This article is part of our Farm Futures series.
Originally I wanted to make this a two-article week, with an article for the draft's hitters and another for the draft's pitchers, but I felt one big tiered article would be more useful. I know some of you participate in first-year player drafts right after the MLB draft, so hopefully this helps you with those if they take place before I am able to update the post-draft top 400.
These rankings reflect the order in which I would select these players today. I can already guarantee you that I will not keep this exact order when I add these prospects to the top 400. My opinion on these players is evolving every day, and which team drafts a given player can affect their value. I typically don't care how high a player gets drafted, but I do care a little about what each player signs for, because this confirms their value in the market.
What follows are my tiers for the top 30 fantasy prospects from the 2019 MLB Draft:
1. Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State
I've already been told by one of my favorite subscribers that he is not taking "the catcher" so who would be my next pick at No. 2 in a rookie draft (this assumes Andrew Vaughn goes first). I get it. Catching prospects aren't any fun. I recently dropped Ronaldo Hernandez in TDGX for Anthony Kay, and Hernandez was then scooped up the next week for 14 percent of someone's