It is finally time for the midseason prospect ranking update. A lot of names have taken a significant jump either up or down since the preseason. Some guys might be in roughly the same area, but with graduates from the list, it equates to a drop.
In this midseason class I see a significant drop in talent after about the top 25. Those top players I would consider close to untouchable; the rest are just trade chips basically due to the risk, uncertainty, and lack of upside.
There will be plenty of people that disagree and say how can you have player X here and player Y there. If you have been reading about or playing with prospects long enough, you should know all the factors that go into a prospects value. Every player has his own ceiling, floor, and proximity. Some will get higher weights to a particular ceiling even if the floor is never making the majors, while some might be definite major league players, but with the upside of a back-end starter in a major league rotation with the floor as a reliever.
With all of that said: here is the midseason list. Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below.
I don’t think I need to put this out there, but disclaimer: I am not a professional scout. I watch scouting videos, read scouting reports from professional scouts, and obviously look at numbers. Some players I have been exposed to a lot more than others, and that could create a subconscious bias as they show up higher than guys I might not have seen as much of.
Ok for real this time, here is the list. Preseason ranks are mine and not the overall ranking between Paul and I.
|9||79||Vlad Guerrero Jr.||3B/OF||TOR|
|36||N/R||Fernando Tatis Jr.||SS||SD|
In total, 36 players have been added/taken off my preseason rankings. A few were promoted, some dropped for production reasons, and others lost their spot simply due to the fact there were just better players available.
This is why you should never consider any prospect untouchable in dynasty leagues, nor should you turn your nose up at someone that failed to make a top 50 or 100 list. That fringe prospect in the preseason could launch himself into the top-50 with a strong first half, while that can’t miss guy could find himself clinging to one of the final top-100 spots.
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