RotoProspects Top 500 Rankings (3.30.23)
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Glossary for future grades: h-hit tool, p-power tool, s-speed tool, fb-fastball, sl-slider, cv-curveball, ch-change-up, ct-cutter, fv-future value overall.
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MLB Debut: Jordan Walker, Cardinals
Jordan Walker got a warm welcome from Cardinals fans in his first at-bat and responded with a sizzling 103-mph line-drive single up the middle off Blue Jays ace Alex Manoah in a wild game that St. Louis wound up losing 10-9 on Thursday. The 20-year-old third...
MLB Debut: Anthony Volpe, Yankees
Anthony Volpe didn't waste any time showing Yankees fans and fantasy owners what he can do, stealing a base after drawing a walk in his first MLB at-bat on Thursday in a 5-0 win over the Giants. The 21-year-old shortstop, currently No. 6 in our updated Top 500...
2023 RotoProspects Preseason All-Prospect Team
RotoProspects announces its list of the best prospects at each position as spring training begins. We have a player at each position, along with two left-handed and two right-handed starting pitchers.
Taking a look at the diamond, we start with catcher, where Francisco Alvarez takes the spot. Alvarez sits near the top of many preseason prospect lists (He’s No. 31 on our preseason Top 500 rankings). Alvarez slugged his way to an .885 OPS with 27 home runs across two levels last season.
Francisco Alvarez 2022 Statistics
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Kyle Manzardo of the Rays takes the first base spot, putting together a phenomenal season in 2022 (1.046 OPS with 22 HRs). He walked nearly as much as he struck out and clearly has a great hit tool and batting eye. The Rays are working on improving his strength to access even more power.
Miguel Vargas of the Dodgers has little experience at second base, having played just 28 games at the position throughout his four years in the minors. He had a .915 OPS with 17 HRs and 16 SBs at Triple-A last season.
Elly De La Cruz will probably be our No. 1 overall prospect in a matter of weeks, as the two in front of him will graduate soon. He put up massive counting numbers in the minors last year (28 HRs, 47 SBs across Hi-A and Double-A) and there isn’t much he can’t do on the field.
Gunnar Henderson sits atop many preseason prospect lists — we have only one guy ahead of him on ours — due to his excellent minor-league profile and how well he debuted last August. He could be the Orioles’ best hitter already, and should play third base and some shortstop this year.
Our outfield of Corbin Carroll, Jackson Chourio and James Wood all have power and speed and are must haves for your dynasty leagues. Carroll will likely graduate as our No. 1 prospect, and both Chourio and Wood have a great chance to be No. 1 at some point as well.
Finishing up with the pitchers, our top left-handers are Kyle Harrison and Ricky Tiedemann, who both finished with sub-3.00 ERAs and incredible K/9s (14.8 and 13.4 respectively). Our right-handers are no slouches either, as Andrew Painter had a 1.56 ERA and 13.5 K/9 across three levels as a 19-year-old and Grayson Rodriguez reached Triple-A with a 2.62 ERA and 13.0 K/9. Painter has paused his throwing due to a sore elbow, so we’ll have to see what happens there.
MLB Tiered Rankings and Projections: Catchers
RotoProspects is providing MLB rankings and projections broken into tiers to dominate your fantasy baseball draft. J.T. Realmuto (pictured above) and Daulton Varsho represent the top tier in our 2023 MLB catcher tiered rankings and projections, followed by Salvador...
Position Prospect Rankings Released: Shortstops In The Preseason Top 500
There may be a wave of talent coming at catcher, but there's a tsunami coming at shortstop with five of our overall top 11 and 21 of our 2023 preseason shortstop rankings. Each of trio at the top - No. 1 Elly De La Cruz, No. 2 Jordan Lawlar and No. 3 Anthony Volpe -...
Position Prospect Rankings Released: Third Basemen In The Top 500
Help is on the way at third base, which often gets called the weakest position in fantasy for the upcoming season, with 13 from our top 100 and eight more from our top 200. Our 2023 preseason third base rankings start out with a bang in the form of the Orioles' Gunnar...
Position Prospect Rankings Released: Second Basemen In The Top 500
Second base may be lacking in a true super-elite prospect, but there's six from our top 100 plenty of high-upsides to soon bring reinforcements to a position that's a bit lacking in the majors right now. With the Dodgers having Max Muncy at third base, Miguel...
Position Prospect Rankings Released: First Basemen In The Top 500
First base has long been a strange list to make for prospect rankings, as it's often filled with players who have to hit their way to the majors due to their usual defensive limitations and lack of speed. It is also where catchers and third basemen often wind up if...
Position Prospect Rankings Released: Catchers In The Top 500
Catcher is undergoing a renaissance with a wave of top-tier prospects that started last year and keeps adding talent that will keep pumping life into hitter-starved position for years to come. Last year saw the graduation from prospect-hood of Keibert Ruiz, Joey Bart,...
Countdown to Minor-League Opener
Preseason Top 500 per team
Here’s a look at how many players each MLB team has represented on the RotoProspects.com Top 500 Preseason Rankings. Click on each team to show the rankings for each individual team.
A look at the top 10 players on our most recent list. For the complete list, CLICK HERE.
|No, Name, Pos, Team, Age|
|1. Julio Rodriguez, OF, SEA, 22|
|2. Ronald Acuna, OF, ATL, 25|
|3. Fernando Tatis Jr., SS, SD, 24|
|4. Juan Soto, OF, SD, 24|
|5. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B, TOR, 24|
|6. Kyle Tucker, OF, HOU, 26|
|7. Aaron Judge, OF, NYY, 31|
|8. Trea Turner, SS, PHI, 30|
|9. Jose Ramirez, 3B, CLE, 30|
|10. Shoehei Ohtani, Util/SP, LAA, 28|