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Fantasy baseball dynasty leagues annual prospect draft rankings

Looking through the annual prospect drafts in dynasty leagues.

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I’ll stop you right now - if you are looking for TOTAL DYNASTY RANKINGS, this is not for you. This article is somewhat niche in nature, and yet the deeper I dive into the Fantasy Baseball world each year the more I see tons of leagues that are structured this way.

If you are in a dynasty or keeper league, then each year you go through a subsequent draft with all of the new prospects who entered into the pool via the draft from the past year—as well as the international signing period. In addition to that, especially this past year, there might be a prospect who NO ONE saw play, but over the last month or two some scouts have been impressed with his physical conditioning and work he did in preparation for this upcoming season. In those situations, the draft would also be a time to pick up a deeper prospect who has moved up the rankings in a considerable fashion.

If you are in these leagues you know that this is as much an art as it is science. You are trying to project a number of players who could be 4-5 years out from playing in the big leagues. Quite often the #1 pick becomes the #1 pick (see Spencer Torkelson) but anyone who drafted in these leagues in 2017 (for the 2016 Baseball draft) when Mickey Monica went first, saw him slip quite a bit (deservedly so) in the drafts. That was a tricky draft, as Nick Senzel and Corey Ray got a bit of love but it was not really a strong class. Other years like 2020 you have Andrew Vaughn grabbed high...and here we are a year later and he might get some serious playing time in the big leagues.

Below are the first 30 picks that occurred across three of the leagues that I am involved with, to help you in any drafts you might have this year.

Top 30 Dynasty Prospect Draft Picks

Player Position Team League 1 League 2 League 3 Grand Total
Player Position Team League 1 League 2 League 3 Grand Total
Spencer Torkelson 3B Det 1 1 1 1
Austin Martin SS Tor 3 2 2 2
Zac Veen OF Col 4 5 3 4
Asa Lacy P KC 2 6 4 4
Max Meyer P Mia 5 7 6 6
Ha-Seong Kim SS SD 7 3 9 6
Nick Gonzales SS Pit 6 8 7 7
Emerson Hancock P Sea 9 9 5 8
Garrett Mitchell OF Mil 8 11 10 10
Garrett Crochet P CWS 15 4 15 11
Mick Abel P Phi 17 10 11 13
Christian Hernandez SS ChC 13 13
Josh Staumont P KC 13 13
Justin Foscue 2B Tex 13 13
Reid Detmers P LAA 10 23 8 14
Patrick Bailey C SF 15 15
Heston Kjerstad OF Balt 16 14 18 16
Blake Taylor P Hou 16 16
Pete Crow-Armstrong OF NYM 20 21 14 18
Bryce Jarvis P Ari 24 19 12 18
Austin Hendrick OF Cin 12 25 19
Cade Cavalli P Was 11 26 19
Nick Yorke 2B Bos 19 19
Jared Shuster P Atl 19 19
Jordan Walker 3B Stl 30 12 17 20
Wilman Diaz SS LAD 14 17 30 20
Aaron Sabato 1B Min 23 18 21 21
Robert Hassell OF SD 18 16 28 21
Tyler Soderstrom C Oak 22 20 21
Carlos Colmenarez SS TBR 22 22
Austin Wells C NYY 21 24 22 22
Yoelkis Cespedes OF CWS 26 20 23
Dillon Dingler C Det 24 24
Pedro Leon OF Hou 25 23 24
Brayan Rocchio SS Cle 25 25
Blaze Jordan 3B Bos 26 26
Carlos Colmanarez OF TBR 27 27
Hedbert Perez OF Mil 27 27
Ed Howard SS ChC 28 27 28
Nick Bistko P TBR 29 29
Jeremy Pena 29 29