Marc Rodriguez’s Midseason Top 100 MLB Dynasty Prospects

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Written by: Marc Rodriguez (@MRodProspects)

The details and ideology of these rankings can be found at the bottom of this list. Hope your enjoy!

Rank    Name, Position                          Age

1          Rafael Devers, 3B                        20

2          Brendan Rodgers, SS/2B            20

3          Eloy Jimenez, OF                         20

4          Victor Robles, OF                         20

5          Gleyber Torres, SS                       20

6          Nick Senzel, 3B                             21

7          Francis Martes, RHP                    21

8          Vlad Guerrero Jr., 3B/OF             18

9          Alex Reyes, RHP                            22

10        Amed Rosario, SS                          21

11        Mitch Keller, RHP                          21

12        Michael Kopech, RHP                    21

13        Kyle Tucker, OF                              20

14        Ronald Acuna, OF                          19

15        Kyle Wright, RHP                           21

16        Hunter Greene, RHP/SS                17

17        Austin Meadows, OF                      22

18        Triston McKenzie, RHP                 19

19        Yoan Moncada, 2B                         22

20        Mike Soroka, RHP                          19

21        Jack Flaherty, RHP                         21

22        Cal Quantrill, RHP                         22

23        Jason Groome, OF                          18

24        Clint Frazier, OF                             22

25        Brent Honeywell, RHP                  22

26        Walker Buehler, RHP                     22

27        Isan Diaz, 2B                                   21

28        Ian Anderson, RHP                        19

29        Fernando Tatis Jr., SS                    18

30        Franklin Barreto, SS                       21

31        Ozzie Albies, 2B                              20

32        MacKenzie Gore, LHP                    18

33        Dom Smith, 1B                                22

34        Lewis Brinson, OF                          23

35        Anderson Espinoza, RHP              19

36        Adrian Morejon, LHP                    18

37        Kevin Maitan, 3B                            17

38        Lucas Giolito, RHP                         22

39        Blake Rutherford, OF                     20

40        Willy Adames, SS                           21

41        Bo Bichette, SS/2B                         19

42        Mickey Moniak, OF                        19

43        Alex Verdugo, OF                           21

44        Corey Ray, OF                                  22

45        Leody Taveras, OF                          18

46        Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP               21

47        Yadier Alvarez, RHP                       21

48        Tyler Beede, RHP                           24

49        Sean Newcomb, LHP                      24

50        A.J. Puk, LHP                                   22

51        Jacob Faria, RHP                             23

52        Anthony Alford, OF                       22

53        Brandon Woodruff, RHP               24

54        Nick Gordon, SS                              21

55        Francisco Mejia, C                          21

56        Luiz Gohara, LHP                           20

57        Luis Ortiz, RHP                               21

58        Mitchell White, RHP                      22

59        Tyler Mahle, RHP                           22

60        Scott Kingery, 2B                            23

61        Thomas Szaupucki, LHP               21

62        Matt Manning, RHP                       19

63        Kyle Lewis, OF                                 21

64        Yordan Alvarez, OF                        19

65        Justus Sheffield, RHP                     21

66        Chance Adams, RHP                      22

67        Christin Stewart, OF                      23

68        Riley Pint, RHP                               19

69        Rhys Hoskins, 1B                            24

70        Sixto Sanchez, RHP                       18

71        Jon Duplantier, RHP                      22

72        Luis Castillo, RHP                          24

73        Trevor Rogers, LHP                        19

74        Max Fried, LHP                               23

75        Forrest Whitley, RHP                     19

76        Michael Chavis, 3B                         21

77        Reynaldo Lopez, RHP                    23

78        Kevin Newman, SS                         23

79        Josh Hader, LHP                              23

80        Luis Robert, OF                               19

81        Anthony Banda, LHP                     23

82        Alec Hansen, RHP                          22

83        Luke Weaver, RHP                          23

84        Derek Fisher, OF                             23

85        Kumar Rocker, RHP                       17

86        Carson Kelly, C                                22

87        Yohander Mendez, LHP                22

88        Franklin Perez, RHP                       19

89        Juan Soto, OF                                  18

90        Grant Holmes, RHP                        21

91        Domingo Acevedo, RHP                23

92        Andrew Moore, RHP                      23

93        Chance Sisco, C                               22

94        Brady Singer, RHP                         20

95        Seth Beer, 1B                                   20

96        Mark Appel, RHP                            25

97        Dylan Cease, RHP                           21

98        Taylor Trammell, OF                     19

99        JP Crawford, SS                               22

100      Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B                        20

Authors’ Note: LHP Kolby Allard was accidentally omitted from this list. He is supposed to be listed 46th, which places him after Leody Taveras and before Brendan McKay.

Explanation & Methodology: As you may have noticed, my philosophy is to favor younger, higher-ceiling prospects. There are certainly other factors to weigh, such as proximity to majors, injury history, positional scarcity, etc. I personally tend to mostly disregard catching prospects and outfield prospects that don’t project as star-caliber. Rarely do catchers amount to much in fantasy and I would rather take my chances on the waiver wire rather than invest long term. Outfielders grow on trees, so if someone isn’t a lineup-carrying producer, I’d rather look for infielders with pop or stash as many arms as possible. Moreover, you will see many middle infielders and center fielders ranked much higher on lists that don’t pertain to fantasy. A player who plays up the middle has tremendous real-life value, but if defense is a carrying tool, that may not translate to fantasy potency. My hitter rankings should remain as consistent as possible if player performance is on par. But when it comes to pitchers, expect volatility.  Such is the nature of the position.

Devers is my #1 right now because not only does he have the ceiling I look for, but he is also knocking on Boston’s door at just 20 years old. Third base is a top-heavy position in fantasy right now and to me, Devers is someone who has a chance to crack that top tier in his prime. This same line of reasoning is true for Francis Martes being the highest pitcher on my list. He is already holding his own in Houston as a 21-year old starting pitcher. He also possesses front-end stuff and will be an impact arm when/if he can harness his command.

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