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2018 Top 100 Prospects

Rank Name Team Pos Quick Thought
1 Ronald Acuna ATL OF He’s earned his #1 ranking.  It’s just a question of when we see him in Atlanta.
2 Victor Robles WAS OF He’s a different player than Harper, but he’ll be a nice replacement in 2019 nonetheless.
3 Vlad Guerrero Jr. TOR 3B Not as good as his dad, but he might not be that far off.
4 Gleyber Torres NYY SS Highest floor of all players in the Top 10.
5 Shoeni Ohtani LAA RHP I think he’ll be a pitcher full-time.  He’ll likely get hurt as well.  Just saying…
6 Eloy Jimenez CHW OF Big power but the speed will limit his fantasy upside.
7 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS I think I might be low at #7.
8 Walker Buehler LAD RHP After a taste last year should get a much bigger bite at the prize
9 Brendan Rodgers COL SS He’s been in the Top 10 for a while.  I do worry about his aggressiveness at the plate.
10 Nick Senzel CIN 3B I bet you the Phillies wish they would have taken him over Moniak in 2016
11 Mitch Keller PIT RHP He’ll make Pirate fans forget about Cole
12 Alex Reyes STL RHP Assuming his stuff and control return.  Not guaranteed.
13 Francisco Mejia CLE C Will be a hitting machine
14 Lewis Brinson MIL OF Tantalizing skills but will he be Keon Broxton 2.0?
15 Michael Kopech CHW RHP Ceiling of a #1, but could be a closer…
16 Luis Robert CHW OF I’m sold.  He’s my number one pick in a Dynasty League rookie draft
17 Royce Lewis MIN OF Based on the feedback I’ve received, I underestimated him at the draft table.
18 Hunter Greene CIN RHP Off the charts makeup and stuff could spell – S-P-E-C-I-A-L.
19 Kyle Tucker HOU OF Still don’t like the swing but he continues to perform.
20 Austin Meadows PIT OF It’s lined up for him in Pittsburgh.  I think he takes it, stumbles, but winds up being very good.
21 Bo Bichette TOR SS He’s not a shortstop but the bat is pretty special
22 Forrest Whitley HOU RHP It would not surprise me if, in five years, he’s the best pitcher on this list.
23 MacKenzie Gore SD LHP Athletic and good stuff should give him a solid #2 profile
24 Franklin Barreto OAK SS I still love this kid and think he’ll be a sneaky, impact fantasy player.
25 Anthony Alford TOR OF If he can hit, the fantasy profile could be a second round pick
26 Brent Honeywell TB RHP I think he finally sees the majors this year
27 Leody Taveras TEX OF Don’t stare at the stat line, he has  a chance to be an impact performer
28 J.P Crawford PHI SS He might be Dansby Swanson 2.0 with a little more pop
29 Kyle Wright ATL RHP He’ll move quickly and be very good once he gets to Atlanta
30 Cal Quantrill SD RHP He’s not talked about a lot, but pitching in San Diego will make him very good
31 Scott Kingery PHI 2B It’s one and done on this as he’ll be in the majors full-time by the end of the year
32 Willie Calhoun TEX OF The bat will play and the Rangers will find a position for him…somewhere
33 Luiz Gohara ATL LHP He’s probably

too low but I just like others more

34 Ryan McMahon COL 1B His power and Coors Field could be pretty special
35 Alex Verdugo LAD OF The power has yet to come.  I think it will
36 Estevan Florial NYY OF The swing is long but he’s athletic with great bat speed
37 Nick Gordon MIN SS There is no single standout tool but overall, I still like the profile.
38 Wily Adames TB SS See Brent Honeywell…
39 Franklin Perez DET RHP Astros prospects are just good
40 Brendan McKay TB LHP He might be the guy that breaks the fantasy sites
41 Sixto Sanchez PHI RHP Huge arm and upside…just needs time to put it together
42 Austin Hays BAL OF He surprised last year and will again next season in Baltimore
43 Pavin Smith ARI 1B Can really hit
44 Kyle Lewis SEA OF I worry he’s Joc Pederson
45 Alex Faedo DET RHP Under the radar pick last year for Detroit
46 Juan Soto WAS OF Big time power and moving quickly
47 Jason Groome BOS LHP Lousy year but I still like the upside
48 Nick Pratto KC 1B The rebuild starts…
49 Jordon Adell LAA OF Tooled up but hit-tool needs work
50 Triston McKenzie CLE RHP I’m still a fan
51 A.J. Puk OAK LHP So far, he’s better than I thought
52 Evan White SEA 1B Another first baseman who can hit
53 Jack Flaherty STL RHP A solid mid-rotation starter
54 Yordan Alvarez HOU 1B I’m not sure where he’ll play in Houston, but he’s a big leaguer for sure
55 Mitch White LAD RHP A grade lower than Buehler, but he still has a chance to be very good
56 Brandon Woodruff MIL RHP A great late round pick for this year in your fantasy leagues
57 Taylor Trammell CIN OF Tooled up and can hit.  I like him a lot
58 Chris Shaw SF 1B He’s going to be better than you think
59 Miguel Andujar NYY 3B He’s got a year to convince the Yankees to not spend $300 million on Manny
60 Carson Kelly STL C Will be the guy in St Louis, but when?
61 Justus Sheffield NYY RHP I worry about his size but the arm says a #2 starter
62 Brian Anderson MIA 3B He’ll be a solid source of power for the Marlins
63 Heliot Ramos SF OF Played really well last season, but can he continue?
64 Michael Chavis BOS 3B Power with a ton of swing and miss
65 Adrian Morejon SD RHP The Padres are just really deep…
66 Corbin Burnes MIL RHP The highest upside in the Brewers pitching stable
67 Cole Ragans TEX LHP I wish he didn’t pitch in Texas but you have to downshift on the upside
68 Yadier Alvarez LAD RHP Great stuff but there is still work to be done
69 Kevin Maitan LAA SS Awful year, but now is not the time to give up.
70 Wander Javier MIN SS It’s time to start knowing this name
71 Keston Hiura MIL OF I think the Brewers got a steal last June
72 J.B. Bukauskas HOU RHP Funny name but he has a chance to be very good
73 Kolby Allard ATL LHP Doesn’t have the huge upside of others on this list but can really pitch
74 Jose Siri CIN OF He’s someone to start paying attention to
75 Jesus Sanchez TB OF It might take him a while to get there, but the tools are very good
76 Chance Adams NYY RHP I’m low man here but there’s no denying he’ll see time in New York next season
77 Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3B Colin Moran better perform and soon…
78 Adbert Alzolay CHC RHP A real sleeper for me
79 Keibert Ruiz LAD C Performance and talent are converging
80 David Paulino HOU RHP He might be #7 on the depth chart but would start next season on many teams
81 Jon Duplantier ARI RHP Had one of the best seasons in 2017 for any pitcher at any level
82 Riley Pint COL RHP Awful season last year but the fastball is elite
83 Matt Manning DET RHP Oh how I love athletic pitchers
84 Fernando Romero MIN RHP He’s just not talked about enough
85 Dustin Fowler OAK OF A great late round pick for this year in your fantasy leagues
86 Yusniel Diaz LAD OF The ball makes a different sound coming off his bat
87 Ian Anderson ATL RHP Still love the upside but he is being brought along very slowly
88 JoJo Romero PHI RHP I fell hard for this kid last year
89 D.L Hall BAL LHP Baltimore pitchers always get hurt but always seem to perform in the end
90 Jahmai Jones LAA OF Uh…that’s four Angels in the Top 100
91 Chance Sisco BAL C He’ll benefit from the juiced ball
92 Mike Soroka ATL  RHP I like him a lot, but the stuff points more to a #3 than a #2
93 Mickey Moniak PHI OF How the mighty have fallen
94 Tyler Mahle CIN RHP Doesn’t have a huge upside but can really pitch and doesn’t walk anyone
95 Cristian Pache ATL OF Think Kevin Keirmaier
96 Colin Moran PiT 3B The Astros love to teach players the uppercut.  Moran was a good student.  Therefore, the ranking
97 Luis Urias SD SS Solid all-around skills
98 Jorge Mateo OAK SS Had a nice bounce-back season.  Still has elite speed
99 Michel Baez SD RHP Explosive power arm and at 6-8, he’s very difficult to square
100 Jorge Alfaro PHI C I’m tired of this guy…play already and learn to take a base
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