This article is part of our Farm Futures series.
I completed the full update to the top 400 dynasty rankings Friday night. These take so much time and effort to get to a point where I feel comfortable publishing them that I was unable to finish the full update to the top 400 prospect rankings this week, as initially planned. However, I will provide a sneak peak at the updated top 100 prospects at the bottom of this article.
First, I want to note some things regarding how these dynasty rankings are intended to be used.
- These are for 5x5 rotisserie leagues where OBP is used instead of AVG.
- These are roughly intended for 15-team leagues where every team starts two catchers. (One example of these first two factors coming into play is Adley Rutschman being the sixth ranked prospect, while he is the 10th ranked prospect on the prospect rankings, which are for AVG leagues where roughly 20 catchers are started).
- I love the guys who steal bases and provide positive value in other categories, but the Adalberto Mondesi types aren't anchors to me in dynasty leagues, because you don't need to win that category or even finish top third to win your league. In fact, if my roster build has been executed perfectly, stolen bases will be my worst offensive category.
- Like any good set of projections, these rankings are intended to be used as a starting point or a tool, NOT as a decisive factor in trades or startup drafts. Part of what makes these rankings