Eddy, Matt and Ralph each submitted their lists, combined them, and out came this beauty. These rankings include J2 signings and 2019 MLB draftees. If you skipped the headline for some weird reason, these are fantasy rankings. As such, we value batters over pitchers and don’t give much weight to elite defenders just because their glove is good. Enjoy!
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!