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Top 200 Fantasy Prospects, June 2019

The MLB Draft is in the books! During the draft, I noted my pick-by-pick observations and the fantasy potential of each pick. Following the draft, I examined infield, outfield, and pitching prospects with increasing and decreasing fantasy value. With the draft complete, it is time to revisit the 2019 Top 200 Fantasy Prospects, published in May, now including many new draftees.

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. Since May, there is plenty of movement in the Top 200.

Top 200 Fantasy Prospects, June 2019

RankPlayerTeamPOS.SEC. POS.Age2019 LevelETAMayChange
1Fernando Tatis Jr.SDSS-20.44MLB-21
2Wander FrancoTBSS-18.28A202142
3Keston HiuraMIL2B-22.86AAA, MLB-74
4Austin RileyATL3BOF22.19AAA, MLB-2420
5Yordan AlvarezHOUOF1B21.95AAA, MLB-116
6Jo AdellLAAOF-20.17A+, AA202082
7Kyle TuckerHOUOF-22.40AAA-92
8Luis RobertCHWOF-21.85A+, AA2020102
9Andrew VaughnCHW1B-21.19N/A2020--
10Bo BichetteTORSS2B21.26AAA2019122
11Adley RutschmanBALC-21.34N/A2020--
12MacKenzie Gore SDLHP-20.29A+2020142
13Carter KieboomWASSS2B21.77AAA, MLB-152
14Casey MizeDETRHP-22.11A+, AA2020162
15Brendan RodgersCOL2BSS/3B22.84AAA, MLB-172
16Luis UriasSDSS2B22.02AAA, MLB-3216
17Royce LewisMINSS-20.01A+2021192
18Alex KirilloffMIN1BOF21.59AA2020180
19Forrest WhitleyHOURHP-21.74AAA201913-6
20Drew WatersATLOF-20.44AA2020266
21Jesus LuzardoOAKLHP-21.69A+2019210
22Nolan GormanSTL3B-19.08A2021220
23Bobby Witt Jr.KCSS-18.99N/A2022--
24Taylor TrammellCINOF-21.74AA202020-4
25Matt ManningDETRHP-21.37AA2020294
26Jarred KelenicSEAOF-19.90A, A+2021304
27Nate LoweTB1B-23.93AAA, MLB-25-2
28Nate PearsonTORRHP-22.81A+, AA2020280
29Dylan CeaseCHWRHP-23.45AAA201927-2
30Brendan McKayTBLHPDH23.48AA, AAA20204515
31Vidal BrujanTB2B-21.34A+2020354
32Gavin LuxLADSS2B21.55AA2020375
33Jesus SanchezTBOF-21.68AA2019385
34A.J. PukOAKLHP-24.13A+2019362
35Mitch KellerPITRHP-23.18AAA2019394
36Sixto SanchezMIARHP-20.86A+, AA202031-5
37Nick MadrigalCHW2B-22.24A+, AA2020436
38Cristian PacheATLOF-20.56AA2020468
39Michael KopechCHWRHP-23.11INJ-412
40CJ AbramsSDSS-18.69N/A2023--
41Alec BohmPHI3B-22.85A, A+2020476
42J.J. BledayMIAOF-21.58N/A2021--
43Ryan MountcastleBAL1B3B22.31AAA20195310
44Griffin CanningLAARHP-23.08AAA, MLB-5915
45Hunter BishopSFOF-20.96N/A2021--
46Riley GreeneDETOF-18.70N/A2023--
47Luis PatinoSDRHP-19.62A+20216215
48Jazz ChisholmARISS-21.36AA2020480
49Jonathan IndiaCIN3B-22.49A+202044-5
50Andres GimenezNYMSS-20.77AA202040-10
51Ian AndersonATLRHP-21.11AA2020510
52Joey BartSFC-22.49A+2020520
53Xavier EdwardsSD2BSS19.84A202149-4
54Heliot RamosSFOF-19.76A+2021540
55Kristian RobinsonARIOF-18.50EST2022550
56Julio RodriguezSEAOF-18.45A2022560
57Brent HoneywellTBRHP-24.19INJ201942-15
58Nico HoernerCHCSS-22.08AA2020580
59Jorge MateoOAKSS-23.96AAA2019645
60Jon DuplantierARIRHP-24.91AAA, MLB-8020
61Trevor LarnachMINOF-22.29A+2020610
62Brusdar GraterolMINRHP-20.79AA202050-12
63Hunter GreeneCINRHP-19.84INJ2022630
64Zac GallenMIARHP-23.85AAA201911450
65Luis GarciaWASSS2B19.07AA202157-8
66Estevan FlorialNYYOF-21.54A+2020682
67Nolan JonesCLE3B-21.09A+20207710
68Dustin MayLADRHP-21.76AA202060-8
69Colton WelkerCOL3B1B21.67AA2020690
70Daulton VarshoARIC-22.94AA2020700
71Cavan BiggioTOR2B1B/3B24.16AAA, MLB-710
72Corbin CarrollARIOF-18.80N/A2023--
73Triston McKenzieCLERHP-21.86INJ202067-6
74Josh JungTEX3B-21.33N/A2020--
75Corbin MartinHOURHP-23.45AAA, MLB-750
76Grayson RodriguezBALRHP-19.57A20228610
77Kyle WrightATLRHP-23.69AAA, MLB-73-4
78Keibert RuizLADC-20.89AA2019780
79Leody TaverasTEXOF-20.76A+2020790
80Deivi GarciaNYYRHP-20.06A+, AA2020855
81Yusniel DiazBALOF-22.68AA201966-15
82Jordan GroshansTORSS-19.58A2022820
83Bryse WilsonATLRHP-21.47AAA, MLB-830
84Zach PlesacCLERHP-24.39AA, AAA, MLB---
85Dylan CarlsonSTLOF-20.63AA202016580
86Bryson StottPHISS-21.68N/A2021--
87Oneil CruzPITSS-20.68A+2021870
88Adrian MorejonSDLHP-20.29AA2020880
89Monte HarrisonMIAOF-23.83AAA2019890
90Triston CasasBOS1B3B19.40A2022944
91Brett BatyNYM3B-19.58N/A2022--
92Josh Naylor SDSDOF-21.97AAA, MLB-920
93Matthew LiberatoreTBLHP-19.59A202210310
94Adam HaseleyPHIOF-23.16AA, AAA, MLB-13440
95Justin DunnSEARHP-23.72AA2019950
96Shane BazTBRHP-19.98A202213640
97Marco LucianoSFSS-17.75EST20231025
98George ValeraCLEOF-18.58EST2022980
99Bubba ThompsonTEXOF-21.00A+202184-15
100Zack CollinsCHWC-24.34AAA201990-10
101Ke'Bryan HayesPIT3B-22.37AAA201991-10
102Adonis MedinaPHIRHP-22.48AA201997-5
103Esteury RuizSD2B-20.32A+202193-10
104Seth BeerHOU1BOF22.73A+, AA20201040
105Ronny MauricioNYMSS-18.18A202212520
106DL HallBALLHP-20.73A+20211060
107Michel BaezSDRHP-23.39AA20191070
108Khalil LeeKCOF-20.96AA20201168
109Hans CrouseTEXRHP-20.74A2021105-4
110Brandon MarshLAAOF-21.48AA2020100-10
111Nick LodoloCINLHP-21.35N/A2021--
112Brady SingerKCRHP-22.85A+, AA20201175
113Jarren DuranBOSOF-22.76A+, AA202018875
114Will SmithLADC3B24.20AAA, MLB-12410
115Antonio CabelloNYYOF-18.61EST20221150
116Grant LavigneCOL1B-19.79A202296-20
117Isaac ParedesDET3BSS20.31AA202099-18
118Alek ManoahTORRHP-21.42N/A2021--
119Bobby BradleyCLE1B-23.03AAA20191190
120Elehuris MonteroSTL3B-20.81AA2020110-10
121Cole WinnTEXRHP-19.54A20221210
122Victor Victor MesaMIAOF-22.89A+202072-50
123Jordyn AdamsLAAOF-19.64A2022113-10
124Justus SheffieldSEALHP-23.08AAA, MLB-74-50
125Logan GilbertSEARHP-22.10A, A+202014015
126Keoni CavacoMINSS3B18.02N/A2023--
127Jordan BalazovicMINRHP-20.73A, A+202115932
128Tony SantillanCINRHP-22.15AA2020122-6
129Oscar MercadoCLEOF-24.48AAA, MLB---
130Kameron MisnerMIAOF-21.42N/A2021--
131Daz CameronDETOF-22.40AAA2019111-20
132Andrew KniznerSTLC-24.35AAA, MLB-112-20
133Isan DiazMIA2B-23.04AAA201914310
134Shed LongSEA2B3B/OF23.80AAA, MLB-1384
135Logan AllenSDLHP-22.05AAA20191350
136Michael BuschLAD2BOF21.34N/A2021--
137Luiz GoharaATLLHP-22.86INJ-127-10
138Tyler FreemanCLESS2B20.05A2021133-5
139Nick SolakTB2BOF24.41AAA20191390
140Spencer HowardPHIRHP-22.87A+2020120-20
141Jackson RutledgeWASRHP-20.19N/A2022--
142Austin HaysBALOF-23.93A+, AA, AAA-132-10
143Jonathan LoaisigaNYYRHP-24.61AAA, MLB-108-35
144George KirbySEARHP-21.34N/A2021--
145Greg JonesTBSS-21.26N/A2021--
146Evan WhiteSEA1B-23.12AA2020126-20
147Daniel LynchKCLHP-22.56A+20201470
148Ronaldo HernandezTBC-21.58A+2021123-25
149Alek ThomasARIOF-19.12A202216415
150Michael TogliaCOL1BOF20.82N/A2021--
151Travis SwaggertyPITOF-21.81A+2020101-50
152Sean MurphyOAKC-24.67AAA2019142-10
153Daniel EspinoCLERHP18.43N/A2023--
154Brent RookerMINOF-24.61AAA2019146-8
155Jeter DownsLADSS-20.87A+20211550
156Quinn PriesterPITRHP19.07N/A2023--
157Anthony KayNYMLHP-24.22AA2020--
158Julio Pablo MartinezTEXOF-23.22A, A+2020118-40
159Ryan WeathersSDLHP-19.59A2022129-30
160Kyle MullerATLLHP-21.68AA202017010
161Austin BeckOAKOF-20.55A+2021156-5
162Kody HoeseLAD3B-21.91N/A2021--
163Franklin PerezDETRHP-21.51INJ2021153-10
164Will BensonCLEOF-20.98A2021--
165William ContrerasATLC-21.46A+, AA2021149-16
166Alejandro KirkTORC-20.59A, A+20211660
167Luis OviedoCLERHP-20.07A2022131-36
168Mark VientosNYM3B-19.50A2022158-10
169Eric PardinhoTORRHP-18.43INJ20221690
170Jake FraleySEAOF-24.04AA2020--
171Ryan RolisonCOLLHP-21.91A, A+20201710
172Malcom NunezSTL3B1B18.25A2023162-10
173Lazaro ArmenterosOAKOF-20.05A+2021161-12
174Zach ThompsonSTLLHP-21.62N/A2021--
175Wander JavierMINSS-20.45A20221750
176Simeon Woods RichardsonNYMRHP-18.70A2022151-25
177Bobby DalbecBOS3B-23.95AA201918710
178Tirso OrnelasSDOF-19.25A+2021148-30
179Jahmai JonesLAA2BOF21.85A+, AA2020109-70
180Roansy ContrerasNYYRHP-19.59A2022160-20
181Tucupita MarcanoSD2BSS19.73A20221810
182Tyler CallihanCIN2B3B18.97N/A2023--
183Matthew AllanNYMRHP-18.15N/A2023--
184Nicky LopezKC2BSS24.24AAA, MLB-144-40
185Ethan HankinsCLERHP-19.05EST20221850
186Daniel JohnsonCLEOF-23.91AA, AAA2019--
187Luis GilNYYRHP-21.02A2021177-10
188Jackson KowarKCRHP-22.68A+2020183-5
189Luis RengifoLAA2BSS22.29AAA, MLB-174-15
190Lolo SanchezPITOF-20.13A2021--
191Brennan MaloneARIRHP-18.76N/A2023--
192Corey RayMILOF-24.72AAA2019152-40
193Jonathan OrnelasTEX2BSS/OF19.04A2022173-20
194Brayan RocchioCLESS3B/2B18.41EST20231940
195Luis GarciaPHISS-18.69A2022145-50
196Brice TurangMILSS2B19.55A20221960
197D'Shawn KnowlesLAAOF-18.40EST20221970
198Freudis NovaHOUSS2B19.41A20221980
199Noelvi MarteSEASS-17.65DSL20231990
200Orelvis MartinezTORSS-17.56EST20232000

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 May ranking is in parentheses, followed by a brief update with an approximate June ranking.

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays (1): flashing his immense upside after a slow start (still first!)
  • Eloy Jimenez, Chicago White Sox (3): huge power, some swing-and-miss (between Tatis Jr. and Franco)
  • Nick Senzel, Cincinnati Reds (5): displaying some power and speed (between Franco and Hiura)
  • Chris Paddack, San Diego Padres (6): elite fastball/change-up combo (between Franco and Hiura, behind Senzel)
  • Mike Soroka, Atlanta Braves (23): devastating sinker and great command (between Riley and Alvarez)
  • Michael Chavis, Boston Red Sox (33): falling back to earth after fast start, but legit power (between Trammell and Manning)
  • Yusei Kikuchi, Seattle Mariners (34): little swing-and-miss and home run prone (between Greene and Patino)
  • Josh James, Houston Astros (65): settling into multi-inning relief role (between Plesac and Carlson)
  • Christin Stewart, Detroit Tigers (76): hitting well after return from injury, plus power (between Martin and Rodriguez)
  • Touki Toussaint, Atlanta Braves (81): settling into relief role (between Plesac and Carlson, behind James)

Others of Note:

  • Cole Tucker, Pittsburgh Pirates (128)
  • Spencer Turnbull, Detroit Tigers (130)
  • Bryan Reynolds, Pittsburgh Pirates (137)

Projected July Graduates

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

  • Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres
  • Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves
  • Griffin Canning, Los Angeles Angels
  • Jon Duplantier, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Cavan Biggio, Toronto Blue Jays
  • Zach Plesac, Cleveland Indians
  • Oscar Mercado, Cleveland Indians
  • Shed Long, Seattle Mariners
  • Nicky Lopez, Kansas City Royals
  • Luis Rengifo, Los Angeles Angels

Rising Prospects

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

  • Zach Plesac, Cleveland Indians (unranked to 84)
  • Oscar Mercado, Cleveland Indians (unranked to 129)
  • Anthony Kay, New York Mets (unranked to 157)
  • Will Benson, Cleveland Indians (unranked to 164)
  • Jake Fraley, Seattle Mariners (unranked to 170)
  • Daniel Johnson, Cleveland Indians (unranked to 186)
  • Lolo Sanchez, Pittsburgh Pirates (unranked to 190)
  • Dylan Carlson, St. Louis Cardinals (165 to 85)
  • Jarren Duran, Boston Red Sox (188 to 113)
  • Zac Gallen, Miami Marlins (114 to 64)

Falling Prospects

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

  • Seuly Matias, Kansas City Royals (141 to unranked)
  • Kevin Smith, Toronto Blue Jays (150 to unranked)
  • Tyler Phillips, Texas Rangers (154 to unranked)
  • Tyler Nevin, Colorado Rockies (157 to unranked)
  • Taylor Widener, Arizona Diamondbacks (163 to unranked)
  • Akil Baddoo, Minnesota Twins (elbow strain, out for the year)
  • J.B. Bukauskas, Houston Astros (168 to unranked)
  • Victor Victor Mesa, Miami Marlins (72 to 122)
  • Justus Sheffield, Seattle Mariners (74 to 124)
  • Travis Swaggerty, Pittsburgh Pirates (101 to 151)
  • Luis Garcia, Philadelphia Phillies (145 to 195)

Honorable Mentions

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

  • Catcher: Sam Huff, Texas Rangers; Jake Rogers, Detroit Tigers; Luis Campusano, San Diego Padres; Miguel Amaya, Chicago Cubs; Shea Langeliers, Atlanta Braves; Ivan Herrera, St. Louis Cardinals
  • First Base: Kevin Cron, Arizona Diamondbacks; Tyler Nevin, Colorado Rockies; Lewin Diaz, Minnesota Twins; Roberto Ramos, Colorado Rockies; Logan Wyatt, San Francisco Giants; Will Craig, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Second Base: Adam Hall, Baltimore Orioles; Luis Santana, Houston Astros; Omar Estevez, Los Angeles Dodgers; Joshua Rojas, Houston Astros; Chase Strumpf, Chicago Cubs; Josh Smith, New York Yankees
  • Third Base: Abraham Toro, Houston Astros; Miguel Vargas, Los Angeles Dodgers; Davis Wendzel, Texas Rangers; Nick Quintana, Detroit Tigers; Hudson Potts, San Diego Padres; Sherten Apostel, Texas Rangers
  • Shortstop: Will Wilson, Los Angeles Angels; Logan Davidson, Oakland Athletics; Kevin Smith, Toronto Blue Jays; Anderson Tejeda, Texas Rangers; Willi Castro, Detroit Tigers; Braden Shewmake, Atlanta Braves; Gunnar Henderson, Baltimore Orioles; Cameron Cannon, Boston Red Sox; Brady McConnell, Kansas City Royals; Matthew Lugo, Boston Red Sox
  • Outfield: Kyle Isbel, Kansas City Royals; Cal Mitchell, Pittsburgh Pirates; Matt Wallner, Minnesota Twins; D.J. Stewart, Baltimore Orioles; Sammy Siani, Pittsburgh Pirates; Jose Siri, Cincinnati Reds; Griffin Conine, Toronto Blue Jays; Brennen Davis, Chicago Cubs; Jhon Torres, St. Louis Cardinals; Tristen Lutz, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Pitcher: Edward Cabrera, Miami Marlins; Braxton Garrett, Miami Marlins; Shane McClanahan, Tampa Bay Rays; Jose Suarez, Los Angeles Angels; Kris Bubic, Kansas City Royals; Joe Palumbo, Texas Rangers; Mitchell White, Los Angeles Dodgers, Jhoan Duran, Minnesota Twins; Alex Faedo, Detroit Tigers; Zac Lowther, Baltimore Orioles

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 FYP Expert Mock Draft
7/12/19Top 600 Dynasty League Players, July 2019

Please feel free to post comments, questions, or your own observations!

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Jesse Roche

Jesse Roche

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.

5 Comments

  1. Broe
    June 10, 2019 at 10:14 am — Reply

    Thoughts on Rico Garcia?

    • June 10, 2019 at 12:08 pm — Reply

      Rico Garcia is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. He is a former 30th round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. Thus far, he is excelling in Double-A (1.88/0.91 ERA/WHIP, 67 IP, 85/21 K/BB). Garcia possesses a mid-90s fastball with potential average-to-above slider and change-up. While he has above-average stuff, he lacks the size (5’11”) and command (below-average) to profile in the rotation. Fangraphs notes he loses velocity and command later in starts, as well. As such, Garcia carries more risk than most arms performing well in Double-A.

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    June 10, 2019 at 2:31 pm — Reply

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    • June 10, 2019 at 2:36 pm — Reply

      Fantrax

      • Stuey
        June 10, 2019 at 2:56 pm — Reply

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