Brendan Tuma’s Early-Season Top 100 Prospects (2021 Fantasy Baseball)
Something I’ve been noting in my weekly Prospect Report articles is that we entered 2021 with a lot of top-100 prospects already playing in the majors. This made offseason prospect rankings interesting, because there were a lot of young bats and arms that we had already gotten a big-league look at. However, that this also meant there would be a lot of turnover early on, which takes us to today.
By my count, here are 12 top-100 names from the offseason who have already graduated from prospect eligibility:
- Randy Arozarena
- Ryan Mountcastle
- Ian Anderson
- Triston McKenzie
- Casey Mize
- Tarik Skubal
- James Karinchak
- Nick Madrigal
- Dylan Carlson
- Dane Dunning
- Trevor Rogers
- Andres Gimenez
Of course, we’ve also had injuries. My below rankings are mostly considered from a fantasy baseball dynasty perspective. One example of an injury affecting the ranks has been Forrest Whitley, who after all he’s been through I’m just no longer interested in using a roster spot on.
Unfortunately, we haven’t had many reports on how players are performing at the alternate training sites. We haven’t had minor league games either. This means that the majority of movement within my rankings came from graduations, injuries, and further research conducted into as many players as possible.
As always, remember not to use these blindly. While it’s more or less how I’d value each player in dynasty league trade talks — every league is different. Competitive cycles are different. Scoring is different. So if you need further clarification on anything, never hesitate to reach out on Twitter @toomuchtuma.
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