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Top 75 – 2021 FYPD & International Signee Rankings for 2022 Dynasty Supplemental Drafts

With the signing of Seiya Suzuki comes the final update to my FYPD rankings this offseason. There are not a large number of changes in volume, but some notable changes to some particular players I’ll highlight below the ranks. While nothing really changed as far as a player’s ability goes, I’ve now participated in several dynasty supplemental drafts and you never really know how you feel about a player until you’re on the clock, or you’re desperately hoping someone falls to your pick. Hopefully, this update reaches you before your own supplemental drafts start, but if not maybe they’ll help with some trade decisions you have to make. Either way, I hope you enjoy the list and are as excited as I am for the start of the baseball season!

1Seiya SuzukiCHCOFHiroshima Carp
2Henry DavisPITCLouisville (KY)
3Jordan LawlarARISSJesuit College Prep (TX)
4Marcelo MayerBOSSSEastlake HS (CA)
5Brady HouseWASSSWinder Barrow HS (GA)
6Jack LeiterTEXPVanderbilt (TN)
7Cristhian VaqueroWASSSHavana, Cuba
8Kahlil WatsonMIASSWake Forest HS (NC)
9James TriantosCHC3BJames Madison HS (VA)
10Colton CowserBALOFSam Houston (TX)
12Trey SweeneyNYYOFEastern Illinois (IL)
13Harry FordSEACNorth Cobb HS (GA)
14Roderick AriasNYYSSSan Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
15Jay AllenCINOFJohn Carroll HS (FL)
16Sal FrelickMILOFBoston College (MA)
17Will BednarSFPMississippi State (MS)
18Gavin WilliamsCLEPEast Carolina (NC)
19Jackson JobeDETPHeritage Hall School (OK)
20Benny MontgomeryCOLOFRed Land HS (PA)
21Joshua BaezSTLOFDexter School (MA)
22Colson MontgomeryCWS3BSouthridge HS (IN)
23James WoodSDOFIMG Academy (FL)
24Lonnie WhitePITOFMalvern Prep School (PA)
25Gunnar HoglundOAKPOle Miss (MS)
26Connor NorbyBAL2BEast Carolina (NC)
27Jordan WicksCHCPKansas State (KS)
28Ricardo CaberaCINSSBarcelona, Valenzuela
29Andrew PainterPHIPCalvary Christian Academy (FL)
30Ryan CusickOAKPWake Forest (NC)
31Ben KudrnaKCPBlue Valley Southwest HS (KS)
32Kyle ManzardoTB1BWashington State (WA)
33Aaron ZavalaTEXOFOregon (OR)
34Sam BachmanLAAPMiami University (OH)
35Ty MaddenDETPTexas (TX)
36Frank MozzicatoKCPEast Catholic HS (CT)
37Jose TorresCINSSNC State (NC)
38Wes KathCWS3BDesert Mountain HS (AZ)
39Chase PettyCINPMainland Regional HS (NJ)
40Tyler BlackMIL2BWright State University (OH)
41Jackson MerrillSDSSSeverna Park HS (MD)
42Ethan WilsonPHIOFUniversity of South Alabama (AL)
43Alex BinelasMIL3BLouisville (KY)
44Zack GelofOAK3BVirginia (VA)
45Bubba ChandlerPITPNorth Oconee HS (GA)
46Anthony SolometoPITPBishop Eustace Prep School (NJ)
47Joe MackMIACWilliamsville East HS (NY)
48Izaac PachecoDETSSFriendswood HS (TX)
49Max MuncyOAKSSThousand Oaks HS (CA)
50Lazaro MontesSEAOFHavana, Cuba
51Daylen LileWASOFTrinity HS (KY)
52William BergollaPHISSValencia, Valenzuela
53Michael McGreevySTLPUC Santa Barbara (CA)
54Carson WilliamsTBSSTorrey Pines HS (CA)
55Anthony GutierrezTEXOFSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic
56Cody MorissetteMIASSBoston College (MA)
57Justice ThompsonCINOFNorth Carolina (NC)
58Cooper KinneyTB2BThe Baylor Schools (TN)
59Encarnacion-Strand, ChristiaMIN3BOklahoma State (OK)
60Ryan HolgateSTLOFArizona (AZ)
61Yorday De Los SantosPITSSSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic
62Cade PovichMINPNebraska (NE)
63Ryan BlissARISSAuburn
64Tyler WhitakerHOUOFBishop Gorman HS (NV)
65TJ WhiteWASOFDorman High School
66Tommy MaceCLEPFlorida (FL)
67Christian FranklinCHCOFArkansas (AR)
68Oscar ColasCHWOFSantiago de Cuba, Cuba
69Matt MikulskiSFPFordham (NY)
70Peyton WilsonKC2BAlabama (AL)
71Braylen BishopPITOFArkansas HS (AR)
72Michael MoralesSEAPEast Pennsboro HS (PA)
73Maddux BrunsLADPUMS Wright Prep School (AL)
74Bryce MillerSEAPTexas A&M (TX)
76Luke WaddellATL2BGeorgia Tech (GA)

Cristhian Vaquero, OF, Washington Nationals

While I took a step back from my aggressive #4 ranking of Vaquero, it was not a big step back. Part of the reason was not finding enough looks of Vaquero playing in games, while video of Brady House hitting his peers’ best stuff is readily available. Another reason was Jack Leiter’s proximity and high floor, as he should see the majors in 2023 barring injury, and it’s difficult to project him as less than a #3 starter but likely more. I did keep Vaquero ahead of Kahlil Watson who also has hit tool questions, but a nice power/speed blend. I’d project both tools to be better for Vaquero while sharing a similar amount of risk, so I’m happy with his new ranking here at #7.

Colton Cowser, OF, Baltimore Orioles

Cowser was at the bottom of a tier in the last rankings at #15. Now having heard Eric Garfield (@Eric_Birdland) suggest on an episode of Fantrax Toolshed that Cowser might have gained up to 20 lbs after seeing him play this offseason, pushed Colton up to the top of the tier. Live looks are very important and often overlooked in the data-driven game today, while data can tell you what happened, live looks can suggest changes resulting in improvements that are going to happen. Cowser was by no means a flawed prospect if only to have power limitations in my mind. Having a glimmer of hope he’s gained some weight to a large frame makes him significantly more appealing to me, especially as someone who may not need as much seasoning as his FYPD peers.

Benny Montgomery, OF, Colorado Rockies

While I’m still not a fan of Benny Montgomery and the ranking reflects that, there is impressive talent despite some significant questions about his hit tool. That said the players now ranked directly behind him are in the same boat, with loud but raw tools and limited experience with advanced competition. Colson Montgomery and Lonnie White didn’t even focus solely on baseball through high school. All are enticing, but also carry an extreme risk of ever reaching the upper minors let alone becoming big-league stars.

Aaron Zavala, OF, Texas Rangers

While a 10 spot jump at this point of the rankings is not huge, it is notable. Zavala carries an excellent hit tool and displayed impressive plate discipline in his first taste of pro-ball. At this point of the draft, there are plenty of ‘projects’ but I like to take a chance on the guy with the good hit tool, and hope he figures out the power, rather than vice versa. He’s also played some 3B in the past which could open intriguing opportunities for him.

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Ken Balderston

Ken Balderston

20+ years of fantasy baseball experience & currently only playing in dynasty leagues. Christian, proud father of 3, husband to the strongest woman in the world, accountant, golfer, cook.

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