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“Supervised Minors” Prospect Rankings: Carlos Rodon to Riches

These 2015 prospect rankings focuses 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 also 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 writes “The Rookie Roundup,” a weekly piece on rookies that are already in the majors.

RankNAMEPOSTEAMNOTECALL UPROSTER RIGHT NOW?
1Carlos RodonSPCHW13 K through the first 10 innings of his minor league season. He'll be up soon.April/MayShould be rostered in all leagues
2Addison RussellSSCHCHe's too good for AAA. Starlin is a disaster in the field. This might happen quickly.June/JulyNL Only
3Rusney CastilloOFBOSCastillo now dealing with another injury which will land him on the DL for now.May/JuneDeep mixed leagues, AL Only
4Byron BuxtonOFMINBuxton will be up eventually as the twins offense continues to be subparMid-seasonAL Only, Deep Mixed
5Noah SyndergaardSPNYMBumpy first start at AAA, but still has immense K potentialMid-seasonNL Only
6Dylan BundySPBALFirst start went smoothly. Still has elite talent ceilingMid-seasonAL Only
7Henry OwensSPBOSExcellent first start of the season. Has a terrific arsenal.SeptemberWait for the call up
8Mark AppelSPHOUAlmost perfect through two starts. Will get bump from AA to AAA soon.July/AugustDynasty and deep keeper
9Maikel Franco3BPHIOutstanding start to his minor league season with 7 RBI in the first week.SeptemberWait for the call up
10Miguel Sano3BMINVery slow start for Sano. Plate discipline still an issue (8 , 0 BB in 27 AB)Mid-seasonDynasty and deep keeper
11Pete O'BrienCARIHitting early. Little resistance to the majors. May get to the majors sooner than laterMid-seasonWait for the call up
12Jose Peraza2BATLElite speed prospect. When he's called up he will contribute steals immediately.SeptemberDynasty and deep keeper
13Blake SwihartCBOSOff to a terrific start. Has a clear path to the majors.June/JulyAL Only and 2 Catcher leagues
14Dilson Herrera2BNYMPower/speed combo at a tricky position. When he overtakes Murphy he will be interesting.July/AugustWait for the call up
15Corey SeagerSSLADElite hitting skills. Crushing the ball out of the gate (.571, 8 RBI)SeptemberWait for the call up
16Francisco LindorSSCLEOff to a really slow start. Doesn't appear anywhere near ready at the plate to contribute nowJuneDynasty and deep keeper
17Jon GraySPCOLHas been rocked in first two starts. Still a high K prospect.May/JuneDynasty only
18D.J Peterson3BSEARough start, but still undeniable power prospect.SeptemberDynasty and deep keeper
19Robert StephensonSPCINUpside of a frontline starter. Reds likely will need to give him a look this year.July/AugustWait for the call up
20Luis SeverinoSPNYYDazzling first start (5 IP, 1 H, 8 K). Still young, but Yanks back-end rotation not great.SeptemberWait for the call up

Last Week’s Players That Got the Call Up

Kris Bryant, 3B, Chicago Cubs: Unsurprisingly, Bryant is just too promising to keep on the farm. Probably already long gone in all leagues.

Yasmani Tomas, 3B/OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Perplexing the way the Diamondbacks handled this one. Tomas doesn’t appear to have a position at the moment, so he will be relegated to a bench role for now. Still, his bat is too promising not to warrant a pick up in all formats.

Last Week’s Players That Dropped Out of the Rankings

Aaron Nola, SP, Philadelphia Phillies: Got torched in first start and didn’t look like a player that was anywhere near ready.

Hunter Harvey, SP, Baltimore Orioles: Fractured fibula will sideline Harvey 4-6 weeks. Critical setback to his development this year, and will make it unlikely that he gets a call up this season.

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.

And don’t forget to follow along with these minor leaguers once they get called up in Chris Meyers’ Rookie Roundup!

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Stefan Zonia has been playing Fantasy sports since well before it was popular. A Detroit native, currently living in Philadelphia. Can be found at local watering holes riling up the natives.
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