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 off 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 off, we’ve had some players sign (see: Kikuchi, Yusei, etc.), and others we’ve fallen for. So why not update right? Right!

***Pssst not sure if you missed it but we joined forces with Smada and @Minorsgraphs to provide analytics to pair with our scouting looks. Each player with a data page is linked, simply type in the players name in the search bar to choose each player.***

Searchable 2018 FYPD Ranks

1. Yusei Kikuchi, LHP | Seattle Mariners (International Bonus: $44M) - Previous Rank: N/A | Mariners Top 30

The top Japanese pitcher available in the market place jumps into the top spot on our list. His ability to immediately slot into a mid-rotation role now, while the rest of the draft is likely a year or more away makes this is an easy call. There’s potentially more upside in players like Gorman, India, Larnach, Mesa, and the lot, but none offer immediate returns. Eddy broke down valuing Kikuchi in fantasy on January 2nd, take a look. - RL

2. Jonathan India, 3B | Cincinnati Reds (Round 1: Pick 5 Bonus: $5.297M) - Previous Rank: 3 | Reds Top 30 | Minorgraphs

One of the standouts of Jason Pennini’s instructional ball looks, India leapfrogs into our top player available from the 2018 draft class. 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

3. Trevor Larnach, OF | Minnesota Twins (Round 1: Pick 20 Bonus: $2.55M) - Previous Rank: 2 | Twins Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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. - MT

4. Nolan Gorman, 3B | St. Louis Cardinals (Round 1: Pick 19 Bonus: $3.23M) - Previous Rank: 1 | Cardinals Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

5. Nico Hoerner, SS | Chicago Cubs (Round 1: Pick 24 Bonus: $2.724M) - Previous Rank: 15 | Cubs Top 30 | Minorgraphs

Advanced college bat that hits the ball with authority. Bat-first middle infielder that could move quick. An impressive showing in the Arizona Fall League has boosted Hoerner’s stock something fierce. Our own Jason Pennini ranked his hit tool as Top Five in his AFL superlatives. - RL

6. Jarred Kelenic, OF | Seattle Mariners (Round 1: Pick 6 Bonus: $4.5M) - Previous Rank: 6 | Mariners Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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. The first player from the 2018 class to be traded, Kelenic slides in as the top prospect in a revamped Mariners farm system.- MT

7. Xavier Edwards, SS | San Diego Padres (Round 1CB: Pick 38 Bonus: $2.6M) - Previous Rank: 5 | Padres Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

8. Casey Mize, RHP | Detroit Tigers (Round 1: Pick 1 Bonus: $7.5M) - Previous Rank: 9 | Tigers Top 30

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

9. Victor Victor Mesa, OF | Miami Marlins (2018 International Bonus: $5.25M) - Previous Rank: 4 | Marlins Top 30

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

10. Marco Luciano, OF San Francisco Giants (2018 International Bonus: $2.6M) - Previous Rank: 19 | Giants Top 30

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

11. Jordyn Adams, OF | Los Angeles Angels (Round 1: Pick 17 $4.1M) - Previous Rank: 10 | Angels Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

12. Nick Madrigal, SS | Chicago White Sox (Round 1: Pick 4 Bonus: $6.41M) - Previous Rank: 11| White Sox Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

13. Alec Bohm, 3B | Philadelphia Phillies (Round 1: Pick 3 Bonus: $5.85M) - Previous Rank: 7 | Phillies Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

14. Jordan Groshans, 3B | Toronto Blue Jays (Round 1: Pick 12 Bonus: $3.4M) - Previous Rank: 8 | Blue Jays Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

15. Joey Bart, C | San Francisco Giants (Round 1: Pick 2 Bonus: $7.025M) - Previous Rank: 14 | Giants Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

16. Matthew Liberatore, LHP | Tampa Bay Rays (Round 1: Pick 16 Bonus: $3.497M) - Previous Rank: 12 | Rays Top 30

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

17. Cole Winn, RHP | Texas Rangers (Round 1: Pick 15 Bonus: $3.15M) - Previous Rank: 13 | Rangers Top 30

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

18. Alek Thomas, OF | Arizona Diamondbacks (Round 2: Pick 63 Bonus: $1.2M) - Previous Rank: 16 | Diamondbacks Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

19. Seth Beer, 1B/OF | Houston Astros (Round 1: Pick 28 Bonus: $2.25M) - Previous Rank: 17 | Astros Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

20. Jeremiah Jackson, SS | Los Angeles Angels (Round 2: Pick 57 Bonus: $1.196M) - Previous Rank: 25 | Angels Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

21. Travis Swaggerty, OF | Pittsburgh Pirates (Round 1: Pick 10 Bonus: $4.4M) - Previous Rank: 18 | Pirates Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

22. Grant Lavigne, 1B | Colorado Rockies (Round 1CB: Pick 42 Bonus: $2M) - Previous Rank: 23 | Rockies Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

23. Malcom Nunez, 3B | St. Louis Cardinals (2018 International Bonus: $300K) - Previous Rank: 20 | Cardinals Top 30 | Minorgraphs

.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

24. Cole Roederer, OF | Chicago Cubs (Round 2: Pick 77 Bonus: $1.2M) - Previous Rank: 38 | Cubs Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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. I guess I convinced Ralph, hence the jump. - MT

25. Triston Casas, 3B | Boston Red Sox (Round 1: Pick 26 Bonus: $2.552M) - Previous Rank: 24 | Red Sox Top 30

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

26. Orelvis Martinez, SS | Toronto Blue Jays (2018 International Bonus: $3.5M) - Previous Rank: 21 | Blue Jays Top 30

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

27. Daniel Lynch, LHP | Kansas City Royals (Round 1: Pick 34 Bonus: $1.6975M) - Previous Rank: 41 | Royals Top 30

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

28. Parker Meadows, OF | Detroit Tigers (Round 2: Pick 44 Bonus: $2.5M) - Previous Rank: 31 | Tigers Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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. updated note: flashed some nice pop, check out his spray charts on minorgraphs… - RL

29. Logan Gilbert, RHP | Seattle Mariners (Round 1: Pick 14 Bonus: $3.883M) - Previous Rank: 42 | Mariners Top 30

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 later in the spring. Mixes in three secondaries led by a plus changeup. - RL

30. Brady Singer, RHP | Kansas City Royals (Round 1: Pick 18 Bonus: $4.125M) - Previous Rank: 26 | Royals Top 30

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

31. Ethan Hankins, RHP | Cleveland Indians (Round 1CB: Pick 35 Bonus: $2.246M) - Previous Rank: 34 | Indians Top 30

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

32. Tristan Pompey, OF | Miami Marlins (Round 3: Pick 89 Bonus: $645K) - Previous Rank: 28 | Marlins Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

33. Blaze Alexander, SS | Arizona Diamondbacks (Round 11: Pick 339 Bonus: $500K) - Previous Rank: 27 | Diamondbacks Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

34. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP | Baltimore Orioles (Round 1: Pick 11 Bonus: $4.3M) - Previous Rank: 29 | Orioles Top 30

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

35. Merrill Kelly, RHP | Arizona Diamondbacks (International Free Agent: $5.5M) - Previous Rank: N/A

Following four years in the KBO Kelly returns as the latest prodigal prospect remade and ready to take on MLB. He’s added both velocity, and a lethal secondary in his cutter. He brings a five pitch repertoire and significantly streamlined mechanics from his early professional days. He was actually relatively successful before jetting to South Korea. I’m not betting on a Mile Mikolas repeat, but he’s of interest especially if I’m in win-now mode and need pitching. - RL

36. Kyle Isbel, OF | Kansas City Royals (Round 3: Pick 94 Bonus: $592.3K) - Previous Rank: 33 | Royals Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

37. Jonathan Ornelas, 3B/SS/2B | Texas Rangers (Round 3: Pick 91 Bonus: $622.8K) - Previous Rank: 30 | Rangers Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

38. Jackson Kowar, RHP | Kansas City Royals (Round 1: Pick 33 Bonus: $2.147M) - Previous Rank: 45 | Royals Top 30

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

39. Greyson Jenista 1B/OF | Atlanta Braves (Round 2: Pick 49 Bonus: $1.2M) - Previous Rank: 36 | Braves Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

40. Mason Denaburg, RHP | Washington Nationals (Round 1: Pick 27 Bonus: $3M) - Previous Rank: 32 | Nationals Top 30

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

41. Noelvi Marte, SS | Seattle Mariners (2018 International Bonus: $1.55M) - Previous Rank: 35 | Mariners Top 30

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

42. Richard Gallardo, RHP | Chicago Cubs (2018 International Bonus: $1M) - Previous Rank: N/A | Cubs Top 30

Here’s what JP said about Gallardo in Cubs Top 30; “The reports, glowing, are littered with phrases like “frontline starter upside” and “advanced pitchability”. His fastball presently sits low 90s with quality sink/life, and Gallardo has good command of the pitch. Reports say the curve and change also project to above average or better. There are a very wide range of possible outcomes here: he could be a #2 starter or he could never make AA.“

43. Osiel Rodriguez, RHP | New York Yankees (2018 International Bonus: $600K) - Previous Rank: 48 | Yankees Top 30

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

44. Bo Naylor, C | Cleveland Indians (Round 1: Pick 29 Bonus: $2.578M) - Previous Rank: 39 | Indians Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

45. Jake McCarthy, OF | Arizona Diamondbacks (Round 1CB: Pick 39 Bonus: $1.65M) - Previous Rank: 40 | Diamondbacks Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

46. Josh Stowers, OF | Seattle Mariners (Round 2: Pick 54 Bonus: $1.1M) - Previous Rank: 43 | Mariners Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

47. Mike Siani, OF | Cincinnati Reds (Round 4: Pick 109 Bonus: $2M) - Previous Rank: 50 | Reds Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

48. Osiris Johnson, SS | Miami Marlins (Round 2: Pick 53 Bonus: $1.318M) - Previous Rank: 56 | Marlins Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

49. Joe Gray, OF | Milwaukee Brewers (Round 2: Pick 60 Bonus: $1.113M) - Previous Rank: 55 | Brewers Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

50. Ryan Rolison, LHP | Colorado Rockies (Round 1: Pick 22 Bonus: $2.912M) - Previous Rank: 72 | Rockies Top 30

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. update note: This is Ralph, I fell for Rolison while researching the Rockies top 30. - MT

51. Gabriel Rodriguez, SS | Cleveland Indians (2018 International Bonus: $1.5M) - Previous Rank: 44 | Indians Top 30

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

52. Jameson Hannah, OF | Oakland Athletics (Round 2: Pick 50 Bonus: $1.8M) - Previous Rank: 49 | Athletics Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

53. Lenny Torres, RHP | Cleveland Indians (Round 1CB: Pick 41 Bonus: $1.350M) - Previous Rank: 60 | Indians Top 30

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

54. Shane McClanahan, LHP | Tampa Bay Rays (Round 1C: Pick 31 Bonus: $2.23M) - Previous Rank: 37 | Rays Top 30

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

55. Steele Walker, OF | Chicago White Sox (Round 2: Pick 46 Bonus: $2M) - Previous Rank: 52 | White Sox Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

56. Alexander Vargas, SS | New York Yankees (2018 International Bonus: $2.5M) - Previous Rank: 57 | Yankees Top 30

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

57. Brice Turang, SS | Milwaukee Brewers (Round 1: Pick 21 Bonus: $3.4111M) - Previous Rank: 46 | Brewers Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

58. Alvin Guzman, OF | Arizona Diamondbacks (2018 International Bonus: $1.85M) - Previous Rank: 54 | Diamondbacks Top 30

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

59. Raynel Delgado, 3B | Cleveland Indians (Round 6: Pick 193 Bonus: $900,000) - Previous Rank: 58 | Indians Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

60. Jayce Easley, 2B | Texas Rangers (Round 5: Pick 149 Bonus: $500K) - Previous Rank: 47 | Rangers Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

61. Simeon Woods-Richardson, RHP | New York Mets (Round 2: Pick 48 Bonus: $1.85M) - Previous Rank: 66 | Mets Top 30

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

62. Terrin Vavra, SS | Colorado Rockies (Round 3: Pick 96 Bonus: $550K) - Previous Rank: 89 | Rockies Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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. Interesting batted ball data shoots him up the list. - RL

63. Nick Schnell, OF | Tampa Bay Rays ( Round 1C: Pick 32 Bonus: $2.297M) - Previous Rank: 53 | Rays Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

64. Connor Scott, OF | Miami Marlins (Round 1: Pick 13 Bonus: $4.0382M) - Previous Rank: 51 | Marlins Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

65. Brennen Davis, OF | Chicago Cubs (Round 2: Pick 62 Bonus: $1.1M) - Previous Rank: 74 | Cubs Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

66. Luken Baker, 1B | St. Louis Cardinals (Round 2C: Pick 75 Bonus: $800K) - Previous Rank: 92 | Cardinals Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

67. Josiah Gray, RHP | Los Angeles Dodgers (Round 2CB: Pick 72 Bonus: $772K) - Previous Rank: 65 | Dodgers Top 30

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. Gray was originally drafted by the Reds but sent to LA in the Puig/Kemp/Wood deal. - RL

68. Nick Decker, OF | Boston Red Sox (Round 2: Pick 65 Bonus: $1.25M) - Previous Rank: 68 | Red Sox Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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. Juan Guerrero, SS | Colorado Rockies (2018 International Signing Bonus: $650K) - Previous Rank: 67 | Rockies Top 30

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

70. Kyler Murray, OF | Oakland Athletics (Round 1: Pick 9 Bonus: $4.66M) - Previous Rank: 22 | Athletics Top 30 | Minorgraphs

The Heisman Trophy winner is going to the NFL, end of story. See you in three years. - MT

71. Tristan Beck, RHP | Atlanta Braves (Round 4: Pick 112 Bonus: $900K) - Previous Rank: 59 | Braves Top 30

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

72. Kevin Alcantara, OF | New York Yankees (2018 International Bonus: $1M) - Previous Rank: 79 | Yankees Top 30

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

73. Misael Urbina, OF | Minnesota Twins (2018 International Bonus: $2.75M) - Previous Rank: 78 | Twins Top 30

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

74. Richard Palacios, SS | Cleveland Indians (Round 3: Pick 103 Bonus: $475K) - Previous Rank: 87 | Indians Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

75. Ryan Weathers, LHP | San Diego Padres (Round 1: Pick 7 Bonus: $5.226M) - Previous Rank: 64 | Padres Top 30

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

76. Blaine Knight, RHP | Baltimore Orioles (Round 3: Pick 87 Bonus: $664K) - Previous Rank: 62 | Orioles Top 30

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

77. Nick Northcut, 3B | Boston Red Sox (Round 11: Pick 340 Bonus: $565K) - Previous Rank: 75 | Red Sox Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

78. Starlyn Castillo, RHP | Philadelphia Phillies (2018 International Bonus: $1.6M) - Previous Rank: 82 | Phillies Top 30

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

79. Ryder Green, OF | New York Yankees (Round 3: Pick 97 Bonus: $997.5K) - Previous Rank: N/A | Yankees Top 30 | Minorgraphs

A prep outfielder with plus raw power to the pull side, there’s some concern he won’t hit enough to fully tap into it. Green is also an above-average runner and could be a 20-20 threat if he hits. - MT

80. Nick Sandlin, RHP | Cleveland Indians (Round 2: Pick 67 Bonus: $750K) - Previous Rank: 93 | Indians Top 30

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

81. Diego Cartaya, C | Los Angeles Dodgers (2018 International Bonus: $2.5M) - Previous Rank: 85 | Dodgers Top 30

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

82. Adam Kloffenstein, RHP | Toronto Blue Jays (Round 3: Pick 88 Bonus: $2.450M) - Previous Rank: 73 | Blue Jays Top 30

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

83. Jeremy Eierman, SS | Oakland Athletics (Round 2CB: Pick 70 Bonus: $1.232M) - Previous Rank: 71 | Athletics Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

84. C.J. Alexander, 3B | Atlanta Braves (Round 20: Pick 592 Bonus: $125K) - Previous Rank: 80 | Braves Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

85. Anthony Seigler, C | New York Yankees (Round 1: Pick 23 Bonus: $2.815M) - Previous Rank: 76 | Yankees Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

86. Tanner Dodson, OF/P | Tampa Bay Rays (Round 2CB: Pick 71 Bonus: $772K) - Previous Rank: 77 | Rays Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

87. Brandon Howlett, 3B | Boston Red Sox (Round 21: Pick 640 Bonus: $185K) - Previous Rank: 90 | Red Sox Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

88. Griffin Conine, OF | Toronto Blue Jays (Round 2: Pick 52 Bonus: $1.35M) - Previous Rank: 63 | Blue Jays Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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. Conine will serve a 50-game suspension for a banned stimulant to begin 2019. - RL

89. Micah Bello, OF | Milwaukee Brewers (Round 2CB: Pick 73 Bonus: $550K) - Previous Rank: 70 | Brewers Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

90. Tyler Frank, SS | Tampa Bay Rays (Round 2: Pick 56 Bonus: $997K) - Previous Rank: 84 | Rays Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

91. Carlos Cortes, 2B | New York Mets (Round 3: Pick 83 Bonus: $1.038M) - Previous Rank: N/A | Mets Top 30 | Minorgraphs

The Mets actually drafted Cortes once before, but after a stint at South Carolina the Mets finally got Cortes to sign. There’s a bit of pop here for a middle infielder, and he can get on base. I don’t expect strong batting averages though. - MT

92. Griffin Roberts, RHP | St. Louis Cardinals (Round 1CB: Pick 43 Bonus: $1.664M) - Previous Rank: 69 | Cardinals Top 30

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. A 50-game suspension for a drug abuse won’t help him stay in the rotation long term. - RL

93. Lyon Richardson, RHP | Cincinnati Reds (Round 2: Pick 47 Bonus: $1.997M) - Previous Rank: 81 | Reds Top 30

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

94. Michael Grove, RHP | Los Angeles Dodgers (Round 2: Pick 68 Bonus: $1.229M) - Previous Rank: 95 | Dodgers Top 30

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

95. Alejandro Pie, SS | Tampa Bay Rays (2018 International Bonus: $1.4M) - Previous Rank: 88 | Rays Top 30

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

96. Kody Clemens, 2B | Detroit Tigers (Round 3: Pick 79 Bonus: $600K) - Previous Rank: 91| Tigers Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

97. Brock Deatherage, OF | Detroit Tigers (Round 10: Pick 285 Bonus: $10K) - Previous Rank: 61 | Tigers Top 30 | Minorgraphs

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

98. Owen White, RHP | Texas Rangers (Round 2: Pick 55 Bonus: $1.25M) - Previous Rank: 86 | Rangers Top 30

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

99. Aaron Ashby, LHP | Milwaukee Brewers (Round 4: Pick 125 Bonus: $438.3K) - Previous Rank: N/A | Brewers Top 30

The top JUCO arm in the 2018 class, Ashby has Major League bloodlines and two potential plus pitches in his fastball and curve. Ashby struck out a whopping 18.8 K/9 while in the JUCO ranks, and the Brewers signed him away from a commitment to the University of Tennessee. Ashby was the talk of scouts during some Midwest League games this year. - MT

100. Tim Cate, LHP | Washington Nationals (Round 2: Pick 65 Bonus: $986K) - Previous Rank: 97 | Nationals Top 30

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

101. Will Banfield, C | Miami Marlins (Round 2CB: Pick 69 Bonus: $1.8M) - Previous Rank: 100 | Marlins Top 30 | Minorsgraphs

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

102. 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

103. 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

104. 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

105. 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

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