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2015 Fantasy Baseball Prospect Rankings: Supervised Minors

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These 2015 prospect rankings will be focused on young players, obviously, and each one I mention should be owned in Fantasy Baseball dynasty leagues.

Each week, we’ll update the list with new names and minor-league breakouts in this article.

We’ll also let you know when it’s time to pull the trigger on players in non-dynasty leagues.

The prospect rankings will tip you off on players you should stash who are on the verge of making the jump to the majors.

We’re also taking the torch from Chris Meyers’ preseason Top 109 MLB Prospects. Chris will be writing a weekly piece on rookies that are essentially already in the majors.

 

2015 Fantasy Baseball Prospect Rankings

 

RankNAMEPOSTEAMNOTECALL UPROSTER RIGHT NOW?
1Kris Bryant3BCHCMay can't get here soon enough.End of AprilShould be rostered in all leagues
2Rusney CastilloOFBOSOblique injury slowed his Spring. They'll make room sooner than later.May/JuneDeep mixed leagues, AL-Only
3Yasmani TomasOFARICouldn't figure out 3B. Now trying to prep him in the OF. Bat too good to sit for long.May/JuneDeep mixed leagues, NL-Only
4Carlos RodonSPCHWMuch more talented than the back end of the White Sox rotation.April/MayShould be rostered in all leagues
5Addison RussellSSCHCStarlin is a butcher in the field. Russell will take his job sooner than later.June/JulyNL-Only
6Noah SyndergaardSPNYMOnce he gets the call, he'll contribute plenty of Ks.Mid-seasonNL-Only
7Miguel Sano3BMINTwins anemic offense desperately needs his power. He'll get the call eventually.Mid-seasonDynasty and deep keeper
8Byron BuxtonOFMINSee: Twins offense, Re: anemiaMid-seasonAL-Only, Deep Mixed
9Dylan BundySPBALComing off Tommy John, but the pedigree is undeniable. Mid-seasonAL-Only
10Jose Peraza2BATLMajor steals upside. When he's called up, he'll be relevant immediately.SeptemberDynasty and deep keeper
11Jon GraySPCOLWouldn't trust him at Coors right away, but his stuff is good enough to use on the road.May/JuneDynasty only
12Henry OwensSPBOSHe's the most seasoned of the Red Sox SP prospects. Will be a savvy add when he's promoted.SeptemberWait for the call up
13Maikel Franco3BPHIHis only barrier is Cody Asche. That is not asking for much.SeptemberWait for the call up
14Pete O'BrienCARIInteresting power prospect at a scarce position. Gosewisch won't hold him off for long.Mid-seasonWait for the call up
15Mark AppelSPHOUProgressing nicely after a rough start to last year. Lots of talent.July/AugustDynasty and deep keeper
16Aaron NolaSPPHIStarting the year in Double-A, but nobody in the org standing in his way. Strike thrower.SeptemberWait for the call up
17Francisco LindorSSCLEHe's a project, but his path to the majors seems clear. Will be better down the road.JuneDynasty and deep keeper
18D.J Peterson3BSEALikely going to have to change positions, as he's blocked by Seager. Tons of power.SeptemberDynasty and deep keeper
19Hunter HarveySPBALIf he continues to pile up strike outs at the rate he has been (10.88 K/9) he'll get the call.SeptemberWait for the call up
20Dilson Herrera2BNYMPower/speed combo at a tricky position. When he overtakes Murphy he will be interesting.July/AugustWait for the call up

 

Last Week’s Players That Made the Jump to the Majors

 

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Jake Lamb, 3B, Arizona Diamondbacks: Already racking RBI with the big club. He should be universally owned.

Archie Bradley, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks: The D’backs made a last minute trade to free up a rotation spot for Bradley. When he’s on, his stuff is elite. He’s worth a grab in all formats.

Daniel Norris, SP/RP, Toronto Blue Jays: Norris is a lefty with some heat. The environment is not all that friendly, but he’s worth a waiver pickup in AL-Only for now.

Aaron Sanchez, SP/RP, Toronto Blue Jays: I still think he winds up being a closer at some point. AL-only for now.

Jung-Ho Kang, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates: He is a really tough player to project, but he raked in Korea. He will not play regularly, so he should not be owned for now, except in NL-only play.

Here’s a list of the best players not likely to get the call until next year — but they should still be rostered in all dynasty leagues:

  • Carlos Correa, SS, Houston Astros
  • Corey Seager, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Joey Gallo, 3B, Texas Rangers
  • Lucas Giolito, SP, Washington Nationals
  • Julio Urias, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Kyle Schwarber, OF, Chicago Cubs

Check in every Saturday for all the minor-league information and prospect rankings that you need for your Fantasy team.

Noah Syndergaard Photo Credit: Tom Hagerty

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