Rotowire Releases Post-Draft Top 400 Prospect Ranks
Rotowire released its updated top 400 fantasy baseball prospects (subscription required), this time including 2018 amateur draftees. As always, it’s authored by James Anderson, which means it’s well worth the price of admission.
Jonathan India (fifth overall pick by the Reds) is James’ top overall amateur draft pick with Casey Mize (top overall pick by the Tigers) his top ranked pitcher. James shares my enthusiasm for speedy prep infielder Xavier Edwards, ranking him in the top 100 overall and sixth among amateur draftees.
Juan Soto has made his inevitable jump to number three on this list ahead of Eloy Jimenez and Fernando Tatis Jr.
This time of year is important to take stock of player… stock… because there’s a solid chunk of season, but not a lot of industry lists for dynasty fans to cling to. James’ list can help you put some context to the breakouts of players like Houston’s Yordan Alvarez, Atlanta’s Austin Riley and Arizona’s Daulton Varsho along with where to peg players going through rough seasons such as Oakland’s Jorge Mateo and Austin Beck and Philadelphia’s Jhalyn Ortiz. Just be advised… Brendan Rodgers (only 20th overall) has apparently personally offended James.