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Top MLB Prospects (Midseason Top 200 Worldwide)
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by Bobby Sylvester | @bobbyfantasypro | Featured Writer
Jul 8, 2019

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Now that most of the players selected in the MLB draft have signed along with this year’s international class, it’s time to dive into the updated prospect rankings. As usual, players who have lost their rookie eligibility are graduated off of the list, but don’t worry, I’ll tell you where they would rank were they still eligible. Likewise, I’ll tell you about some of the biggest risers and a handful of the international and amateur names that you won’t see on any other list.

Perhaps this is the first time you’ve seen this list. If that is, in fact, the case, let me fill you in on what makes it different from other lists:

  • This is based strictly on projected future fantasy output
  • MLB ballparks come into play as a result, as does a player’s path to playing time
  • Fielding has no impact on my rankings other than how it influences a player’s likelihood to win a job in the future
  • College, high school and even international players who have not made the leap to America are on this list

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Graduates

There have been some terrific rookies this season, but among those who have graduated from prospect lists, only five would make my top 10 if they still qualified. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Eloy Jimenez would be #1 and #2 ahead of Jo Adell with Fernando Tatis Jr. coming in #4. Pete Alonso would be right behind Tatis with Chris Paddack slotting in 10th right behind Luis Robert.

 

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1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
3Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
4Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
5Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
6Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
7Gerrit Cole (NYY)SP
8Trevor Story (COL)SS
9Trea Turner (WSH)SS
10Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
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11Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
12Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
13Juan Soto (WSH)LF
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
16Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
17J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
18Anthony Rendon (LAA)3B
19Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
20Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
21Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD)SS
22Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
23Rafael Devers (BOS)3B
24Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
25Shane Bieber (CLE)SP
26Mike Clevinger (CLE)SP
27Jack Flaherty (STL)SP
28Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
29Pete Alonso (NYM)1B,DH
30Stephen Strasburg (WSH)SP
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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