Prospect Talk


With the MLB offseason in full swing, I’m excited to share the first draft of my first-year player draft rankings! Well, not exactly the first draft, I’ve spent a significant amount of time reviewing, adjusting, reverting back, and wondering what I was thinking yesterday to get to this point. The reality is this is how I would draft the top 50 picks at this moment, and I haven’t made any significant changes after sleeping on it a few times, so I think it’s a great time to get out there to share the list with you. Hope you enjoy it!

RankPlayer Team Pos School
1Druw JonesDiamondbacksOFWesleyan HS, Norcross, Ga.
2Jackson HollidayOriolesSSStillwater (Okla.) HS
3Elijah GreenNationalsOFIMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
4Termarr JohnsonPiratesSSMays HS, Atlanta
5Jacob BerryMarlins3BLouisiana State
6Kevin ParadaMetsCGeorgia Tech
7Brooks LeeTwinsSSCal Poly
8Cam CollierReds3BChipola (Fla.) JC
9Gavin CrossRoyalsOFVirginia Tech
10Zach NetoAngelsSSCampbell
11Kumar RockerRangersRHPTri-City (Frontier)
12Jace JungTigers2BTexas Tech
13Jett WilliamsMetsSSRockwall-Heath HS, Rockwall, Texas
14Dylan LeskoPadresRHPBuford (Ga.) HS
15Chase DeLauterGuardiansOFJames Madison
16Spencer JonesYankeesOFVanderbilt
17Drew GilbertAstrosOFTennessee
18Cade HortonCubsRHPOklahoma
19Justin CrawfordPhilliesOFBishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas
20Daniel SusacAthleticsCArizona
21Brandon BarrieraBlue JaysLHPAmerican Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.
22Jackson FerrisCubsLHPIMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
23Brock PorterRangersRHPSt. Mary’s Prep, Orchard Lake, Mich.
24Owen MurphyBravesRHPRiverside-Brookfield HS, Riverside, Ill.
25Sal StewartReds3BWestminster Christian HS, Miami
26Eric BrownBrewersSSCoastal Carolina
27Connor PrielippTwinsLHPAlabama
28Xavier IsaacRays1BEast Forsyth HS, Kernersville, N.C.
29Brock JonesRaysOFStanford
30Jordan BeckRockiesOFTennessee
31Henry BolteAthleticsOFPalo Alto (Calif.) HS
32Landon SimsDiamondbacksRHPMississippi State
33Robby SnellingPadresLHPMcQueen HS, Reno, Nev.
34Justin CampbellGuardiansRHPOklahoma State
35Dalton RushingDodgersCLouisville
36Max WagnerOrioles3BClemson
37Roman AnthonyRed SoxOFStoneman Douglas HS, Parkland, Fla.
38Cole YoungMarinersSSNorth Allegheny HS, Wexford, Pa.
39Cooper HjerpeCardinalsLHPOregon State
40Cayden WallaceRoyals3BArkansas
41Jud FabianOriolesOFFlorida
42Sterlin ThompsonRockiesOFFlorida
43Dylan BeaversOriolesOFCalifornia
44Mikey RomeroRed SoxSSOrange (Calif.) Lutheran HS
45Tucker TomanBlue JaysSSHammond HS, Columbia, S.C.
46Tyler LocklearMariners3BVirginia Commonwealth
47Ivan MelendezDiamondbacks1BTexas
48Peyton GrahamTigersSSOklahoma
49JR RitchieBravesRHPBainbridge HS, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
50Jacob MisiorowskiBrewersRHPCrowder (Mo.) JC

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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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