Tampa Bay Rays Top-30 Prospects

Tampa Bay Rays Top-30 Prospects
8/6/2020
KJ Baker https://twitter.com/bIessed_mma

The start of August, the Boys of Summer or the dog days of summer. Whatever you call it baseball is in full swing. If you’re into seasonal and/or deep dynasty fantasy baseball then this series is for you! Or MLB fanatic KJ Baker will be giving us his top-30 prospect from each team! Right down the list! Grab a pen and paper and take notes. This is going to get good!

Tampa Bay Ray

1. Wander Franco

Tampa Bay Rays SS prospect Wander Franco

2. Vidal Brujan
3. Brendan McKay
4. Shane Baz
5. Xavier Edwards
6. Shane McClanahan
7. Greg Jones
8. Nick Bitsko

TB SP Brett Honeywell

9. Brent Honeywell
10. Josh Lowe
11. Joe Ryan
12. JJ Goss
13. Nick Schnell
14. Randy Arozerana
15. Ronaldo Hernandez
16. Alika Williams
17. Jhon Diaz
18. Taylor Walls
19. Graeme Stinson
20. John Doxakis
21. Seth Johnson
22. Taj Bradley
23. Kevin Padlo

TB SS Ajendro Pie

24. Alejandro Pie
25. Estanli Castillo
26. Moises Gomez
27. Resly Linares
28. Abiezel Ramirez
29. Riley O’Brien
30. Jelfry Marte

Any questions or comments?

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Ready or Not, Here They Come!

Here We Come
7/20/20
Ben Anderson https://twitter.com/bennieboy26

With the Major League baseball season drawing close each and every day, the only thing we know for a fact, is there is supposed to be a 60 game schedule. I want to discuss the top five prospects that could dominate while helping their club to the playoffs and turn a 60 stretch into a summer they’ll never forget.

#1 Nathan Pearson

Toronto Blue Jays SP prospect Nate Peterson

The Blue Jays Intrigue me in this format, they’re loaded full of youngsters (Vlad Jr, Biggio, and Bichette) that if they get hot at the right time their offense could make some noise. Now the issue is they can’t pitch, but if they give Pearson a call-up and he’s able to pitch like the number 8 prospect in baseball like he is watch out AL east.

#2 Ian Anderson

Atlanta Braves pitcher Ian Anderson

The Braves are in a completely different class then the Blue Jays as they’re already out of their rebuild and have won back to back NL east championships. However, with that said Atlanta has lost Felix Hernandez (Opt-out COVID-19) and potentially Cole Hamels (shoulder/elbow). Anderson has Filthy stuff and could be a force once he gets called up.

#3 MacKenzie Gore

San Diego Padres pitching prospect MacKenzie Gore

Much like the Toronto Blue Jays, the San Diego Padres offense is in a position to win now, but they lack starting pitching. Now if McKenzie Gore wins a job out of camp or even coming up in two weeks after the season starts and he looks good the San Diego Padres should make thing s very interesting come playoff time.

#4 Seattle and their big 5

Seattle Mariners OF prospect Julio Rodriguez

Yes I am aware Seattle is a big mess, but if ownership decides to say screw it, it’s only 60 games and play all their young players ( Kelenic, Rodriguez, Gibert, White, and Kirby ) look out the Mariners.

Seattle Mariners OF prospect Jarred Kelenic

#5 Wander Franco

Tampa Bay Rays stud SS prospect Wander Franco

Tampa is already one of the favorites to win the World Series in this short format, so what else could they do, yep you guessed it call up the best prospect in baseball. What could be more exciting than watching a guy who could give you 15 and 20 in a 60 game season come out and dominate in a short period time?

So in 60 games a lot can happen, a lot of good, bad, and a whole lot of controversy, but one thing we can all agree on is we’re ready, but are they?

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

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All stats and information including prospect status can be found on MLB.com

2020 Top 50 Relief Pitchers

Top 50 RP rankings
3/25/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

With the season paused and all of us left holding our hats we still need baseball content! It keeps us sane!

What sets fantasy baseball aside for me is all the strategy that goes in. Some owners like crafty veterans while other want young prospects. There is no right way! It’s your team! You’re able to build it how you want!

Most people in fantasy baseball leagues know me as the RP guy! I’m a sucker for stud relief pitcher!

Few years ago I came across the all RP approach. Be mindful of your leagues scoring status. Is it a rotisserie (roto) scoring or Head to head points? Quick refresher on the difference! Roto scoring is just focused on a small number of statistical categories while ignoring others. Head to head point leagues use specific categories to accumulate scoring.

Roto fantasy baseball is the most common. While H2H category leagues can differ depending on the commissioner and rules set by the league. A 5×5 category scoring format is my favorite way to play. Which means, batting average, home runs, RBI, stolen bases and runs for hitters. Wins, saves, ERA, strikeouts and WHIP for pitchers.

The ALL RP approach is best suited for category leagues. With wins, saves, ERA, strikeouts and WHIP counting for pitchers I’ve found you can really sway the pitching categories in your favor with a good set of stud relief pitchers!

To be clear this is my favorite approach when it comes to pitchers. Not in every league either. I find it most fun when given a challenge and trying a different way. With a dynasty team you’re afforded those luxuries.

I’m asking you all now to please get involved in a dynasty start up. I’m not trying to push my ideals on anyone but I promise you’ll thank me later! We all find our own way in terms of fantasy sports. There is no wrong way! Build how you want and build to maximize your enjoyment.

I asked two friends, who happen to be league mates, to give me their top 50 RP list! Ben Anderson https://twitter.com/bennieboy26 and Sam Huff https://twitter.com/_samhuff

RankingTeamPlayerPositionChris RobinBen AndersonSam Huff
1MILJosh HaderRP121
2SDKirby YatesRP232
3NYYAroldis ChapmanRP313
4LADKenley JansenRP4124
5HOURoberto OsunaRP545
6CLEBrad HandRP6510
7CINRaisel IglesiasRP71111
8OAKLiam HendricksRP887
9MINTaylor RodgersRP966
10NYMEdwin DiazRP10138
11ARZArchie BradleyRP111018
12BOSBrandon WorkmanRP12219
13SDEmilio PaganRP133117
14CHCCraig KimbrelRP142014
15TEXJose LeclercRP151822
16PHIHector NerisRP16919
17WSHSean DoolittleRP171420
18TBNick AndersonRP1815
19DETJoe JimenezRP192826
20KCIan KennedyRP202224
21CWSAlex ColomeRP21712
22TORKen GilesRP221915
23COLScott ObergRP2327
24LAAHansel RoblesRP241721
25ATLWill SmithRP251613
26NYMSeth LugoRP262535
27NYYAdam OttavinoRP273733
28STLCarlos MartinezRP2826
29SDDrew PomeranzRP2940
30PITKyle CrickRP30
31WSHDaniel HudsonRP313629
32STLGiovanny GallegosRP322416
33PITKeone KelaRP332323
34NYYZack BrittonRP3439
35MINTyler DuffeyRP35
36OAKYusmeriro PetitRP3628
37LADRoss StriplingRP3741
38HOUBrad PeacockRP38
39MIARyne StanekRP39
40ATLMark MelanconRP402625
41STLKwang-Hyun KimRP41
42SFTony WatsonRP423545
43LADBlake TreinenRP4343
44SDCraig StammenRP4434
45TEXRafael MonteroRP45
46TBDiego CastilloRP4638
47BALMychal GivensRP473037
48LADPedro BaezRP485936
49SEAMatt MagillRP493449
50HOURyan PresslyRP502939

 

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2020 MLB Prospect Deep Dive

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times! There is something special about dynasty baseball. You are able to plan ahead and come up with your own rankings or projections.

I’ve been playing fantasy sports for years now. Nothing has compared to dynasty baseball. Its weird to be reading magazines or articles talking about a 17 or 18 year old kid from the Dominican Republic.

We all have our ways. Our own draft strategies. Our own rankings. Our own way of doing research. When it comes to the next crop of Major League talent we all have our rankings. It’s all based on team need and what you’re planning for.

Ahead is my personal top 30 list of young talent and first year players. Recently added to your player pool. Unless your league does an off book draft or add/drop process some of these kids may be unknown. Some not so much if you follow the MLB draft. Keep in mind these players are in no particular order and players from my own personal player pool. There will be a few doubles from the previous article but not many.

The long awaited sequel to 2020 Closest to the Show article comes 2020 First Year Player Deep Dive! 

 

Jasson Dominguez OF-New York Yankees

Kid is a phenom and hold a ton of trade value!

Andrew Vaughn 1B-Chicago White Sox

20+ home runs a season isn’t a pipe dream. Hopefully he can tweak his swing, if so sky’s the limit!

Riley Greene OF-Detroit Tigers

Has a real chance to develop some plus power. That mixed with his speed is a deadly combo.

Corbin Carroll OF-Arizona Diamondbacks

Corbin can hammer a baseball and boy is he fast!

CJ Abrams SS-San Diego Padres

Might be the fastest kid on this list! San Diego isn’t scared to promote young talent.

Adley Rutschman C-Baltimore Orioles

#1 overall pick and a stud on defense. What more can I say?

Bobby Witt Jr. SS-Kansas City Royals

Bobby keeps going and going. He’s like the energizer bunny!

Nick Lodolo LHP-Cincinnati Reds

Nick will advance through the Reds minor league system fast.

JJ Bleday OF-Miami Marlins

Has an odd swing but the power will come.

Josh Jung 3B-Texas Rangers

Can make contact but not sold on his power.

Robert Puason SS-Oakland Athletics

Has top ten short stop potential.

Shogo Akiyama OF-Cincinnati Reds

Lead off hitter, should be on base a whole lot.

Luis Rodriguez OF-Los Angeles Dodgers

Not fast but he is huge. Power is his game!

Erick Pena SS-Kansas City Royals

Loaded with tools and a step better then Pauson.

Matt Allan RHP-New York Mets

The Mets know how to develop pitching! Buy buy buy.

Alex Manoah RHP-Toronto Blue Jays

Alex is big and strong and will have no issue getting through the minors.

Gregg Jones SS-Tampa Bay Rays

Maybe I spoke too soon with Abrams and his quickness. Jones is also quite fast!

Brett Baty 3B-New York Mets

Your prototypical big power a lot of strikeouts kind of kid.

Michael Toglia 1B-Colorado Rockies

Major power and that plays well in Colorado!

George Kirby RHP-Seattle Mariners

Kirby struck out 25 batters in his first 25 innings of pro ball without issuing a walk. Oh boy!

Will Wilson SS-San Francisco Giants

Very good on the base paths but strikes out a ton.

Braden Shewmake SS-Atlanta Braves

Hitter with nice pop and great speed. Sign me up!

Hunter Bishop OF-San Francisco Giants

Very athletic kid who knows how to take a walk.

Gunnar Henderson SS-Baltimore Orioles

Great size with both power and speed. Still a lot of development to be done.

Hudson Head OF-San Diego Padres

Very nice set of tools but a lot of development ahead.

Brennan Malone RHP-Pittsburgh Pirates

Great arm but has already been traded. Do you trust the Pirates here?

Michael Busch 2B-Los Angeles Dodgers

Excellent at getting on base, defense is his issue.

Jackson Rutledge RHP-Washington Nationals

Great arm with an odd delivery. May be better suited in a relief role.

Quinn Priester RHP-Pittsburgh Pirates

Solid stuff with great control. Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments? Leave one here or find me at DFScheatsheet.com On FaceBook @ Chris Robin Or on Twitter @dfscheatsheet1 Or my personal Twitter @DetroitBeastie

 

2020 MLB Closest to the Show!

The 2020 MLB season excitement is building! Along with that comes all the prospect madness! I’m going to mention 30+ prospects along with what they should morph into long term!

I’m so excited about the rookies and prospects this season! More so then I can ever remember! As a long time fantasy baseball player I don’t have to stress the importance of rookies and prospects.

If you’re playing in a redraft league or a dynasty pay attention.

If you’re in “win-now’ mode pay attention.

If you’re in a keeper or dynasty league pay attention.

Over the years I have found dynasty baseball to be the most fun. You’re able to plan long term and really follow the careers of the ball players. The trades you make become more important and have significantly more meaning. You’re also free to come up with a system or a way to run your own franchise!

In an earlier article we listed our top 100 prospects. That list was solely based on talent. This list is based on both talent and opportunity.

Keep it here for a look into another handful of kids outside and around the top 100! A deep dive!

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Luis Robert OF-Chicago White Sox

Luis has burned through three levels of pro ball. FAST! Just like soon to be major league brother Eloy Jimenez did. Repeated 30-30 seasons isn’t an exaggeration! He may struggle with strikeouts early on hurting his batting average but the stud benefits far outweigh the risks!

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Jesus Luzardo LHP-Oakland Athletics

Luzardo has a phenomenal 3 pitch arsenal! Seeing some late season MLB action its clear he’s an ace! Jesus has already had TJ surgery but with his pitches and work ethic it doesn’t scare me. He has #1 SP written all over him!

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Gavin Lux 2B-Los Angeles Dodgers

Gavin has absolutely torched Double-A and Triple-A pitching! The LA Dodgers are loaded with infield talent seeing how Max Muncy & Corey Seager are currently starting in both positions Lux plays. The Dodgers will no doubt find a spot for him. He has 20+ steal potential along with 20+ homerun aspirations.

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Jo Adell OF-Los Angeles Angels

Most people are penciling him in the big league roster this season. Not so fast! He’s only 20 and wailed on Double-A pitching but struggled in Triple-A. He has juicy raw talent and could benefit by sticking in Triple-A to start the season. Once he hits his stride and joins the Angels watch the fireworks fly!

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Wander Franco OF-Tampa Bay Rays

By now most of us know Franco is still a teenager. It’s mind blowing what he’s already done in Double-A. Wander has elite contact skills and pitch recognition. It’s almost too good to be true. If he picks up where he left off last season the Rays may call upon him sooner rather then laters.

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Nick Solak 3B/2B-Texas Rangers

Right now Tampa is overflowing with young talent. Nick was blocked and after being trade to Texas and was able to show us what he’s about. His defense isn’t the greatest but he has great speed and is a safe bet long term.

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Carter Kieboom SS-Washington Nationals

With Rendon leaving for LAA Carter is now the Nat’s starting third baseman. Kieboom needs to show more plate discipline and hoping that will bring along his power.

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Mitch Keller RHP-Pittsburgh Pirates

Mitch is what we call a, “post hype prospect.” He has good command and should be a solid 2 or 3 SP in the Pirates rotation. His K/BB suggests he’s still a top prospect and who knows? Maybe you can get him at a discount.

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Brendan McKay LHP-Tampa Bay Rays

Should be an above average starter and there is potential for more. He has a shot to make the rotation this spring while giving up on being a hitter. For now…

Austin Hays OF-Baltimore Orioles

Hays had an awesome September and will get a long good look this spring. 20 home run potential with around .250 BA.

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AJ Puk LHP-Oakland Athletics

Tommy John surgery scares people away from adding young prospects. AJ actually pitched in four different levels of pro ball last year. His fastball and slider are outstanding and as it stands now a role in the bullpen may be his place until a spot opens up. Fear not, Puk will take on a major role for the A’s in no time!

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Sean Murphy C-Oakland Athletics

Due to an injury he missed out on significant at bats last season. Sean will be given all the opportunities to make the Opening Day roster. Worst case he splits time at catcher and sees around 200-250 at bats this season. Long term .250 – .260 batting average with home-runs in the high teens.

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Brendan Rodgers 2B-Colorado Rockies

Still on prospect lists, a torn labrum last season hindered his development and only 81 at bats. He a perfect fit for the middle infield and an above average batting average.

Michael Kopech RHP-Chicago White Sox

Another TJ prospect pitcher. Was throwing 100 mph in the Arizona Fall Instructional League and is on track to see the Majors this season. Kopech has top of the rotation type stuff. Has a slight issue with walks but the Sox will limit his innings this season and tread with caution. The best is yet to come with Michael!

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Casey Mize RHP-Detroit Tigers

2018 number pick has all of Detroit excited! Casey has plus command and an arsenal of plus plus pitches! He did spend some time on the IR last season due to shoulder fatigue. Injury and service time are the only two things holding him back. Mize will be in the Majors this season no doubt!

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Dustin May RHP-Los Angeles Dodgers

May is a ground ball pitcher and made his debut last season as both a starter and reliever. His stuff carried over well to the Majors last season. He’s a middle of the rotation pitcher and could just eat up innings for the Dodgers.

Brett Honeywell Jr. RHP-Tampa Bay Rays

Brett was a top pitching prospect but has missed the last two seasons due to Tommy John surgery. Hes had fantastic command and multiple plus pitches. He needs to stay healthy to make the leap. Now is the chance to grab him cheap.

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Nate Pearson RHP-Toronto Blue Jays

Made three starts in Triple-A last year and it’s a safe bet that is where he returns. Nate is a towering 6’6 with an outstanding fast ball. The Blue Jays sure could use him in their rotation even though a long relief role seems more suitable.

Forrest Whitley RHP-Houston Astros

Has a very high ceiling but his command completely disappeared in Triple-A last season. Forrest has top of the line stuff but there are some major issues to work out before a call up.

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Alec Bohm 3B-Philadelphia Phillies

Alex showed great base running and awesome power throughout three different pro levels last season. Will no doubt start the season in Triple-A but a promotion is in the cards for Bohm. He shows power, patience and speed and may have to move to 1B. With such great skills at the plate his defense can be tolerated.

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Matt Manning RHP-Detroit Tigers

Matt has struck out more than a batter per inning but has only pitched in Double-A. The Tigers are being cautious with his development and rightfully so. Manning and Mize are the future for the Detroit Tigers!

Joey Bart C-San Francisco Giants

Whats odd to me is the fact Joey will be 23 at the start of the 2020 season and has less 100 at bats at the Double-A level. He has great raw power and is fantastic defensively. His value right is limited due to his limited AB’s. Buster Posey’s contract is up in 2021. Is the Giants plan?

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Sixto Sanchez RHP-Miami Marlins

The Marlins top pitching prospect will be 21 to start the season. Sixto does have an injury history which limited him to only High-A and Double-A last season. Sanchez has top of the rotation pitches. There is no doubt about his future!

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Dylan Carlson OF-St. Louis Cardinals

Dylan is an above average switch hitter but did very well from the left side in 2019. He’s a good athlete and his defense in center field is fantastic. He wails on left handed pitching and will no doubt be part of the Cards plan this season.

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Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B-Pittsburgh Pirates

Hayes has a nice combo of speed and power. Projected to be a 15+ home run and 15+ steals a year guy. Also a solid OBP and batting average contributor, Ke’Bryan is the Pirates future starting third baseman.

Ian Anderson RHP-Atlanta Braves

Has three or four plus pitches but struggled with control and command late last season in Triple-A. Ian will pitch with the big league team this season but in what role? His command will answer that for us.

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Christian Pache OF-Atlanta Braves

Pache defensive abilities is what have made him stand up. Not to mention his speed and improving power. Last season his contact carried over when he was moved up to Triple-A. Christian can play all three outfield spots and that will be his calling card when promoted to the majors.

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Jarred Kelenic OF-Seattle Mariners

There is a clear path for him in Seattle. The Mariners ripped off the Mets when they traded Cano. At this point its not close. Jarred did very well last season in Double-A and look for more of the same in Triple-A. Kelenic is your prototypical centerfielder. He’s disciplined at the plate and carries legit 20+ homerun, .280 average and 10-15 steal potential.

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MacKenzie Gore LHP-San Diego Padres

Gore is only 20 years old and only has five games above Double-A. He’s a left handed pitcher with a variety of plus pitches and more than one K an inning. As we’ve seen recently the Padres have no problem advancing their young talent.

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Andrew Vaughn 1B-Chicago White Sox

Listen, so far its been very hard for me to keep my opinion to myself. That ends now with Vaughn. He has 30 homerun, 80-90 walk and a .300 batting average written all over him! He’s a first baseman through and through. Only 21 years old, sky is the limit for him. Get excited Sox fans, get excited!

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Nick Madigral 2B-Chicago White Sox

Nick has well above average speed and uses it! With a massive baseball IQ and a pair of the best hands in the minors, Madigral has a chance to become a .300+ hitter along with a ton of steals. Onlu knock is his size but thats worked out well for Altuve. Get excited Sox fans, get excited!

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Vidal Brujan 2B-Tampa Bay Rays

Brujans skill set should make him a main stay at 2nd base in Tampa. He’s a switch hitter to drives the ball all over the park. 55 steals in 2018 and 48 steals in 2019 makes him a monster on the base path. Vidal has the skill set to be a top of the order hitter in Tampa for years to come!

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Evan White 1B-Seattle Mariners

White and his defense what makes him so inciting at first base. Evan has the ability to hit for power and and make a ton of contact. White has all the making of a top 10 first baseman for years to come.

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Adley Rutschman C-Baltimore Orioles

The number one overall pick in last years draft has all the tools to be a stone cold stud. What really sticks out is he defense behind the plate. Adley is the cornerstone of Baltimores future but no way we seem in the big leagues this year.

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Bobby Witt Jr. SS-Kansas City Royals

A very toolsy player, Bobby has great hands but may struggle with batting average. He is fast and aggressive on the basepaths and has legitimate 20-20 potential.

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Julio Rodriguez OF-Seattle Mariners

Will hit for both power and average and has not tapped into his raw power yet. Speed isn’t a part of his game but moves well for a 6’4 225lb kid.

Taylor Trammel OF-San Diego Padres

Traded last season to the Padres may have been a blessing in disguise! He is athletic and fast, two important pieces for a centerfielder. He is an .363 OBP and knack for walks lets us know he puts pressure on defenses. If he can tap into more power San Diego may have an above average outfielder for years to come!

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Royce Lewis SS-Minnesota Twins

The number one overall pick in 2017 had some major struggles last season while playing in Double-A again. He did have oblique injury and some of his mechanics were called into question last season. Look for Royce to come out of the gate fast this season putting confidence and optimism back into the Twins!

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Alex Kirilloff OF-Minnesota Twins

Alex was touted as a lock for success in the Majors. Last season he played the worst ball in his young professional career. He has shown ability to make contact and hit for average. Jump on him now before he finds that skill set that made him a stud!

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Edward Cabrera SP-Miami Marlins

Edward and Sixto should be fixtures in the Marlins rotation for years to come. Edward has a shot at pitching a few innings with the big club this season. Then we will see what he’s about!

Thank you for reading! Stay with me as I get into a handful of kids outside or around the top 100! Deep dive!

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Again, any draft questions or prospect inquires please reach out!

2020 MLB Prospect Rankings #51-100

The prospect rankings continue! If I missed anything or you would like to give your opinion feel free to reach out! Scroll to the bottom for contact information! Lets dig in!

51. Kyle Wright RHP Atlanta Braves
52. Josh Jung 3B Texas Rangers

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Rangers 3B prospect Josh Jung

53. Orelvis Martinez 3B/SS Toronto Blue Jays
54. A.J Puk LHP Oakland Athletics
55. Robert Pauson
56. JJ Bleday OF Miami Marlins

MIA OF JJ Bleday

57. Oneil Cruz SS Pittsburgh Pirates
58. Taylor Trammell OF San Diego Padres
59. Xavier Edwards 2B/SS Tampa Bay Rays
60. Triston Casas 1B Boston Red Sox
61. Heliot Ramos OF San Francisco Giants
62. Seth Corry LHP San Francisco Giants
63. George Valera OF Cleveland Indians
64. Hunter Bishop OF San Francisco Giants
65. Ian Anderson RHP Atlanta Braves
66. Evan White 1B Seattle Mariners

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Mariner 1B prospect Evan White

67. Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B Pittsburgh Pirates
68. Ronny Mauricio SS New York Mets
69. Brett Baty 3B New York Mets
70. Luis Campusano C San Diego Padres

SDP C Luis Campusano

71. Tyler Freeman SS Cleveland Indians
72. Tarik Skubal LHP Detroit Tigers
73. Daulton Varsho C Arizona Diamondbacks
74. Jackson Rutledge RHP Washington Nationals
75. Francisco Alvarez C New York Mets
76. Nick Lodolo LHP Cincinnati Reds

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Reds LHP prospect Nick Lodolo

77. Sam Huff C Texas Rangers

78. Jonathan India 3B Cincinnati Reds
79. Simeon-Woods Richardson RHP Toronto Blue Jay
80. Brusdar Graterol RP Minnesota twins
81. Jazz Chisholm SS Miami Marlins
82. Josiah Gray RHP Los Angeles Dodgers

LAD RHP Josiah Gray

83. Sean Murphy C Oakland Athletics
84. Matthew Liberatore LHP St. Louis Cardinals
85. Geraldo Perdomo SS Arizona Diamondbacks
86. Bryson Stott SS Philadelphia Phillies
87. Luis Matos OF Sand Francisco Giants
88. Shane Baz RHP Tampa Bay Rays

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Tampa Bay RHP prospect Shane Baz

89. Greg Jones SS Tampa Bay Rays
90. Brailyn Marquez LHP Chicago Cubs
91. Kody Hoese 3B Los Angeles Dodgers
92. George Kirby RHP Seattle Mariners

SEA RHP George Kirby

93. Jesus Sanchez RHP Miami Marlins
94. Clarke Schmidt RHP New York Yankees
95. Brandon Marsh OF Los Angeles Angels
96. Misael Urbina OF Minesota Twins
97. Luis Garcia 2B/SS Washington Nationals
98. Alek Manoah RHP Toronto Blue Jays
99. Alexander Canario OF San Francisco Giants
100. Ryan Mountcastle 3B/SS Baltimore Orioles

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Baltimore 3B/SS prospect Ryan Mountcastle

There you have it! My top 100 baseball prospect! Huge shout out to league-mate KJ Baker for his notes and helping me compare lists! Thank you KJ and I wish your Toronto Blue Jays the best this season!

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2020 MLB Prospect Rankings #1-50

Aside from fall and Halloween this is my favorite time of the year! Baseball is around the corner! We can start to prepare for fantasy baseball drafts. In doing so, prospects take up a majority of my time. Young talent and what they are expected to do. Baseball prospects represent the sunny side of spring. A ton of kids who have endless potential! Grab a pen, take notes and lets dig in! #1-50 as I see it.

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CWS OF prospect Luis Robert

1. Wander Franco SS Tampa Bay Rays
2. Luis Robert OF Chicago White Sox
3. Jo Adell OF Los Angeles Angels
4. Gavin Lux SS/2B Los Angeles Dodgers

LAD 2B Gavin Lux

5. Julio Rodriguez OF Seattle Mariners
6. Jared Kelenic OF Seattle Mariners
7. Mackenzie Gore LHP San Diego Padres
8. Andrew Vaughn 1B Chicago White Sox
9. Marco Luciano SS San Francisco Giants
10. Dylan Carlson OF St. Louis Cardinals

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STL OF prospect Dylan Carlson

11. Jasson Dominguez OF New York Yankees
12. Jesus Luzardo LHP Oakland Athletics
13. Nate Pearson RHP Toronto Blue Jays
14. Royce Lewis SS Minnesota Twins

MIN SS Royce Lewis

15. Adley Rutschman C Baltimore Orioles
16. Casey Mize RHP Detroit Tigers
17. Forrest Whitley RHP Houston Astros
18. C.J Abrams SS San Diego Padres
19. Drew Waters OF Atlanta Braves

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ATL OF prospect Drew Waters

20. Joey Bart C San Francisco Giants
21. Carter Kieboom SS/2B Washington Nationals
22. Kristian Robinson OF Arizona Diamondbacks
23. Bobby Witt Jr. SS Kansas City Royals

KC SS Bobby Witt Jr.

24. Michael Kopech RHP Chicago White Sox
25. Alex Kirilloff OF Minnesota Twins
26. Brendan Mckay LHP/DH Tampa Bay Rays
27. Cristian Pache OF Atlanta Braves
28. Alec Bohm 3B/1B Philadelphia Phillies
29. Matt Manning RHP Detroit Tigers
30. Riley Greene OF Detroit Tigers

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Tigers OF prospect Riley Greene

31. Alek Thomas OF Arizona Diamondbacks
32. Noelvi Marte SS Seattle Mariners
33. Sixto Sanchez RHP Miami Marlins
34. Nick Madrigal 2B Chicago White Sox

CWS 2B Nick Madigral

35. Spencer Howard RHP Philadelphia Phillies
36. Luis Patino RHP San Diego Padres
37. Trevor Larnach OF Minnesota Twins
38. Dustin May RHP Los Angles Dodgers
39. Jordan Groshans SS Toronto Blue Jays
40. Vidal Brujan 2B Tampa Bay Rays

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Tampa Bay 2B prospect Vidal Brujan

41. Hunter Greene RHP Cincinnati Reds
42. Nolan Jones 3B Cleveland Indians
43. Grayson Rodriguez RHP Baltimore Orioles
44. Corbin Carroll OF Arizona Diamondbacks
45. Brennan Davis OF Chicago Cubs
46. Nolan Gorman 3B St. Louis Cardninals
47. Nico Hoerner SS/2B/OF Chicago Cubs
48. Jeter Downs 2B/SS Los Angeles Dodgers

49. Logan Gilbert RHP Seattle Mariners

SEA RHP Logan Gilbert

50. Brendan Rodgers 2B/SS Colorado Rockies

#1-50 as I see it. The fun in ranking prospects feels like Christmas morning. My favorite time of the year is here!

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2020 MLB Mock Draft (Round 20) FINAL round!

Final round! Our 20 round MLB mock draft is ending! Was a ton of fun and I thank everyone of you for reading! I had a blast doing the research and publishing these. Hopefully you enjoyed these as much as I did!

What sets fantasy baseball aside for me is all the strategy that goes in. Some owners like crafty veterans while other want young prospects. There is no right way! It’s your team! You’re able to build it how you want!

I’m asking you all now to please get involved in a dynasty start up. I’m not trying to push my ideals on anyone but I promise you’ll thank me later! The excitement that builds inside of me this time of year can only be explained as Christmas 1989 and getting my first Nintendo. Only this time you get to relive that excitement over and over.

We all find our own way in terms of fantasy sports. There is no wrong way! Build how you want and build to maximize your enjoyment.

What I’m going to bring you this time around is a 14 team mixed league mock draft. 5×5 rotisserie scoring format. Which means, batting average, home runs, RBI’s, stolen bases and runs for hitters. Wins, saves, ERA, strikeouts and WHIP for pitchers.

ROUND 20

267. Luke Voit 1B-New York Yankees

Has beefed up! Have you seen him recently? Has shown power and clutch hitting.Lets hope the injury is behind me!

268. Nate Pearson SP-Toronto Blue Jays

A favorite prospect of mine, Nate has an electric arm and should debut for the Jays fairly quick!

269. A.J. Puk SP-Oakland Athletics

Luzardo has taken all the hype in Oakland while Puk has a ton of upside too!

270. Pablo Lopez SP-Miami Marlins

Another young MIA arm! I’m a fan of his skills and upside! Sink or swim Pablo.

271. Garrett Cooper 1B-Miami Marlins

Has a strong BA and bats clean-up, this late in a draft, that’s a win.

272. Danny Jansen C-Toronto Blue Jays

The tools and prospect pedigree is there. I say he rebounds.

273. Nick Anderson RP-Tampa Bay Rays

Guy throw FLAMES! Any saves he accumulates is a bonus!

274. Forrest Whitley SP-Houston Astros

Last year was being talked about as the best pitching prospect around. Everything is set up this season for him to succeed.

275. Zach Davies SP-San Diego Padres

I’m saying 200+ innings is doable this season with decent K’s and great ratios.

276. Daniel Vogelbach 1B-Seattle Mariners

Sorry I’m not sorry but I’m a sucker for this guy.

277. Scott Oberg RP-Colorado Rockies

Very stellar before he got hurt. Safe to assume to he’s going close for COL.

278. Keone Kela RP-Pittsburgh Pirates

Back to back RP’s, told you I love relief pitchers! Should get first crack at saves in PIT.

279. Jose Martinez OF-Tampa Bay

Jose is the American League now and I love the value here. Will bring you a solid BA.

280. David Fletcher 3B-Los Angeles Angels

David led off a lot last year. If that continues watch him rack up runs scored. Leading off with Trout, Rendon and Adell after you is great news!

Well, that does it! Thank you all for following my 20 round mock draft series! I’m just so excited baseball is back!

I’m always open to chat and answer draft or keep questions!

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Thank you all again for reading and commenting. 20 rounds and 20 articles is a big undertaking.

Again, any draft questions or keep inquires please reach out!

2020 MLB Mock Draft (Round 19)

What sets fantasy baseball aside for me is all the strategy that goes in. Some owners like crafty veterans while other want young prospects. There is no right way! It’s your team! You’re able to build it how you want!

I’m asking you all now to please get involved in a dynasty start up. I’m not trying to push my ideals on anyone but I promise you’ll thank me later! The excitement that builds inside of me this time of year can only be explained as Christmas 1989 and getting my first Nintendo. Only this time you get to relive that excitement over and over.

We all find our own way in terms of fantasy sports. There is no wrong way! Build how you want and build to maximize your enjoyment.

What I’m going to bring you this time around is a 14 team mixed league mock draft. 5×5 rotisserie scoring format. Which means, batting average, home runs, RBI’s, stolen bases and runs for hitters. Wins, saves, ERA, strikeouts and WHIP for pitchers.

ROUND 19

253. Randal Grichuk OF-Toronto Blue Jays

Still adding power along with opposite field bombs.

254. Dee Gordon 2B-Seattle Mariners

Dee wont hurt your BA while adding a few stolen bases.

255. Eric Hosmer 1B-San Diego Padres

Solid first-basemen playing with a young up-and-coming group.

256. Reynaldo Lopez SP-Chicago White Sox

I’m giving him a chance this season. The lineup should back him up too.

257. Lance McCullers Jr SP-Houston Astros

Has looked great coming away from Tommy Johns.

258. Ian Kennedy RP-Kansas City Royals

Should push himself into the top-10 of RP’s. This late that’s good as gold.

259. MacKenzie Gore SP-San Diego Padres

San Diego has shown no issue with promoting young talent. Kid has IT and expect him up after the break.

260. Austin Hays OF-Baltimore Orioles

Young kid with an organization going nowhere this season. Keep an eye out and hope they start him right of the bat.

261. Kenta Maeda SP-Los Angeles Dodgers

Ryu is gone and aside from Walker why can’t Maeda be a stud?

262. Stephen Piscotty OF-Oakland Athletics

Missed major time due to injury but when he’s healthy he’s a solid OF assets.

263. Shin-soo Choo OF-Tampa Bay Rays

Choo is as consistent as they come. Not flashy but gets it done. Leads off too…

264. Ryan Yarbrough SP-Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays should have continued success this year and Ryan will be a big part of it.

265. John Means SP-Baltimore Orioles

12 wins with a 3.60 ERA last season, maybe pitchers can succeed in Baltimore!

266. Nico Hoerner SS-Chicago Cubs

I fully expect Nico to be starting in 2020. He gives you solid BA-SB upside and double digit HR’s!

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Hang here for Round 20 tomorrow! What would your round 19 look like?

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2020 MLB Mock Draft (Round 18)

What sets fantasy baseball aside for me is all the strategy that goes in. Some owners like crafty veterans while other want young prospects. There is no right way! It’s your team! You’re able to build it how you want!

I’m asking you all now to please get involved in a dynasty start up. I’m not trying to push my ideals on anyone but I promise you’ll thank me later! The excitement that builds inside of me this time of year can only be explained as Christmas 1989 and getting my first Nintendo. Only this time you get to relive that excitement over and over.

We all find our own way in terms of fantasy sports. There is no wrong way! Build how you want and build to maximize your enjoyment.

What I’m going to bring you this time around is a 14 team mixed league mock draft. 5×5 rotisserie scoring format. Which means, batting average, home runs, RBI’s, stolen bases and runs for hitters. Wins, saves, ERA, strikeouts and WHIP for pitchers.

ROUND 18

239. Sean Murphy C-Oakland Athletics

Sean was a top catching prospect and now we know why!

240. Miles Mikolas SP-St. Louis Cardinals

As of this publishing Miles has received a platelet-rich plasma injection into his forearm. Time missed should be minimal for this WHIP specialist.

241. Yadier Molina C-St. Louis Cardinals

Solid batting average with a touch of power. At this stage in his career I’d accept that.

242. Manuel Margot OF-Tampa Bay Rays

The move to TB is an interesting one. Hopefully he can hit his way to regular AB’s.

243. Dallas Keuchel SP-Chicago White Sox

Is an inning eater and pitches deep enough to rack up wins.

244. Mitch Keller SP-Pittsburgh Pirates

He’s a late round stash and lets hope he can get it together. ERA was massive in a few starts last season.

245. Ryan Braun OF-Milwaukee Brewers

If he can get 400+ AB’s then this spot for him is perfect.

246. Michael Kopech SP-Chicago White Sox

Missed all of 2019 due to injury but the velocity is back so far this spring. Another late round stash.

247. Alex Colome RP-Chicago White Sox

Decent closer on an up-and-coming White Sox team. Personal favorite of mine this season.

248. Jesse Winkler OF-Cincinnati Reds

Another frustrating kid to own due to injuries but you can’t deny the potential.

249. Kyle Seager 3B-Seattle Mariners

I’m hoping for second half type numbers to start the season.

250. Luis Arraez 2B-Minestoa Twins

He is adding BA to his game and wouldn’t be surprised to see a .310+ average to end the season.

251. Ross Stripling RP-Los Angeles Dodgers

Great arm, excellent approach and playing for stud team. What’s not to like?

252. Willy Adames SS-Tampa Bay Rays

Willy’s defense should keep him on the field. Not to mention a solid #2 hitter.

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

Did I miss someone? Let’s talk about it!

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Hang here for Round 19 this evening! What would your round 18 look like?

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