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Midseason Consensus Top 50 Prospects List

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We’ve reached the midway point of the season and with that the prospect team here at Fake Teams has updated the top 50 of our consensus prospect list.

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We’ve reached the All-Star break in the majors, and with the Futures Game happening yesterday as well, it’s time for a look at our updated consensus top prospect list. Since it is midseason, we have updated only to our top 50 rather than the top 100, but will return to 100 in the offseason.

Prospect lists represent a moment in time, based on the information available at that point and the opinion of the ranker. With six rankers this time around, we are providing them as consensus rankings, but also providing the individual lists at the end. As a result, there will be players ranked significantly different on each list, and that's not at all surprising. We each have our own methods, our own things that we give more or less weight to, and in the end I feel that this gives you the readers a broader view on these prospects. With that in mind, I have the usual caveats.

While prospect rankings require a specifically ordered list from 1 to wherever, don't take too much from a ranking you feel is a few spots too high or too low, as we're probably not going to argue if you think a player belongs three spots higher than we ranked them. We are always looking for more information, and as we receive it, it can change how a player is viewed.

For our rankings, we use a standard points system, where a vote for a player as the #1 prospect gets him 50 points, the #2 gets 49, and so on. From there, each of the six individual lists is given equal weight, and the consensus ranking is based on the total number of points a prospect receives, with 300 being the maximum possible.

On the midseason update, there are a couple of other items to be aware of. First, prospects who are currently in the majors (as of Sunday morning) are excluded, even if they still have prospect eligibility. As a result, prospects like Blake Snell, Jameson Taillon, Cody Reed, and Josh Bell are not on this list. Next, prospects who were drafted this year as well as international signees were eligible for the midseason update. Finally, we are not updating the tiers at this point, but will be updating them in the offseason.

In addition, at the bottom is an embedded spreadsheet which shows each of the individual lists for each ranker as well. Have a question about a ranking? Post it in the comments, and we’ll try to give some insight into our thoughts.

Graduates: Exceeded rookie eligibility

Corey Seager, Byron Buxton, Steven Matz, Nomar Mazara, Sean Manaea, Aaron Blair, Jon Gray, Dylan Bundy, Trevor Story, Mallex Smith

Major Leaguers: In Majors currently, but have not exceeded rookie eligibility

Trea Turner, A.J. Reed, Blake Snell, Tim Anderson, Josh Bell, Jameson Taillon, Max Kepler, Willson Contreras,

Updated Top 50 List

1. Lucas Giolito, RHP, Nationals (Current Level: AAA)
2. Yoan Moncada, 2B, Red Sox (AA)
3. Julio Urias, LHP, Dodgers (AAA)
4. Brendan Rodgers, SS, Rockies (A)
5. Dansby Swanson, SS, Braves (AA)
6. Joey Gallo, 3B, Rangers (AAA)
7. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pirates (AAA)
8. Alex Bregman, SS, Astros (AAA)
9. Alex Reyes, RHP, Cardinals (AAA)
10. J.P. Crawford, SS, Phillies (AAA)

11. Jose Berrios, RHP, Twins (AAA)
12. Andrew Benintendi, OF, Red Sox (AA)
13. Austin Meadows, OF, Pirates (AAA)
14. David Dahl, OF, Rockies (AAA)
15. Victor Robles, OF, Nationals (A+)
16. Clint Frazier, OF, Indians (AA)
17. Bradley Zimmer, OF, Indians (AA)
18. Anderson Espinoza, RHP, Red Sox (A)
19. Lewis Brinson, OF, Rangers (AA)
20. Rafael Devers, 3B, Red Sox (A+)

21. Ozzie Albies, SS/2B, Braves (AA)
22. Orlando Arcia, SS, Brewers (AAA)
23. Aaron Judge, OF, Yankees (AAA)
24. Jose De Leon, RHP, Dodgers (AAA)
25. Nick Williams, OF, Phillies (AAA)
26. Manuel Margot, OF, Padres (AAA)
27. Amir Garrett, LHP, Reds (AAA)
28. Raimel Tapia, OF, Rockies (AAA)
29. Jorge Mateo, SS, Yankees (A+)
30. Jake Thompson, RHP, Phillies (AAA)

31. Brent Honeywell, RHP, Rays (AA)
32. Brett Phillips, OF, Brewers (AA)
33. Ian Happ, 2B/OF, Cubs (AA)
34. Josh Hader, LHP, Brewers (AAA)
35. Jeff Hoffman, RHP, Rockies (AAA)
36. Gleyber Torres, SS, Cubs (A+)
37. Franklin Barreto, SS, Athletics (AA)
38. Sean Newcomb, LHP, Braves (AA)
39. Reynaldo Lopez, RHP, Nationals (AAA)
40. Robert Stephenson, RHP, Reds (AAA)

41. Hunter Renfroe, OF, Padres (AAA)
42. Kyle Tucker, OF, Astros (A)
43. Ryan McMahon, 3B, Rockies (AA)
44. Eloy Jimenez, OF, Cubs (A)
45. Jorge Alfaro, C, Phillies (AA)
46. Mickey Moniak, OF, Phillies (Rk)
47. Nick Senzel, 3B, Reds (A)
48. Trent Clark, OF, Brewers (A)
49. Ronald Acuna, OF, Braves (A)
50. Alex Verdugo, OF, Dodgers (AA