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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1Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
2Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
3Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
4Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
5Chris Carson (SEA)RB
6James Conner (PIT)RB
7Aaron Jones (GB)RB
8Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
9Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
10Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
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11Josh Jacobs (OAK)RB
12DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
13Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
14Julio Jones (ATL)WR
15Michael Thomas (NO)WR
16Marlon Mack (IND)RB
17Cooper Kupp (LAR)WR
18Tyler Lockett (SEA)WR
19Sony Michel (NE)RB
20Chris Godwin (TB)WR
21Latavius Murray (NO)RB
22Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
23Phillip Lindsay (DEN)RB
24T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
25Tevin Coleman (SF)RB
26Kenny Golladay (DET)WR
27Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
28Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
29Mike Evans (TB)WR
30Royce Freeman (DEN)RB
1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
3Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
4J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
5Trevor Story (COL)SS
6Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
7Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
10Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
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11Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
12Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
13Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
16Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Juan Soto (WSH)LF
19Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
20Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
21Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
22Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
23Starling Marte (PIT)CF
24Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
25Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
26Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
27Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
28Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
29George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
30Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
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
10Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
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11Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
26Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
27Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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