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Top Amateur Prospects (2020 MLB Draft, 2021 MLB Draft)

Jan 15, 2020

It wasn’t long ago that Carlos Correa was the top pick in the MLB draft

Just two short years ago, no one in your dynasty leagues owned now superstar prospects, Jarred Kelenic, Casey Mize, or Joey Bart. Believe it or not, many of your leagues would allow for this type of pick up so think of it this way: Sure, you have to wait a few extra years, but the benefit is that you can grab future top prospects in the last rounds of your farm drafts if you just know what you are looking for. Unfortunately, many prospects lists leave this information out so it is not much more than a shot in the dark for you. Today, I’ll tell you all about 10 amateur players who have a great shot at becoming top 25 prospects within the next few years just like some of the players I named above.

Check out our early consensus rankings for 2020 fantasy baseball drafts >>

2020 Class of College Prospects

Emerson Hancock (SP, Georgia)
We haven’t seen a pitcher of this quality in the draft since perhaps 2011 when Gerrit Cole was taken first overall by the Pirates. That isn’t to say Hancock will live up to that hype but that he does offer both the same type of floor and ceiling as Cole had at that stage in his career. Hancock is a fireballer with two plus breaking balls and command over a fourth solid pitch. While injuries are, of course, always in the equation for young pitchers, Hancock is near-certain to find his way into a big-league rotation by September 2021 and has the upside to blossom into a perennial Cy Young contender.


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