Prospects

There are numerous resources available for Top-100 prospects. Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America, Fangraphs, and MLB Pipeline, to name just four, but the Deep League Roto prospects list is a little different.

Deep League Roto Tip: Don’t draft pitching prospects

The old adage of TINSTAAPP (there is no such thing as a pitching prospect) has been widely dismissed but is possibly more relevant today than ever before.

The Top 25 MLB prospects in 2018 contained Sixto Sanchez, Brendan McKay, Triston McKenzie, Hunter Greene, MacKenzie Gore, Alex Reyes, Mitch Keller, Walker Buehler, Brent Honeywell, and Forrest Whitley.

By comparison, the hitters included Ronald Acuña Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., Kyle Tucker, Eloy Jimenez, Bo Bichette… the list goes on.

Deep League Roto Prospects Lists

There are many prospects lists available on various websites, but the Deep League Roto list is only for players with zero MLB experience. The clarity is appealing; none of this “45 total days on an active MLB roster prior to 1 Sept” nonsense.

RankPlayerPosTeamETAAge
1Adley RutschmanCBAL202224
2Julio RodriguezOFSEA202221
3Bobby WittSSKCR202222
4Tyler SoderstromCOAK202320
5Spencer Torkelson1BDET202222
6C.J. AbramsSSSDP202321
7Riley GreeneOFDET202221
8Noelvi MarteSSSEA202320
9Brennen DavisOFCHC202222
10Robert HassellOFSDP202320
11Triston Casas1BBOS202222
12Marcelo MayerSSBOS202419
13Anthony VolpeSSNYY202321
14Marco LucianoSSSFG202320
15Zac VeenOFCOL202320
16Nolan Gorman3BSTL202222
17Bryson StottSSPHI202224
18Corbin CarrollOFARI202321
19Nick Gonzales2B/SSPIT202323
20Josh Jung3BTEX202224
21Alek ThomasOFARI202222
22Luis MatosOFSFG202320
23Kahlil WatsonSSMIA202419
24Jose Miranda3BMIN202224
25Anthony GarciaOFNYY202421

Rankings 26-250 to follow shortly

The data comes from the consensus prospect lists published by the major evaluators and is then re-evaluated for fantasy baseball purposes based on proximity to the majors, risk, and floor.

Here at Deep League Roto, we want to find the next Yermin Mercedes or Akil Baddoo. Players that are completely ignored by traditional prospects lists, yet who make Major League contributions.

Featured image photo by Dustin Bradford