We’ve now reached the midpoint of the 2013 season. When we last took a look at this list in mid-May, we were still dealing with relatively small sample sizes from both major leaguers and prospects, so there weren’t huge shake ups to the order. This time is a little different. The further into the season we get, the biggest the variance from the preseason list gets. Whether it’s current fantasy superstars like Chris Davis and Yasiel Puig or minor leaguers who have taken legitimate steps forward like Gregory Polanco, Tyler Glasnow and Maikel Franco, we know more now–and with more knowledge comes more trajectory to the risers. The fallers, however, are still subject to similar whims as the first run through. For the most part, only injuries led to precipitous falls in the Top 500. But there are exceptions to every rule, and Ike Davis and Huston Street found this out the hard way.
As with any list like this, it is a snapshot of value at this exact moment. This list would be different if I put it together today and released it tomorrow–that’s just the nature of the beast. However, if you have any questions about values going forward, you can always just ask me. I try to be as accessible as possible, either through Twitter, e-mail or the comments on this site. You all are the reason why I continue to put so much time and effort into this site. So thank you for reading and interacting. You guys are the best.
And now for a couple of disclaimers. First of all, this list is for fantasy purposes only. Also, this list does not include any 2013 draftees–if you want to see how I feel about that crop of prospects, you can check out the Top 40 that I did a few weeks back for more detail. After the signing deadline passes, they will all get incorporated into the list as a group. Finally, the list is meant for a reasonably deep mixed league (15-16 teams) with standard categories, positions and farm systems. The list for a 10-team league would skew a lot more towards the high-upside players and the list for a 20-team league would have a heavier focus on steady players who project to have longer periods of production.
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And now what you came here for, the updated Top 500 list — as of July 1, 2013: