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Top 200 Fantasy Baseball Prospects

The best MLB prospects from a fantasy baseball perspective – ranked by James Anderson.

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Top Prospects – American League
Last updated on 9/21/2016.
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Batting   At Current Level Pitching   At Current Level
RankTop 200 Prospect Name Team Pos Age ETA Level AB R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS IP ERA WHIP K BB K/9 BB/9 K/BB
1 1 Yoan Moncada BOS 2B 21 2017 MLB 19 3 0 1 0 .211 .250 .263 .513                
2 2 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF 22 2016 MLB 85 14 2 14 1 .318 .366 .529 .895                
3 4 Joey Gallo TEX OF 22 2015 MLB 17 2 1 1 1 .059 .200 .235 .435                
4 8 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 19 2018 A+ 503 64 11 71 18 .282 .335 .459 .794                
5 10 Franklin Barreto OAK SS 20 2017 AAA 17 2 1 3 0 .353 .389 .706 1.095                

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The five players you see in the table above are just a small sample of our complete 2016 fantasy baseball prospect rankings.

Here at RotoWire, we update our prospect list throughout the year as news breaks and we also provide regular articles highlighting the latest developments in the prospect world.

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Our 2016 Prospect Rankings Guidelines

1. Players who have exceeded rookie qualifications (130 AB, 50 IP) are not included.

2. Our list includes some players that are currently in the major leagues, but with short tenures. Many of those players will probably be purged from the list as soon as we become more confident that they're not in danger of being sent back down to the minors.

3. This list tilts more toward fantasy potential than MLB potential.

4. It takes positional history into account.

5. It gives those who have played in full-season leagues preference over players with only short-season league history and discount recent draftees that have not yet played in the minors.

6. Unsigned import players are not ranked here.

7. College players are not considered prospects until they are signed with their major league organization and start producing in the minors.

8. Relievers are unlikely to appear as top prospects because nearly all of them need to fail as starting prospects first.