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
|Rank||NAME||POS||TEAM||NOTE||CALL UP||ROSTER RIGHT NOW?|
|1||Kris Bryant||3B||CHC||May can't get here soon enough.||End of April||Should be rostered in all leagues|
|2||Rusney Castillo||OF||BOS||Oblique injury slowed his Spring. They'll make room sooner than later.||May/June||Deep mixed leagues, AL-Only|
|3||Yasmani Tomas||OF||ARI||Couldn't figure out 3B. Now trying to prep him in the OF. Bat too good to sit for long.||May/June||Deep mixed leagues, NL-Only|
|4||Carlos Rodon||SP||CHW||Much more talented than the back end of the White Sox rotation.||April/May||Should be rostered in all leagues|
|5||Addison Russell||SS||CHC||Starlin is a butcher in the field. Russell will take his job sooner than later.||June/July||NL-Only|
|6||Noah Syndergaard||SP||NYM||Once he gets the call, he'll contribute plenty of Ks.||Mid-season||NL-Only|
|7||Miguel Sano||3B||MIN||Twins anemic offense desperately needs his power. He'll get the call eventually.||Mid-season||Dynasty and deep keeper|
|8||Byron Buxton||OF||MIN||See: Twins offense, Re: anemia||Mid-season||AL-Only, Deep Mixed|
|9||Dylan Bundy||SP||BAL||Coming off Tommy John, but the pedigree is undeniable.||Mid-season||AL-Only|
|10||Jose Peraza||2B||ATL||Major steals upside. When he's called up, he'll be relevant immediately.||September||Dynasty and deep keeper|
|11||Jon Gray||SP||COL||Wouldn't trust him at Coors right away, but his stuff is good enough to use on the road.||May/June||Dynasty only|
|12||Henry Owens||SP||BOS||He's the most seasoned of the Red Sox SP prospects. Will be a savvy add when he's promoted.||September||Wait for the call up|
|13||Maikel Franco||3B||PHI||His only barrier is Cody Asche. That is not asking for much.||September||Wait for the call up|
|14||Pete O'Brien||C||ARI||Interesting power prospect at a scarce position. Gosewisch won't hold him off for long.||Mid-season||Wait for the call up|
|15||Mark Appel||SP||HOU||Progressing nicely after a rough start to last year. Lots of talent.||July/August||Dynasty and deep keeper|
|16||Aaron Nola||SP||PHI||Starting the year in Double-A, but nobody in the org standing in his way. Strike thrower.||September||Wait for the call up|
|17||Francisco Lindor||SS||CLE||He's a project, but his path to the majors seems clear. Will be better down the road.||June||Dynasty and deep keeper|
|18||D.J Peterson||3B||SEA||Likely going to have to change positions, as he's blocked by Seager. Tons of power.||September||Dynasty and deep keeper|
|19||Hunter Harvey||SP||BAL||If he continues to pile up strike outs at the rate he has been (10.88 K/9) he'll get the call.||September||Wait for the call up|
|20||Dilson Herrera||2B||NYM||Power/speed combo at a tricky position. When he overtakes Murphy he will be interesting.||July/August||Wait 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.
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