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Top 200 Prospects: Big Fish

Jason Collette

Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Towers of Power Baseball Hour Podcast on iTunes. He was selected as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2013.

This is where my own personal top-100 lists sits now based on the same caveats I listed during the season:

1. Fantasy potential can be greater than actual MLB potential thus some guys will be higher or lower here than they are elsewhere

2. Full season league performance gets preference over smaller sample sizes

3. I don't rank international signees until they play on US soil

Additionally, it gets tough to rank the recent draftees since most have not even played yet so everything relies on the scouting reports that are made available online or by networking with others to get their opinion on them. The trip to the AFL earlier this month allowed me to both do some of my own scouting and network with some that do that for a living. While there, I was also able to interview four of the five guys on this list (Trout, Gose, Dominguez, Franklin) to talk to them about their development and their game and get a glimpse into their attitude toward the game.

This list will be updated in February as more information comes in over the offseason, trades happen, and career paths become clearer or more muddied.

  Player ORG POS
1 Bryce Harper WAS OF
2 Mike Trout LAA OF
3 Matt Moore TB LHP
4 Manny Machado BAL SS
5 Julio Teheran ATL RHP
6 Jesus Montero NYY C
7 Dylan Bundy BAL RHP
8 Shelby Miller STL RHP
9 Devin Mesoraco CIN C
10 Jake Odorizzi KC RHP
11 Brett Jackson CHC OF
12 Jurickson Profar TEX SS
13 Jameson Taillon PIT RHP
14 Anthony Rendon WAS 3B
15 Jacob Turner DET RHP
16 Danny Hultzen SEA LHP
17 Manny Banuelos NYY LHP
18 James Paxton SEA LHP
19 Wil Myers KC OF
20 Gerritt Cole PIT RHP
21 Martin Perez TEX LHP
22 Tim Wheeler COL OF
23 Zach Wheeler NYM RHP
24 Randall Delgado ATL RHP
25 Anthony Gose TOR OF
26 Trevor Bauer ARI RHP
27 Delin Betances NYY RHP
28 Arodys Vizcaino ATL RHP
29 Casey Kelly SD RHP
30 Jarred Cosart HOU RHP
31 James Darnell SDP 3B
32 Robbie Erlin SDP LHP
33 Zach Lee LAD RHP
34 Deck McGuire TOR RHP
35 Trevor May PHI RHP
36 Jedd Gyorko SD 3B
37 Matt Harvey NYM RHP
38 Tyler Skaggs ARI LHP
39 Carlos Martinez STL RHP
40 Nick Franklin SEA SS
41 Taijuan Walker SEA P
42 Hak-Ju Lee TB SS
43 Drew Pomeranz COL LHP
44 Neil Ramirez TEX RHP
45 Jarrod Parker ARI RHP
46 Gary Brown SF OF
47 Nick Castellanos DET 3B
48 Brad Peacock WAS RHP
49 Miguel Sano MIN 3B
50 Billy Hamilton CIN 2B
51 Travis D'Arnaud TOR C
52 Wilin Rosario COL C
53 Yasmani Grandal CIN C
54 Jed Bradley MIL LHP
55 Joe Wieland SDP RHP
56 Wily Peralta MIL RHP
57 Reymond Fuentes SD OF
58 Brandon Guyer TB OF
59 Mike Montgomery KC RHP
60 Anthony Ranaudo BOS RHP
61 Zack Cox STL 3B
62 Matt Adams STL 1B
63 Jaff Decker SD OF
64 Oswaldo Arcia MIN OF
65 Joe Benson MIN OF
66 Nolan Arenado COL 3B
67 Christian Yelich FLA OF
68 Tyler Thornburg MIL RHP
69 Jonathan Schoop BAL SS
70 Sammy Solis WAS LHP
71 Alex Colome TB RHP
72 A.J. Cole WAS RHP
73 Yonder Alonso CIN 1B
74 Michael Choice OAK OF
75 Dayan Viciedo CHA OF
76 Leonys Martin TEX OF
77 Bubba Starling KC OF
78 Ryan Lavarnway BOS C
79 Jonathan Singleton HOU 1B
80 Jean Segura LAA SS
81 Mikie Mahtook TB OH
82 Derek Norris WAS C
83 Jonathan Villar HOU SS
84 Archie Bradley ARZ RHP
85 Alex White COL RHP
86 Chris Archer TB RHP
87 Edwar Cabrera COL LHP
88 Tyler Pastornicky ATL SS
89 Matt Szczur CHC OF
90 Starling Marte PIT OF
91 Jake Marisnick TOR OF
92 Nathan Eovaldi LAD RHP
93 Mike Olt TEX 3B
94 Eric Surkamp SF LHP
95 Matt Dominguez FLA 3B
96 Vince Catricala SEA 3B
97 Corey Dickerson COL OF
98 George Springer HOU OF
99 Bryce Brentz BOS OF
100 Alex Torres TB LHP
101 Will Middlebrooks BOS 3B
102 Grant Green OAK OF
103 Eddie Rosario MIN OF