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Top 200 Fantasy Prospects, August 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 Top 200 Fantasy Prospects, published as a subset of the Top 600 Dynasty League Players in July.

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 July, there is plenty of movement in the Top 200.

Top 200 Fantasy Prospects

RankPlayerTeamPOS.SEC. POS.Age2019 LevelETAJulyChange
1Wander FrancoTBSS-18.45A, A+202110
2Jo AdellLAAOF-20.34A+, AA, AAA202020
3Bo BichetteTORSS2B21.44A+, AAA, MLB-85
4Luis RobertCHWOF-22.03A+, AA, AAA201962
5Kyle TuckerHOUOF-22.40AAA-50
6Gavin LuxLADSS2B21.72AA, AAA2019126
7Andrew VaughnCHW1B-21.36AZL, A, A+202070
8Carter KieboomWASSS2B21.94AAA, MLB-91
9Drew WatersATLOF-20.44AA2020156
10MacKenzie GoreSDLHP-20.47A+, AA2020100
11Adley RutschmanBALC-21.52GCL, NYP2021110
12Marco LucianoSFSS-17.92AZL, NWL20232210
13Nate LoweTB1B-24.10AAA, MLB-2714
14Casey MizeDETRHP-22.28A+, AA2020140
15Kristian RobinsonARIOF-18.67NWL, A20223520
16Luis UriasSD2BSS22.19AAA, MLB-160
17Royce LewisMINSS-20.19A+, AA2020170
18Cristian PacheATLOF-20.73AA, AAA2020180
19Forrest WhitleyHOURHP-21.91GCL, A+, AA, AAA2020190
20Brendan McKayTBLHP-23.65AA, AAA, MLB-200
21Vidal BrujanTB2BSS21.51A+, AA2020254
22Jarred KelenicSEAOF-20.07A, A+, AA2021242
23Alex KirilloffMINOF1B21.76AA2020230
24Julio RodriguezSEAOF-18.62A2022262
25Dylan CarlsonSTLOF-20.80AA20204520
26Jesus LuzardoOAKLHP-21.87AZL, A+, AAA201921-5
27Matt ManningDETRHP-21.54AA2020292
28Bobby Witt Jr.KCSS-19.16AZL2022280
29Dustin MayLADRHP-21.93AA, AAA, MLB-5324
30CJ AbramsSDSS-18.86AZL, A2022388
31Nick MadrigalCHW2B-22.41A+, AA, AAA2020332
32Nate PearsonTORRHP-22.98A+, AA2020320
33Dylan CeaseCHWRHP-23.62AAA, MLB-31-2
34Taylor TrammellSDOF-21.91AA202030-4
35Nolan GormanSTL3B-19.26A, A+2021372
36Jasson Dominguez NYYOF-16.51N/A2024360
37Brendan RodgersCOL2BSS23.01AAA, MLB-13-24
38A.J. PukOAKLHP-24.30A+, AA, AAA201934-4
39Alec BohmPHI3B1B23.03A, A+, AA2020390
40Riley GreeneDETOF-18.87GCL, NYP, A2022444
41Sixto SanchezMIARHP-21.04A+, AA2020410
42Luis PatinoSDRHP-19.79A+, AA2021475
43Zac GallenARIRHP-24.03AAA, MLB-485
44Will SmithLADC-24.37AAA, MLB-7430
45Michael KopechCHWRHP-23.28INJ-43-2
46Heliot RamosSFOF-19.93A+, AA2021548
47Ryan MountcastleBAL1BOF22.48AAA2019558
48J.J. BledayMIAOF-21.76A+202142-6
49Jorge MateoOAKSS-24.14AAA20195910
50Hunter BishopSFOF-21.13AZL, NWL2021500
51Ian AndersonATLRHP-21.28AA, AAA2020510
52Joey BartSFC-22.66A+, AA2021520
53Isan DiazMIA2B-23.21AAA, MLB-8330
54Mitch KellerPITRHP-23.36AAA, MLB-40-14
55Xavier EdwardsSD2BSS20.01A, A+2022572
56Trevor LarnachMINOF-22.46A+, AA20206610
57Nolan JonesCLE3B-21.26A+, AA20206710
58Jazz ChisholmMIASS-21.53AA202056-2
59Alek ThomasARIOF-19.29A, A+20226910
60Brennen DavisCHCOF-19.78A202211050
61Oneil CruzPITSS-20.86GCL, A+, AA20218120
62Brusdar GraterolMINRHP-20.96GCL, AA2019620
63Jesus SanchezMIAOF-21.85AA, AAA201949-14
64Jonathan IndiaCIN3B2B22.66A+, AA2020640
65Spencer HowardPHIRHP-23.04GCL, A+, AA202014075
66Daulton VarshoARIC-23.11AA2020704
67Corbin CarrollARIOF-18.98AZL, NWL2023725
68Nico HoernerCHCSS-22.25AZL, AA202058-10
69George ValeraCLEOF-18.75NYP2023734
70Logan GilbertSEARHP-22.27A, A+, AA20208010
71Grayson RodriguezBALRHP-19.74A2022710
72Deivi GarciaNYYRHP-20.23A+, AA, AAA202060-12
73Matthew LiberatoreTBLHP-19.77A202263-10
74Josh JungTEX3B-21.50AZL, A2021784
75Luis GarciaWASSS2B19.24AA202165-10
76Shane BazTBRHP-20.15A2022760
77Kyle WrightATLRHP-23.86AAA, MLB-770
78Hunter GreeneCINRHP-20.02INJ202268-10
79Ronny MauricioNYMSS-18.18A2022856
80Trent GrishamMILOF-22.78AA, AAA, MLB-185105
81Brent HoneywellTBRHP-24.37INJ202061-20
82Jordan GroshansTORSS-19.76A2022820
83Tyler FreemanCLESS2B20.23A, A+20219815
84Seth BeerARI1BOF22.90A+, AA202010016
85Josiah GrayLADRHP-21.64A, A+, AA202016075
86Bryson StottPHISS-21.85GCL, NYP2021860
87Leody TaverasTEXOF-20.93A+, AA2020870
88Adrian MorejonSDLHP-20.46AA, MLB-880
89Jordan BalazovicMINRHP-20.90A, A+2021890
90Andres GimenezNYMSS-20.94AA202075-15
91Tarik SkubalDETLHP-22.73A+, AA2020--
92Triston CasasBOS1B3B19.58A202284-8
93Bryse WilsonATLRHP-21.64AAA, MLB-930
94Jake FraleySEAOF-24.21AA, AAA201990-4
95Justin DunnSEARHP-23.89AA2020950
96Brett BatyNYM3B-19.75GCL, APP202291-5
97Ethan HankinsCLERHP-19.22NYP, A202213740
98Estevan FlorialNYYOF-21.71A+202194-4
99Isaac ParedesDET3BSS20.48AA202011718
100Greg JonesTBSS-21.43NYP202114545
101Yusniel DiazBALOF-22.85A+, AA20201010
102Keibert RuizLADC-21.06AA, AAA20191020
103Ke'Bryan HayesPIT3B-22.54AAA201911310
104DL HallBALLHP-20.90A+20211062
105Monte HarrisonMIAOF-24.01AAA20201050
106Evan WhiteSEA1B-23.29AA202011610
107Luis GilNYYRHP-21.19A, A+20211070
108Khalil LeeKCOF-21.13AA2020103-5
109Justus SheffieldSEALHP-23.25AA, AAA, MLB-12415
110Abraham ToroHOU3B2B22.64AA, AAA2020--
111Nick LodoloCINLHP-21.52PIO, A20211110
112Brady SingerKCRHP-23.02A+, AA20201120
113Jordyn AdamsLAAOF-19.82A202212310
114Adam HaseleyPHIOF-23.33AA, AAA, MLB-1140
115Jeter DownsLADSS-21.04A+202112914
116Cole WinnTEXRHP-19.71A202296-20
117Jon DuplantierARIRHP-25.09AAA, MLB-92-25
118Alek ManoahTORRHP-21.59NWL20211180
119Bubba ThompsonTEXOF-21.18A+20211190
120Brandon MarshLAAOF-21.65AZL, AA20201200
121Travis SwaggertyPITOF-21.98A+202115130
122Bobby BradleyCLE1B-23.03AAA, MLB-104-18
123Colton WelkerCOL3B1B21.84AA202099-24
124Nick SolakTEX2BOF24.59AAA201913915
125Edward CabreraMIARHP-21.33A+, AA202015530
126Shane McClanahanTBLHP-22.29A, A+, AA2020--
127Esteury RuizSD2B-20.49A+2021121-6
128Jackson KowarKCRHP-22.86A+, AA20201280
129Hans CrouseTEXRHP-20.91A2021109-20
130Kameron MisnerMIAOF-21.59GCL, A20211300
131Keoni CavacoMINSS3B18.19GCL2023126-5
132Brent RookerMINOF-24.78AAA20191320
133Sherten ApostelTEX3B-20.42A, A+202217340
134George KirbySEARHP-21.51NWL202114410
135Zack CollinsCHWC-24.52AAA, MLB-115-20
136Michael BuschLAD2B-21.52AZL, A20211360
137Jarren DuranBOSOF-22.94A+, AA2020133-4
138Mark VientosNYM3B-19.67A202216830
139Triston McKenzieCLERHP-22.03INJ202079-60
140Jhoan DuranMINRHP-21.59A+, AA202016525
141Jackson RutledgeWASRHP-20.36GCL, NYP, A20221410
142Shed LongSEA2B3B23.97AAA, MLB-1420
143Eric PardinhoTORRHP-18.60GCL, A20221430
144Geraldo PerdomoARISS2B19.81A, A+2022--
145Aaron BrachoCLE2B-18.30AZL2023--
146Robert PuasonOAKSS-16.92N/A20241460
147Daniel LynchKCLHP-22.74AZL, APP, A+20201470
148Adonis MedinaPHIRHP-22.65AA2020108-40
149Alexander CanarioSFOF-19.26AZL, NWL202219950
150Michael TogliaCOL1BOF20.99NWL20211500
151Daz CameronDETOF-22.58AAA2019131-20
152Sean MurphyOAKC-24.84AAA201917220
153Daniel EspinoCLERHP18.60AZL20231530
154Ryan WeathersSDLHP-19.77A20221595
155Aristides AquinoCINOF-25.31AAA, MLB---
156Quinn PriesterPITRHP18.91GCL20231560
157Michel BaezSDRHP-23.56AA, MLB-127-30
158Elehuris MonteroSTL3B-20.99AA2021138-20
159Noelvi MarteSEASS-17.82DSL2024149-10
160Travis DemeritteDETOF-24.87AAA, MLB---
161Erick PenaKCOF-16.48N/A20241610
162Kody HoeseLAD3B-22.08AZL, A20211620
163Bryan MataBOSRHP-20.28A+, AA2021--
164Joshua RojasARI2BOF25.12AA, AAA2019--
165Logan AllenCLELHP-22.22AAA, MLB-125-40
166Simeon Woods RichardsonTORRHP-18.88A, A+202217610
167Austin HaysBALOF-24.10A+, AA, AAA-1670
168Miguel VargasLAD3B1B19.65A, A+2022148-20
169Gilberto JimenezBOSOF-19.09NYP2023--
170Orelvis MartinezTORSS-17.56GCL2023170
171Brailyn MarquezCHCLHP-20.53A, A+2021--
172Liover PegueroARISS-18.62PIO, NWL2023--
173Franklin PerezDETRHP-21.68INJ2020163-25
174Zack ThompsonSTLLHP-21.79GCL, A+20211740
175Corbin MartinARIRHP-23.62AAA, MLB-1750
176Miguel HiraldoTOR2BSS18.94APP2023--
177Bobby DalbecBOS3B-24.12AA, AAA20201770
178Julio Pablo MartinezTEXOF-23.39A, A+2020158-20
179Anthony KayTORLHP-24.39AA, AAA2019169-10
180Luis CampusanoSDC1B20.87A+202119010
181Tucupita MarcanoSDSS3B19.91A20221810
182Tyler CallihanCIN3B2B19.14APP20231820
183Matthew AllanNYMRHP-18.32GCL20231830
184Will BensonCLEOF-21.16A, A+2021164-20
185Antonio CabelloNYYOF-18.78APP2023135-50
186Daniel JohnsonCLEOF-24.09AA, AAA20191860
187Malcom NunezSTL3B1B18.43APP, A202319710
188Luis FriasARIRHP-21.22NWL, A2022--
189Pedro MartinezCHCSS2B18.54AZL, NWL2023--
190Lewin DiazMIA1B-22.73A+, AA2020--
191Brennan MaloneARIRHP-18.93AZL20231910
192Aaron CivaleCLERHP-24.17AA, AAA, MLB---
193Ronaldo HernandezTBC-21.75A+2021178-15
194Ty FranceSD3B1B25.08AAA, MLB---
195Gunnar HendersonBALSS-18.12GCL2023--
196Brice TurangMILSS2B19.73A, A+20221960
197Luis ToribioSF3B-18.87AZL2023--
198Freudis NovaHOUSS2B19.58A20221980
199Luis MatosSFOF-17.54DSL2024--
200Sam HuffTEXC1B21.58A, A+2021--

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 (July ranking).

  • Yordan Alvarez, OF, Houston Astros (3)
  • Keston Hiura, 2B, Milwaukee Brewers (4)
  • Cavan Biggio, 2B, Toronto Blue Jays (46)
  • Josh Naylor, OF, San Diego Padres (97)
  • Jordan Yamamoto, RHP, Miami Marlins (122)
  • Zach Plesac, RHP, Cleveland Indians (134)
  • Luis Arraez, 2B, Minnesota Twins (154)

Projected September Graduates

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

  • Bo Bichette, SS, Toronto Blue Jays
  • Nate Lowe, 1B, Tampa Bay Rays
  • Luis Urias, 2B, San Diego Padres
  • Brendan McKay, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays
  • Dylan Cease, RHP, Chicago White Sox
  • Zac Gallen, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Will Smith, C, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Adam Haseley, OF, Philadelphia Phillies

Rising Prospects

The following prospects made the biggest moves in the rankings between July and August.

  • Tarik Skubal, LHP, Detroit Tigers (unranked to 91)
  • Abraham Toro, 3B, Houston Astros (unranked to 110)
  • Shane McClanahan, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays (unranked to 126)
  • Geraldo Perdomo, SS, Arizona Diamondbacks (unranked to 144)
  • Trent Grisham, OF, Milwaukee Brewers (185 to 80)
  • Spencer Howard, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies (140 to 65)
  • Josiah Gray, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers (160 to 85)
  • Brennen Davis, OF, Chicago Cubs (110 to 60)
  • Alexander Canario, OF, San Francisco Giants (199 to 149)
  • Greg Jones, SS, Tampa Bay Rays (145 to 100)

Falling Prospects

The following prospects made the biggest drops in the rankings between July and August.

  • Victor Victor Mesa, OF, Miami Marlins (152 to unranked)
  • Andrew Knizner, C, St. Louis Cardinals (157 to unranked)
  • Triston McKenzie, RHP, Cleveland Indians (79 to 139)
  • Antonio Cabello, OF, New York Yankees (135 to 185)
  • Adonis Medina, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies (108 to 148)
  • Logan Allen, LHP, Cleveland Indians (125 to 165)

Honorable Mentions

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

  • Catcher: Andrew Knizner, St. Louis Cardinals; Francisco Alvarez, New York Mets; Alejandro Kirk, Toronto Blue Jays; Gabriel Moreno, Toronto Blue Jays; Ivan Herrera, St. Louis Cardinals
  • First Base: Kevin Cron, Arizona Diamondbacks; Grant Lavigne, Colorado Rockies; Mason Martin, Pittsburgh Pirates; Roberto Ramos, Colorado Rockies; Heriberto Hernandez, Texas Rangers
  • Second Base: Jeremiah Jackson, Los Angeles Angels; Jahmai Jones, Los Angeles Angels; Ezequiel Duran, New York Yankees; Maikol Escotto, New York Yankees; Travis Blankenhorn, Minnesota Twins
  • Third Base: Matt Thaiss, Los Angeles Angels; Sheldon Neuse, Oakland Athletics; Hudson Potts, San Diego Padres; Edwin Rios, Los Angeles Dodgers; Aaron Schunk, Colorado Rockies
  • Shortstop: Will Wilson, Los Angeles Angels; Brayan Rocchio, Cleveland Indians; Brady McConnell, Kansas City Royals; Kevin Smith, Toronto Blue Jays; Wander Javier, Minnesota Twins
  • Outfield: Misael Urbina, Minnesota Twins; Austin Beck, Oakland Athletics; Lazaro Armenteros, Oakland Athletics; Victor Victor Mesa, Miami Marlins; Connor Scott, Miami Marlins; DJ Peters, Los Angeles Dodgers; Edward Olivares, San Diego Padres; D’Shawn Knowles; Los Angeles Angels; Griffin Conine, Toronto Blue Jays; Randy Arozarena, St. Louis Cardinals; Corey Ray, Milwaukee Brewers; Bayron Lora, Texas Rangers; Luis Rodriguez, Los Angeles Dodgers; Ismael Mena, San Diego Padres; Luis Medina, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Pitcher: Braxton Garrett, Miami Marlins; Kyle Muller, Atlanta Braves; Jonathan Loaisiga, New York Yankees; Trevor Rogers, Miami Marlins; Kris Bubic, Kansas City Royals; Joey Cantillo, San Diego Padres; Matt Tabor, Arizona Diamondbacks; Clarke Schmidt, New York Yankees; Adbert Alzolay, Chicago Cubs; Tyler Ivey, Houston Astros; Joe Palumbo, Texas Rangers; Adam Kloffenstein, Toronto Blue Jays; Joe Ryan, Tampa Bay Rays; Levi Kelly, Arizona Diamondbacks; Roansy Contreras, New York Yankees; Jonathan Stiever, Chicago White Sox; Tucker Davidson, Atlanta Braves; Dean Kremer, Baltimore Orioles; Ethan Small, Milwaukee Brewers; Antoine Kelly, Milwaukee Brewers

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

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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.

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