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Top 200 Prospects: October Rankings

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.

Jesse Siegel

Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

The following listing is our ranking of our Top Prospects. It 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.

Players who have exceeded rookie qualifications at the time of publication (130 at-bats, 50 innings) are not included.

1. We tilt more toward fantasy potential than MLB potential (and, yes, there is a difference)
2. We take positional history into play (please refer to last month's column for explanation)
3. We give 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.
4. We do not rank import players.
5. We do not consider college players prospects until they are signed with their major league organization and start producing in the minors.
6. We do not consider relievers top 100 prospects because nearly all of them need to fail as starting prospects first.
7. We do not rank anyone that has already hit the majors this year as I am assuming that someone in your league has grabbed them on the waiver wire.

ORG POS Siegel Rank Collette POS ORG
BAL P Dylan Bundy 1 Billy Hamilton OF CIN
TEX SS Jurickson Profar 2 Jurickson Profar SS TEX
KC OF Wil Myers 3 Dylan Bundy P BAL
STL OF Oscar Taveras 4 Oscar Taveras OF STL
CIN OF Billy Hamilton 5 Wil Myers OF KC
MIN 3B Miguel Sano 6 Miguel Sano 3B MIN
PIT P Gerrit Cole 7 Trevor Bauer P ARI
ARI P Trevor Bauer 8 Gerrit Cole P PIT
SEA P Taijuan Walker 9 Taijuan Walker P SEA
SEA P Danny Hultzen 10 Jameson Taillon P PIT
STL P Shelby Miller 11 Danny Hultzen P SEA
PIT P Jameson Taillon 12 Nolan Arenado 3B COL
ARI P Tyler Skaggs 13 Archie Bradley P ARI
TOR C Travis d'Arnaud 14 Nick Castellanos OF DET
COL OF Nolan Arenado 15 Francisco Lindor SS CLE
ARI P Archie Bradley 16 Jose Fernandez P FLA
DET SS Nick Castellanos 17 Shelby Miller P STL
SEA C Mike Zunino 18 Travis d'Arnaud C TOR
FLA P Jose Fernandez 19 Zack Wheeler P NYM
CLE SS Francisco Lindor 20 Tyler Skaggs P ARI
NYM P Zack Wheeler 21 Jake Odorizzi P KC
FLA OF Christian Yelich 22 Christian Yelich OF FLA
KC P Jake Odorizzi 23 Mike Olt 3B TEX
WAS 3B Anthony Rendon 24 Nick Franklin SS SEA
TEX 3B Mike Olt 25 Carlos Martinez P STL
SD 3B Jedd Gyorko 26 Anthony Rendon 3B WAS
BOS SS Xander Bogaerts 27 Julio Teheran P ATL
SEA SS Nick Franklin 28 James Paxton P SEA
SEA P James Paxton 29 Jonathan Singleton 1B HOU
HOU 1B Jonathan Singleton 30 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS
LAD P Zach Lee 31 Jedd Gyorko 3B SD
STL P Carlos Martinez 32 Kolten Wong 2B STL
MIN OF Byron Buxton 33 Jake Marisnick OF TOR
HOU SS Carlos Correa 34 Jesse Biddle P PHI
BOS OF Jackie Bradley 35 Mike Zunino C SEA
TOR P Noah Syndergaard 36 Zach Lee P LAD
NYY OF Mason Williams 37 Mason Williams OF NYY
STL 2B Kolten Wong 38 Oswaldo Arcia OF MIN
TOR OF Jake Marisnick 39 Gary Sanchez C NYY
NYY C Gary Sanchez 40 Chris Archer P TB
BOS OF Bryce Brentz 41 Brett Jackson OF CHC
BOS P Matt Barnes 42 Bubba Starling OF KC
SD OF Rymer Liriano 43 Bryce Brentz OF BOS
BAL P Kevin Gausman 44 Matt Barnes P BOS
CHC OF Brett Jackson 45 Jackie Bradley OF BOS
PHI P Jesse Biddle 46 Eddie Rosario 2B MIN
SEA SS Brad Miller 47 Jorge Soler OF CHC
MIN OF Oswaldo Arcia 48 Wily Peralta P MIL
COL SS Trevor Story 49 Javier Baez SS CHC
SD P Robbie Erlin 50 Trevor Story SS COL
CHC OF Jorge Soler 51 Leonys Martin OF TEX
MIN 2B Eddie Rosario 52 Gary Brown OF SF
NYY P Manny Banuelos 53 Cody Buckel P TEX
TEX P Cody Buckel 54 Noah Syndergaard P TOR
KC P Yordano Ventura 55 Kevin Gausman P BAL
TEX P Martin Perez 56 Tyler Thornburg P MIL
HOU OF George Springer 57 Robbie Erlin P SD
ATL P Julio Teheran 58 Brad Peacock P OAK
PHI P Trevor May 59 Jorge Bonifacio OF KC
TB P Taylor Guerrieri 60 A.J. Cole P OAK
CIN P Tony Cingrani 61 Casey Kelly P SD
MIL P Tyler Thornburg 62 Allen Webster P LAD
HOU P Jarred Cosart 63 Taylor Guerrieri P TB
CHC SS Javier Baez 64 Justin Nicolino P TOR
TOR P Justin Nicolino 65 Kyle Crick P SF
TOR P Aaron Sanchez 66 Dan Straily P OAK
ATL P Arodys Vizcaino 67 Matt Davidson 3B ARI
LAD OF Yasiel Puig 68 Hak-Ju Lee SS TB
KC OF Bubba Starling 69 Cory Spangenberg 2B SD
CIN P Robert Stephenson 70 Aaron Sanchez P TOR
NYY OF Tyler Austin 71 Alen Hanson SS PIT
HOU 2B Delino DeShields, Jr. 72 Delino DeShields 2B HOU
SDP P Casey Kelly 73 George Springer OF HOU
SF OF Gary Brown 74 David Holmberg P ARI
TB P Chris Archer 75 Daniel Corcino P CIN
LAA 3B Kaleb Cowart 76 Daniel Norris P TOR
CIN P Daniel Corcino 77 Henry Owens P BOS
PIT SS Alen Hanson 78 Tony Cingrani P CIN
KC OF Jorge Bonifacio 79 Arodys Vizcaino P ATL
LAD OF Joc Pederson 80 Joc Pederson OF LAD
SF P Kyle Crick 81 Aaron Hicks OF MIN
WAS P Alex Meyer 82 Robert Stephenson P CIN
OAK P Dan Straily 83 Ryan Lavarnway C BOS
ARI 3B Matt Davidson 84 Michael Choice OF OAK
LAD P Allen Webster 85 Rymer Liriano OF SD
NYM SS Wilmer Flores 86 Gregory Polanco OF PIT
WAS OF Brian Goodwin 87 Jarred Cosart P HOU
TEX P Barret Loux 88 Tyler Austin OF NYY
STL P Trevor Rosenthal 89 Brad Miller SS SEA
ARI P David Holmberg 90 Jimmy Nelson P MIL
LAA 1B C.J. Cron 91 C.J. Cron 1B LAA
COL OF Kyle Parker 92 Michael Wacha P STL
OAK OF Michael Choice 93 Yasiel Puig OF LAD
TEX OF Leonys Martin 94 Josh Sale OF TB
PIT OF Gregory Polanco 95 Trevor Rosenthal P STL
BOS P Henry Owens 96 Garin Cecchini 3B NYM
PIT P Luis Heredia 97 Yordano Ventura P KCR
NYM P Michael Fulmer 98 Michael Fulmer P NYM
OAK 1B Miles Head 99 Kyle Gibson P MIN
STL P Michael Wacha 100 Cheslor Cuthbert 3B KC