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Top 200 Fantasy Prospects, May 2019

This past week at The Dynasty Guru, we examined infield, outfield, and pitching prospects with increasing and decreasing fantasy value. As the culmination of the monthly review and update, we shall revisit the 2019 Top 500 Fantasy Prospects, published in January.

Fantasy value is ever-changing. Like the stock market, there are stable assets and volatile, high-risk / high-reward assets. When it comes to prospects, value swings are common and often drastic, and the astute fantasy owner must quickly adapt. As nearly four months passed since the last update, there is plenty of movement in the Top 200.

Top 200 Fantasy Prospects, May 2019

RankPlayer NameTeamPOS.SEC. POS.Age2019 LevelETAJan. RankChange
1Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.TOR3B-20.15AAA, MLB-10
2Fernando Tatis Jr.SDSS-20.36MLB-42
3Eloy JimenezCWSOF-22.45MLB-2-1
4Wander FrancoTBSS-18.19A202162
5Nick SenzelCINOF-23.86AAA, MLB-105
6Chris PaddackSDRHP-23.34MLB-4135
7Keston HiuraMIL2B-22.77AAA2019125
8Jo AdellLAAOF-20.09INJ20207-1
9Kyle TuckerHOUOF-22.31AAA-5-4
10Luis RobertCWSOF-21.77A+, AA20202616
11Yordan AlvarezHOUOF1B21.87AAA2019198
12Bo BichetteTORSS2B21.18AAA20198-4
13Forrest WhitleyHOURHP-21.65AAA20199-4
14MacKenzie GoreSDLHP-20.21A+2020206
15Carter KieboomWASSS2B21.69AAA, MLB-238
16Casey MizeDETRHP-22.03A+, AA2020226
17Brendan RodgersCOL2BSS/3B22.75AAA2019170
18Alex KirilloffMINOF-21.50AA202013-5
19Royce LewisMINSS-19.93A+202011-8
20Taylor TrammellCINOF-21.66AA202014-6
21Jesus LuzardoOAKLHP-21.61INJ201916-5
22Nolan GormanSTL3B-19.00A20213210
23Mike SorokaATLRHP-21.77AAA, MLB-285
24Austin RileyATL3B1B22.11AAA2019240
25Nate LoweTB1B-23.84AAA, MLB-3914
26Drew WatersATLOF-20.36AA20203610
27Dylan CeaseCWSRHP-23.37AAA20195124
28Nate PearsonTORRHP-22.72A+, AA20206335
29Matt ManningDETRHP-21.28AA20205324
30Jarred KelenicSEAOF-19.82A20214212
31Sixto SanchezMIARHP-20.78A+202021-10
32Luis UriasSDSS2B21.94AAA, MLB-4715
33Michael ChavisBOS2B3B23.75AAA, MLB-10875
34Yusei KikuchiSEALHP-27.89MLB-4410
35Vidal BrujanTB2B-21.25A+20205520
36A.J. PukOAKLHP-24.04INJ201930-6
37Gavin LuxLADSS2B21.46AA20207740
38Jesus SanchezTBOF-21.59AA201934-4
39Mitch KellerPITRHP-23.10AAA201929-10
40Andres GimenezNYMSS-20.68AA2020400
41Michael KopechCWSRHP-23.03INJ-31-10
42Brent HoneywellTBRHP-24.11INJ201927-15
43Nick MadrigalCWS2B-22.15A+202037-6
44Jonathan IndiaCIN3B-22.40A+2020495
45Brendan McKayTBLHPDH23.39AA202035-10
46Cristian PacheATLOF-20.48AA20206620
47Alec BohmPHI3B-22.77A, A+20205710
48Jazz ChisholmARISS-21.28AA20206416
49Xavier EdwardsSD2BSS19.75A20216718
50Brusdar GraterolMINRHP-20.71AA20207020
51Ian AndersonATLRHP-21.02AA202046-5
52Joey BartSFC-22.40A+2020520
53Ryan MountcastleBAL1B3B22.23AAA20196815
54Heliot RamosSFOF-19.68A+20218632
55Kristian RobinsonARIOF-18.41EST2022605
56Julio RodriguezSEAOF-18.36A2022196140
57Luis GarciaWASSS2B18.98AA2021658
58Nico HoernerCHCSS-21.99AA20209840
59Griffin CanningLAARHP-23.00AAA, MLB-9435
60Dustin MayLADRHP-21.68AA20208424
61Trevor LarnachMINOF-22.21A+20207615
62Luis PatinoSDRHP-19.54A+20217210
63Hunter GreeneCINRHP-19.76INJ202243-20
64Jorge MateoOAKSS-23.88AAA201911450
65Josh JamesHOURHP-26.17MLB-45-20
66Yusniel DiazBALOF-22.59AA201950-16
67Triston McKenzieCLERHP-21.77INJ202059-8
68Estevan FlorialNYYOF-21.46INJ202058-10
69Colton WelkerCOL3B1B21.59AA20208920
70Daulton VarshoARIC-22.86AA20208010
71Cavan BiggioTOR2B1B/3B24.08AAA2019171100
72Victor Victor MesaMIAOF-22.81A+202062-10
73Kyle WrightATLRHP-23.61AAA, MLB-48-25
74Justus SheffieldSEALHP-22.99AAA, MLB-54-20
75Corbin MartinHOURHP-23.37AAA20199520
76Christin StewartDETOF-25.42A+, MLB-11640
77Nolan JonesCLE3B-21.01A+202010225
78Keibert RuizLADC-20.81AA201973-5
79Leody TaverasTEXOF-20.67A+20209112
80Jon DuplantierARIRHP-24.83AAA, MLB-855
81Touki ToussaintATLRHP-22.89AAA, MLB-61-20
82Jordan GroshansTORSS-19.50A202214664
83Bryse WilsonATLRHP-21.39AAA, MLB-75-8
84Bubba ThompsonTEXOF-20.92A+202169-15
85Deivi GarciaNYYRHP-19.98A+, AA202013550
86Grayson RodriguezBALRHP-19.48A2022186100
87Oneil CruzPITSS-20.60A+2021870
88Adrian MorejonSDLHP-20.20AA202078-10
89Monte HarrisonMIAOF-23.75AAA20199910
90Zack CollinsCWSC-24.26AAA201916070
91Ke'Bryan HayesPIT3B-22.28AAA201910110
92Josh NaylorSDOF-21.88AAA201911725
93Esteury RuizSD2B-20.24A+2021974
94Triston CasasBOS1B3B19.32A202215258
95Justin DunnSEARHP-23.63AA201910510
96Grant LavigneCOL1B-19.70A202212024
97Adonis MedinaPHIRHP-22.39AA201993-4
98George ValeraCLEOF-18.49EST202212830
99Isaac ParedesDET3BSS20.23AA202010910
100Brandon MarshLAAOF-21.39AA202090-10
101Travis SwaggertyPITOF-21.73A+202081-20
102Marco LucianoSFSS-17.67EST202314745
103Matthew LiberatoreTBLHP-19.51EST20221030
104Seth BeerHOU1BOF22.64A+202014440
105Hans CrouseTEXRHP-20.65A202112924
106DL HallBALLHP-20.64A+202196-10
107Michel BaezSDRHP-23.30INJ201992-15
108Jonathan LoaisigaNYYRHP-24.52AAA, MLB-83-25
109Jahmai JonesLAA2BOF21.77A+, AA202079-30
110Elehuris MonteroSTL3B-20.73AA20201100
111Daz CameronDETOF-22.32AAA20191110
112Andrew KniznerSTLC-24.27AAA201913725
113Jordyn AdamsLAAOF-19.56A202288-25
114Zac GallenMIARHP23.77AAA2019--
115Antonio CabelloNYYOF-18.53EST202212510
116Khalil LeeKCOF-20.87AA2020106-10
117Brady SingerKCRHP-22.77A+202012710
118Julio Pablo MartinezTEXOF-23.14A, A+202082-36
119Bobby BradleyCLE1B-22.95AAA201916950
120Spencer HowardPHIRHP-22.78A+202014020
121Cole WinnTEXRHP-19.46EST20221210
122Tony SantillanCINRHP-22.07AA2020112-10
123Ronaldo HernandezTBC-21.50A+2021113-10
124Will SmithLADC3B24.12AAA20191240
125Ronny MauricioNYMSS-18.10A202215025
126Evan WhiteSEA1B-23.04AA20201260
127Luiz GoharaATLLHP-22.78INJ-107-20
128Cole TuckerPITSS-22.85AAA, MLB-228100
129Ryan WeathersSDLHP-19.51A202218960
130Spencer TurnbullDETRHP-26.64MLB---
131Luis OviedoCLERHP-19.99A20221310
132Austin HaysBALOF-23.85INJ-122-10
133Tyler FreemanCLESS2B19.97A202120875
134Adam HaseleyPHIOF-23.08AA20201340
135Logan AllenSDLHP-21.96AAA2019123-12
136Shane BazTBRHP-19.90A20221360
137Bryan ReynoldsPITOF-24.29AAA, MLB-327190
138Shed LongSEA3B2B/OF23.72AAA201915820
139Nick SolakTB2BOF24.33AAA20191390
140Logan GilbertSEARHP-22.01A, A+202018040
141Seuly MatiasKCOF-20.68A+202171-70
142Sean MurphyOAKC-24.58AAA201917230
143Isan DiazMIA2B-22.95AAA2019118-25
144Nicky LopezKCSS2B24.16AAA2019344200
145Luis GarciaPHISS-18.61A20221450
146Brent RookerMINOF-24.53AAA2019130-16
147Daniel LynchKCLHP-22.48A+202019245
148Tirso OrnelasSDOF-19.16A+20211535
149William ContrerasATLC-21.38A+202116516
150Kevin SmithTORSS3B22.85AA2020100-50
151Simeon Woods RichardsonNYMRHP-18.62A2022301150
152Corey RayMILOF-24.63AAA2019104-48
153Franklin PerezDETRHP-21.43INJ2021143-10
154Tyler PhillipsTEXRHP-21.54A+2020254100
155Jeter DownsLADSS-20.79A+20211550
156Austin BeckOAKOF-20.47A+2021151-5
157Tyler NevinCOL1B3B21.95AA20201570
158Mark VientosNYM3B-19.41A2022148-10
159Jordan BalazovicMINRHP-20.65A, A+2021--
160Roansy ContrerasNYYRHP-19.51A202222060
161Lazaro ArmenterosOAKOF-19.97A+20211610
162Malcom NunezSTL3B1B18.17EST20231620
163Taylor WidenerARIRHP-24.54AAA2019133-30
164Alek ThomasARIOF-19.03A20221640
165Dylan CarlsonSTLOF-20.55AA202024580
166Alejandro KirkTORC-20.51A, A+2021481315
167Akil BaddooMINOF-20.73A+2021132-35
168J.B. BukauskasHOURHP-22.58AA2020138-30
169Eric PardinhoTORRHP-18.35INJ2022159-10
170Kyle MullerATLLHP-21.59AA20201700
171Ryan RolisonCOLLHP-21.83A, A+2020321150
172Tony GonsolinLADRHP-24.99AAA201921240
173Jonathan OrnelasTEX2BOF/SS18.96A2022338165
174Luis RengifoLAA2BSS22.21AAA, MLB-20430
175Wander JavierMINSS-20.36EST202219520
176Miguel AmayaCHCC-20.17A+20211760
177Luis GilNYYRHP-20.94A2021402225
178Ty FranceSD1B3B/2B24.83AAA, MLB-474296
179Jhon TorresSTLOF-19.11EST202220930
180Cal MitchellPITOF-20.09A+202120525
181Tucupita MarcanoSD2BSS19.65A2022281100
182Anderson TejedaTEXSS2B21.03A+202019412
183Jackson KowarKCRHP-22.60A+20201830
184M.J. MelendezKCC-20.45A+2021149-35
185Ethan HankinsCLERHP-18.96EST20221850
186Nick PrattoKC1B-20.59A+2021154-32
187Bobby DalbecBOS3B-23.86AA2019177-10
188Jarren DuranBOSOF-22.68A+2020428240
189Nick MargeviciusSDLHP-22.89MLB-499310
190Kyle IsbelKCOF-22.19A+202025060
191Mitchell WhiteLADRHP-24.37AA201923948
192Alex FaedoDETRHP-23.49AA2019184-8
193Hudson PottsSD3B1B20.53AA20201930
194Brayan RocchioCLESS3B/2B18.33EST20231995
195Ivan HerreraSTLC-18.94A2022--
196Brice TurangMILSS2B19.47A202220610
197D'Shawn KnowlesLAAOF-18.32EST20221970
198Freudis NovaHOUSS2B19.33EST20221980
199Noelvi MarteSEASS-17.57EST202324950
200Orelvis MartinezTORSS-17.48EST20232000

Notable Changes

Graduated Prospects

With over 130 at-bats, 50 innings-pitched, or 45 days of service time in the majors, the following prospects exceeded MLB rookie limits. Further, the January ranking is in parentheses, followed by a brief update with an approximate May ranking.

  • Victor Robles, Washington Nationals (3): flashing five-category upside despite poor exit velocites (between Tatis Jr. and Jimenez)
  • Pete Alonso, New York Mets (15): huge playable power, some swing-and-miss (between Franco and Senzel)
  • Alex Reyes, St. Louis Cardinals (18): injured again, of course (between Lowe and Waters)
  • Francisco Mejia, San Diego Padres (25): struggling and in short-side of platoon (between Kikuchi and Brujan)
  • Alex Verdugo, Los Angeles Dodgers (33): flashing plus hit tool and solid game power, now starting with Pollock injury (between Riley and Lowe)
  • Garrett Hampson, Colorado Rockies (38): struggling and stuck in a utility role (between Lux and Sanchez)
  • Danny Jansen, Toronto Blue Jays (56): struggling, but at least starting (between Larnach and Patino)
  • Brandon Lowe, Tampa Bay Rays (74): received preseason extension, flashing power, lots of swing-and-miss (between Rodriguez and Garcia)

Others of Note:

  • Sandy Alcantara, Miami Marlins (119)
  • Willians Astudillo, Minnesota Twins (142)
  • Dakota Hudson, St. Louis Cardinals (167)
  • Ty Buttrey, Los Angeles Angels (240)
  • Rowdy Tellez, Toronto Blue Jays (260)
  • Daniel Vogelbach, Seattle Mariners (283)
  • Billy McKinney, Toronto Blue Jays (354)

Projected June Graduates

Based on projected playing time, the following prospects likely will exceed MLB rookie limits by June.

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays
  • Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres
  • Eloy Jimenez, Chicago White Sox
  • Nick Senzel, Cincinnati Reds
  • Chris Paddack, San Diego Padres
  • Francisco Mejia, San Diego Padres
  • Mike Soroka, Atlanta Braves
  • Josh James, Houston Astros
  • Michael Chavis, Boston Red Sox
  • Christin Stewart, Detroit Tigers
  • Cole Tucker, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Spencer Turnbull, Detroit Tigers
  • Nick Margevicius, San Diego Padres

Rising Prospects

The following prospects made the biggest moves in the rankings between January and May.

  • Zac Gallen, Miami Marlins (unranked to 114)
  • Spencer Turnbull, Detroit Tigers (unranked to 130)
  • Jordan Balazovic, Minnesota Twins (unranked to 159)
  • Ivan Herrera, St. Louis Cardinals (unranked to 195)
  • Alejandro Kirk, Toronto Blue Jays (481 to 166)
  • Nick Margevicius, San Diego Padres (499 to 189)
  • Ty France, San Diego Padres (474 to 178)
  • Jarren Duran, Boston Red Sox (428 to 188)
  • Luis Gil, New York Yankees (402 to 177)
  • Nicky Lopez, Kansas City Royals (344 to 144)
  • Bryan Reynolds, Pittsburgh Pirates (327 to 137)
  • Jonathan Ornelas, Texas Rangers (338 to 173)
  • Ryan Rolison, Colorado Rockies (321 to 171)
  • Simeon Woods Richardson, New York Mets (301 to 151)
  • Julio Rodriguez, Seattle Mariners (196 to 56)

Falling Prospects

The following prospects made the biggest drops in the rankings between January and May.

  • Dane Dunning, Chicago White Sox (115 to unranked, Tommy John surgery)
  • Seuly Matias, Kansas City Royals (71 to 141)
  • Anderson Espinoza, San Diego Padres (141 to unranked, Tommy John surgery)
  • Kevin Smith, Toronto Blue Jays (100 to 150)
  • Corey Ray, Milwaukee Brewers (104 to 152)
  • Julio Pablo Martinez, Texas Rangers (82 to 118)

Honorable Mentions

Numerous prospects were in consideration for inclusion in the top 200, including each of the following prospects.

  • Catcher: Austin Allen, San Diego Padres; Luis Campusano, San Diego Padres; Sam Huff, Texas Rangers
  • First Base: Kevin Cron, Arizona Diamondbacks; Roberto Ramos, Colorado Rockies; Dermis Garcia, New York Yankees
  • Second Base: Adam Hall, Baltimore Orioles; Luis Santana, Houston Astros; Omar Estevez, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Third Base: Abraham Toro, Houston Astros; Rylan Bannon, Baltimore Orioles; Miguel Vargas, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Shortstop: Geraldo Perdomo, Arizona Diamondbacks; Jeremiah Jackson, Los Angeles Angels; Jose Devers, Miami Marlins
  • Outfield: Oscar Mercado, Cleveland Indians; Lolo Sanchez, Pittsburgh Pirates; Edward Olivares, San Diego Padres; Jake Fraley, Seattle Mariners; Skye Bolt, Oakland Athletics; Will Benson, Cleveland Indians; Dom Thompson-Williams, Seattle Mariners; Connor Scott, Miami Marlins; Jose Siri, Cincinnati Reds
  • Pitcher: Edward Cabrera, Miami Marlins; Shane McClanahan, Tampa Bay Rays; Jose Suarez, Los Angeles Angels; Bryan Abreu, Houston Astros; Yerry Rodriguez, Texas Rangers; Kris Bubic, Kansas City Royals; Cal Quantrill, San Diego Padres; Tyler Ivey, Houston Astros; Joe Palumbo, Texas Rangers; Braxton Garrett, Miami Marlins; Patrick Sandoval, Los Angeles Angels; Bryan Mata, Boston Red Sox

Jesse Roche's 2019 Prospect Series

DateArticle
11/5/18Top 600 Dynasty League Players, Fall Preview
11/12/182019 Top 40 Fantasy Catcher Prospects
11/19/182019 Top 30 Fantasy First Base Prospects
11/26/182019 Top 30 Fantasy Second Base Prospects
12/3/182019 Top 40 Fantasy Third Base Prospects
12/10/182019 Top 70 Fantasy Shortstop Prospects, Part 1
12/17/182019 Top 70 Fantasy Shortstop Prospects, Part 2
12/24/182019 Top 140 Fantasy Outfield Prospects, Part 1
12/31/182019 Top 140 Fantasy Outfield Prospects, Part 2
1/7/192019 Top 210 Fantasy Pitching Prospects, Part 1
1/16/192019 Top 210 Fantasy Pitching Prospects, Part 2
1/21/19Upon Further Review: Notable Grade Changes
1/28/192019 Top 500 Fantasy Prospects
2/11/192019 Top 100 Upside-Only Fantasy Prospects
2/20/192019 First Year Player Draft Rankings
3/11/192019 Impact Prospects
3/18/192019 Breakout Prospects
4/1/19Prospects Breaking Camp
4/3/19Monthly Prospect Update: Infielders, March 2019
4/4/19Monthly Prospect Update: Outfielders, March 2019
4/5/19Monthly Prospect Update: Pitchers, March 2019
4/22/19Scouting Report: Grayson Rodriguez
4/29/19Scouting Reports: Delmarva & Greensboro
5/2/19Monthly Prospect Update: Infielders, April 2019
5/4/19Monthly Prospect Update: Outfielders, April 2019
5/8/19Monthly Prospect Update: Pitchers, April 2019
5/10/19Top 200 Fantasy Prospects, May 2019
5/27/192019 MLB Draft: Top Fantasy Prospects
6/3/192019 MLB Draft Live Observations
6/5/19Monthly Prospect Update: Infielders, May 2019
6/6/19Monthly Prospect Update: Outfielders, May 2019
6/7/19Monthly Prospect Update: Pitchers, May 2019
6/10/19Top 200 Fantasy Prospects, June 2019
6/17/192019 Short Season Assignments: DSL, PIO, NWL & NYP
6/24/192019 Short Season Assignments: AZL, GCL & APP
7/1/19Monthly Prospect Update: Infielders, June 2019
7/3/19Monthly Prospect Update: Outfielders, June 2019
7/5/19Monthly Prospect Update: Pitchers, June 2019
7/8/192019/2020 First Year Player Draft, Rounds 1-2
7/12/19Top 600 Dynasty League Players, July 2019
7/15/192019/2020 First Year Player Draft, Rounds 3-4
7/22/192019/2020 First Year Player Draft, Rounds 5-6
7/29/19Short Season Breakout Prospects
8/7/19Monthly Prospect Update: Infielders, July 2019
8/8/19Monthly Prospect Update: Outfielders, July 2019
8/9/19Monthly Prospect Update: Pitchers, July 2019
8/12/19Top 200 Fantasy Prospects, August 2019
8/19/19Scouting Report: Seth Corry
9/11/19Monthly Prospect Update: Infielders, August 2019
9/13/19Monthly Prospect Update: Outfielders, August 2019
10/4/19Top 200 Fantasy Prospects, September 2019

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Jesse is an attorney, currently residing in Greensboro. An avid fantasy baseball player, Jesse has experience in a diverse range of leagues, including head-to-head, rotisserie, points, and simulation. Jesse is a four-time website-wide champion at Benchwarmer Baseball and a repeat champion of a dynasty league with John Sickels at Minor League Ball. With a specific interest in baseball prospects, Jesse plans to provide in-depth analysis of up-and-coming stars accessible to all league sizes and types.

7 Comments

  1. B-Rad
    May 10, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Josh Naylor?
    Like the Edwards love tho

    • May 10, 2019 at 2:20 pm

      Josh Naylor is ranked 92nd.

  2. BG
    June 1, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Anthony Kay someone to go after?

    • June 1, 2019 at 11:47 am

      It depends on league depth. I would consider adding him in leagues with 200 or more prospects. Kay likely is a 4- or 5-starter imo, but he could develop into a 3-starter. Like most pitchers, his velocity varies start-to-start, but at his best he sits 92-93 mph, with reports of him touching 95-96 mph. His reported boost in velo to pre-TJ form is not a universal belief (see report below), but where there is smoke, there is fire. In addition to his average-to-above FB, Kay has two offspeed pitches (curveball and change-up) that flash above-average. At his best, he showcases three above-average offerings with average command.

      While his numbers are impressive, Kay has not quite been as dominant as his 1.62 ERA implies. He has been pretty darn lucky (.217 BABIP and 82.5% LOB%). His 3.68 xFIP is more reflective of his performance. I do not think his command is there for him to profile as a mid-rotation starter. However, he likely debuts later this year at this pace, so he is worth an add for the potential trade value boost that comes with a promotion.

      Here is a recent (negative) scouting report for him: https://2080baseball.com/reports/anthony-kay/

      • bg
        June 1, 2019 at 1:37 pm

        You are awesome- thanks for being so helpful , much appreciated

  3. The old Professor
    June 4, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    No George Valera?

    • June 4, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      Valera is ranked 98th.

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