Chris Clegg's Top Prospects For Fantasy Baseball
Top-100 Prospects on a massive May overhaul on the update.
This update will likely be 750 prospects deep. I have also added color-coded tiers to the spreadsheet. If you don’t like the colors, I also made a tab without them. You can still see the tiers listed in a column.
My goal in doing prospect rankings for dynasty is to bridge the gap between the scouting and fantasy communities. Many fantasy-created lists are stat line driven, which is fine. But the scouting and real-life baseball community often values players completely differently than dynasty writers.
I have been more invested in watching the game than ever this year. I spend multiple nights a week at the ballpark, I talk to scouts, I watch film, and I use advanced data not publically available.
I’m thankful for a wife that gives me the okay to do all this because it is extremely time-consuming. But I do all this to bring you the best rankings possible for dynasty.
I often get asked what goes into my prospect rankings. My process begins with evaluating prospects on a team-by-team basis. I want to get my eyes on every player possible. It is a long process, but it is essential when ranking prospects. Live looks give you a different perspective than just watching games on MILB.TV, but you can gather plenty from watching film. I spend ample time watching every prospect I rank.
After evaluating players team by team, I then work on positional rankings. After working through the rankings positionally, I place the prospects on the overall list. The rankings are how I perceive their future value will turn out for dynasty league purposes. It is also how I would draft these players if I were in a prospect-only draft.
I recently was fortunate to gain access to MILB statcast and advanced metrics for every player. It has undoubtedly helped solidify what the eye test shows in many circumstances.
Over the years I have continued to refine my prospect evaluations and see what traits may cause a prospect to bust. Or what are underrated traits or undervalued prospects? All of that is incorporated into my process as well.
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