This article is part of our Farm Futures series.
This is a spin-off of the Rookie Tiers article I do for the baseball magazine every year. With NFBC leagues up and running, I wanted to get the first version of this article out sooner than ever before. This year, I'm breaking it up into separate articles for hitters and pitchers. With this being for the website and not the magazine, I was able to include essentially every hitter (103 total) who I think has a decent enough chance of playing in the majors this season. In the bigger tiers, I found it useful to break up the players by team, so that you can see who each guy might be competing with and compare players in the same organization. Please let me know in the comments if you think I left anyone out — chances are I left them out on purpose or they are no longer prospect eligible, but I'm sure there is at least one or two guys who I accidentally omitted.
High Cost, Total Package
There is only one hitting prospect who belongs anywhere near the top 100 picks of a redraft league, and that is Witt. He has similar tools to peak Trevor Story with a much worse home ballpark. Many, myself included, believe he could break camp on the big-league roster. I have no idea where his ADP will settle, but it will surely creep up during spring training. He has the power/speed/playing time combination we crave, but the gap between Triple-A