays up due to his high motor. - RL

53. Nick Schnell, OF | Tampa Bay Rays ( Round 1C: Pick 32 Bonus: $2.297M)

Schnell performed well during the showcase season and hit his way into the first round. More gap-to-gap power right now than anything else, he should accumulate plenty of extra base hits with his above-average wheels. - MT

54. Alvin Guzman, OF | Arizona Diamondbacks (2018 International Bonus: $1.85M)

A toolsy athlete, Guzman brings a very intriguing power/speed combination, with defensive value that gives him a higher floor than most in this mold. Lots of projection in the body and on the power, but his upside is immense. - RL

55. Joe Gray, OF | Milwaukee Brewers (Round 2: Pick 60 Bonus: $1.113M)

Gray's above-average speed and plus raw power combo is a sexy one, but the inability to make consistent contact might end the dream before it even gets off the ground. If he puts it together though...wow. Ultimate high upside dart throw in your FYPD. - MT

56. Osiris Johnson, SS | Miami Marlins (Round 2: Pick 53 Bonus: $1.318M)

A toolbox with power, speed, and athleticism. If everything maxes out Johnson will be a fantasy star. It will be a slow burn as he sharpens his impressive raw tools. - RL

57. Alexander Vargas, SS | New York Yankees (2018 International Bonus: $2.5M)

Switch-hitting, 16-year-old Cuban has a plus hit tool with the speed and instincts to swipe 30 bases. As he adds more weight look for the power projection to rise. - MT

58. Raynel Delgado, 3B | Cleveland Indians (Round 6: Pick 193 Bonus: $900,000)

The Indians signed Delgado for nearly triple his slot value after taking him in the sixth round. A switch hitter with feel to hit from both sides of the dish, Delgado's plus bat speed drives his hit and power projection. Below-average foot speed limits him to second or third. - RL

59. Tristan Beck, RHP | Atlanta Braves (Round 4: Pick 112 Bonus: $900,000)

I'm the high man on Beck, and early reports this fall have the stuff bouncing back after a serious back injury while at Stanford. Beck throws four average or better pitches and commands them well. - MT

60. Lenny Torres, RHP | Cleveland Indians (Round 1CB: Pick 41 Bonus: $1.350M)

Right-hander from the NY prep ranks, Torres’ double plus fastball leads his arsenal touching 96-97 with movement. His best secondary is his slider, but it lacks consistency. Working on a changeup, but does not feature it much. Big stuff with a front-end ceiling and a reliever floor. - RL

61. Brock Deatherage, OF | Detroit Tigers (Round 10: Pick 285 Bonus: $10K)

The NC State product has above-average pop from the left side and plus speed. I'm a little worried about the plate approach, but there's still enough here to be an everyday player. - MT

62. Blaine Knight, RHP | Baltimore Orioles (Round 3: Pick 87 Bonus: $664K)

Knight is a potential steal for the Orioles in the third round. The highly projectable college arm (6'3," 165 pounds) has plenty of room to add good weight and mass. His fastball sits around 93 and can touch 97 and he has one of the draft’s highest curveball spin rates and a changeup that flashes. - MT

63. Griffin Conine, OF | Toronto Blue Jays (Round 2: Pick 52 Bonus: $1.35M)

The Jays love a legacy, and Griffin is the son of former major leaguer Jeff Conine. The slugger led the Cape league in homers over the summer of 2017, but struggled early in his junior year. The struggles rooted in some concerning contact issues dropped Conine into the second round. Plus bat speed and natural loft should lead to big homer totals if he can hit enough to earn an everyday role. - RL

64. Ryan Weathers, LHP | San Diego Padres (Round 1: Pick 7 Bonus: $5.226M)

An advanced prep arm that saw Low-A months after being drafted, Weathers spins a plus breaking ball with a heavy sinking fastball and average change. The delivery lacks extension and the body lacks projection, but there's still a solid mid-rotation profile here. - MT

65. Josiah Gray, RHP | Cincinnati Reds (Round 2CB: Pick 72 Bonus: $772K)

The highest D2 player taken in this year's draft, the athletic right-hander features a plus mid-90s fastball, an average slider, and a very raw changeup. Gray only committed to pitching full time a year ago, so there's a lot of development to be had despite the college background. - RL

66. Simeon Woods-Richardson, RHP | New York Mets (Round 2: Pick 48 Bonus: $1.85M)

Stocky right-hander with a deep arsenal, SWR has a max effort delivery and struggles to maintain his low-90s velocity deep in games. There's reliever risk here, but a good one. - MT

67. Juan Guerrero, SS | Colorado Rockies (2018 International Signing Bonus: $650K)

Excellent feel to hit, line drive all fields approach, with power projection. Good all-around player with a chance to stick at short. - RL

68. Nick Decker, OF | Boston Red Sox (Round 2: Pick 65 Bonus: $1.25M)

Plus raw power and a good feel for hit, former two-way player settling in in the outfield. Offensive skills play up due to positive plate approach. Another upside choice. - MT

69. Griffin Roberts, RHP | St. Louis Cardinals (Round 1CB: Pick 43 Bonus: $1.664M)

One of the bigger chasms between Matt and my ranks. Roberts features a mid-90's fastball, and a double-plus slider with high spin rates. His command is the biggest question in the profile and will ultimately define his future role. - RL

70. Micah Bello, OF | Milwaukee Brewers (Round 2CB: Pick 73 Bonus: $550K)

Kid from Hawaii, so it's no surprise he ended up with Milwaukee. Bello is an aggressive hitter with 5’s across the board. A bit on the aggressive side, but it plays. - MT

71. Jeremy Eierman, SS | Oakland Athletics (Round 2CB: Pick 70 Bonus: $1.232M)

After a big sophomore season at Missouri State where Eierman slashed .313/.431/.675 with 23 homers and 17 steals, he hit the Cape League but struggled to replicate the results. His junior campaign was solid but he failed to match his 2017 totals. The power and speed combo make him an intriguing fantasy name, but the hit tool concerns are real. - RL

72. Ryan Rolison, LHP | Colorado Rockies (Round 1: Pick 22 Bonus: $2.912M)

Rolison has a strong enough three-pitch mix to potentially settle into the Rockies rotation in as soon as two years. Fastball is low-90s with some wiggle. Worry about potential plus breaker in Coors, but he could have some value despite pitching environment. - MT

73. Adam Kloffenstein, RHP | Toronto Blue Jays (Round 3: Pick 88 Bonus: $2.450M)

Toronto saved money in the early rounds to pay Kloffenstein way above slot in the third round. A big 6-foot-5 frame, and an arsenal that features five pitches, including four with above-average or better projection. He repeats his delivery, throws strikes, and has feel to pitch. Consistency is the biggest knock on Kloffenstein. - RL

74. Brennen Davis, OF | Chicago Cubs (Round 2: Pick 62 Bonus: $1.1M)

University of Miami commit is raw, but has the potential to be above average offensively. Battled hamstring injuries during senior year of high school that carried with him to pro ball. - MT

75. Nick Northcut, 3B | Boston Red Sox (Round 11: Pick 340 Bonus: $565K)

Raw, power-hitting third baseman with a big uppercut swing geared for over-the-fence power. Unrefined approach at the plate, often fooled by good breaking balls and spin. Years out, but a bat to dream on. - RL

76. Anthony Seigler, C | New York Yankees (Round 1: Pick 23 Bonus: $2.815M)

Good defensive catcher with gap power from both sides of the plate. Also is an ambidextrous pitcher. So he can throw and hit from both sides. - MT

77. Tanner Dodson, OF/P | Tampa Bay Rays (Round 2CB: Pick 71 Bonus: $772K)

Two-way players are all the rage, and the Rays seem pot committed to the idea after selecting Dodson out of Cal and announcing shortly there after he would be developed as both an outfielder and pitcher. On the mound he works mid-90s touching 97, mixing in a slider that flashes plus, and fringy changeup. At the plate he's a switch-hitting, contact-first profile with above-average foot speed, and fielding ability. - RL

78. Misael Urbina, OF | Minnesota Twins (2018 International Bonus: $2.75M)

Teenage Venezuelan kid with quick bat and plus speed. Not much power projection here but he does barrel balls at a high clip. - MT

79. Kevin Alcantara, OF | New York Yankees (2018 International Bonus: $1M)

A slick fielding centerfielder with 70 speed, plus power projection, feel to hit, and elite bat speed. Alcantara has the tools to take off and really make this rank look silly. - RL

80. C.J. Alexander, 3B | Atlanta Braves (Round 20: Pick 592 Bonus: $125K)

20th-round pick that's done nothing but hit since draft. Compact swing that hits line drives all over the field. Good enough defensively to stick at third. - MT

81. Lyon Richardson, RHP | Cincinnati Reds (Round 2: Pick 47 Bonus: $1.997M)

High upside arm with big stuff, lots of projection at this point. Big velocity on his four-seamer, sitting 93-95, popping 96-97. His secondaries consist of a breaking ball in the low 80s-high 70s with inconsistent shape, and a raw changeup. Lots of wonkiness in the delivery at the moment, but there’s very apparent athleticism. - RL

82. Starlyn Castillo, RHP | Philadelphia Phillies (2018 International Bonus: $1.6M)

Dominican arm that was hitting 97 before he turned 16. Not much projection left in the body. Does have a curveball and change that have both flashed at times. Interesting name to track here. - MT

83. Josh Breaux, C | New York Yankees (Round 2: Pick 61 Bonus: $1.497M)

Power hitting catcher with some swing and miss concerns, but has the strength to withstand the rigors of the position. - RL

84. Tyler Frank, SS | Tampa Bay Rays (Round 2: Pick 56 Bonus: $997K)

Versatile infielder that consistently finds the barrel. Doubles power currently, could add to it when he adds strength. - MT

85. Diego Cartaya, C | Los Angeles Dodgers (2018 International Bonus: $2.5M)

Advanced catching prospect some considered the best prospect on the international market. Backs up the defense with good feel to hit, ceiling is a franchise backstop. - RL

86. Owen White, RHP | Texas Rangers (Round 2: Pick 55 Bonus: $1.25M)

6-foot-3 athletic righty that shined in the showcase circuit. Good athlete with three better than average offerings. 91-93 on the heater with a chance for more. - MT

87. Richard Palacios, SS | Cleveland Indians (Round 3: Pick 103 Bonus: $475K)

Brookyln stand up! The latest in a family of pro ballplayers, the Towson product shows good feel to hit to go along with double plus speed. His balanced lefty swing is geared toward contact, making the most of his legs on the base paths. - RL

88. Alejandro Pie, SS | Tampa Bay Rays (2018 International Bonus: $1.4M)

Athletic shortstop with plus speed, strong arm, and crazy projection. Instinctual player with good hands. Hammers fastballs but breaking balls give him trouble. There's some power coming. - MT

89. Terrin Vavra, SS | Colorado Rockies (Round 3: Pick 96 Bonus: $550K)

A cold weather kid from a baseball family, Vavra performed well on the Cape and at Minnesota during his collegiate career. Good bat speed, and a quick lefty swing, gives Vavra the chance to hit, though the power might be more of the gap variety. - RL

90. Brandon Howlett, 3B | Boston Red Sox (Round 21: Pick 640 Bonus: $185K)

Fell to the 21st round because of a tough commitment to FSU, Sawx handed him $185,000 to sign him. He has plus raw power with an advanced approach. Adept at finding the barrel. Should stick at third. - MT

91. Kody Clemens, 2B | Detroit Tigers (Round 3: Pick 79 Bonus: $600K)

Reigning Big 12 Player of the Year, and top performer for the National Champion Longhorns. Clemens has obvious MLB connections, the son of "The Rocket" Roger Clemens. Hit-first second baseman with good bat speed and feel to hit. In many ways at the plate he reminds me of the current version of Cavan Biggio. Employs a BIG leg kick, and takes aggressive, yet controlled hacks. - RL

92. Luken Baker, 1B | St. Louis Cardinals (Round 2C: Pick 75 Bonus: $800K)

Baker is a man without a position, but the Cardinals loved the bat enough to take him in the second round. Massive 6-foot-4 frame. Excellent plate coverage and he can hit. 60 hit, 60 power are possible here, but he will strikeout. - MT

93. Nick Sandlin, RHP | Cleveland Indians (Round 2: Pick 67 Bonus: $750K)

If Pablo Picasso painted a pitcher, he'd paint Sandlin. A dominant college reliever Sandlin worked his way up to Double-A in his pro debut, showcasing his impressive stuff, feel for shaping his offerings, and deceptive delivery and arm angles. A three pitch mix looks more like five offerings at times. - RL

94. Ji-Hwan Bae, SS | Pittsburgh Pirates (2018 International Bonus: $1.25M)

Bae is a slap-hitter with a contact approach and minimal power projection. He's a 70 runner, but looks like a future second baseman due to lack of arm strength. - MT

95. Michael Grove, RHP | Los Angeles Dodgers (Round 2: Pick 68 Bonus: $1.229M)

A victim of the Tommy John succubus, Grove missed all of 2018. Prior to the injury the West Virgina righty was one of the more dominant arms in the Big-12. An athletic build, fluid moments to the plate, and two plus pitches in his mid-90s fastball with heavy sink, and a spike curveball. A polished arm with two swing-and-miss offerings, and great command of his heater. Another Dodger jewel? - RL

96. Kris Bubic, LHP | Kansas City Royals (Round 1CB: PIck 40 Bonus: $1.597M)

Bubic has an odd throwing motion which sort of reminds me of Clayton Richard. Lacks true out pitch. Back of the rotation projection due to lack of athleticism and no put-away pitch. - MT

97. Tim Cate, LHP | Washington Nationals (Round 2: Pick 65 Bonus: $986K)

Smaller lefty with big extension, a double plus breaking ball, and a fastball that sits low-mid 90s. With two plus offerings and less than optimal size Cate is highly likely to end up in a pen role. - RL

98. Grant Little, OF | San Diego Padres (Round 2CB: Pick 74 Bonus: $800K)

Former Texas Tech kid is a versatile athlete that can play all over the diamond. There isn't much power projection here, but Little has a strong feel for the barrel and should hit for average. - MT

99. Alex McKenna, OF | Houston Astros (Round 4: Pick 132 Bonus: $432K)

A hidden gem? McKenna is the type of hitter I'm skeptical on until I've seen production at the higher levels. Showed well in Rookie ball, following a successful career at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. Nice combination of power, speed, with feel to hit. - RL

100. Will Banfield, C | Miami Marlins (Round 2CB: Pick 69 Bonus: $1.8M)

The best defensive backstop in the 2018 class. Has above-average bat speed with some power to the pull side. - MT

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