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    RHD's Latest Top 150 Roto Prospects (Mid-Season Edition)

    Here's the latest list. I wanted to get it posted before BA and John Sickels did their mid-season lists, but, oh well. I didnít change too much after looking at their lists and comments, mainly moved some people up and down. The only player I added based on what they had to say was Greg Polanco. I considered Jeimer Candelario also, but he basically was the last cut.

    Same spiel as usual: I generally follow BA's prospect eligibility requirements, which are <=130 MLB AB or <=50 MLB IP. Unlike BA tho, amateurs, unsigned draftees and foreign players are eligible. Also, while BA has a different IP limit for relievers (30 IP?), relievers are eligible as long as they dont have >50 IP. As usual, this is for roto, not 'real' baseball, so pitchers are downgraded some, catchers downgraded somewhat (unless they're elite prospects and their bat will play at any position), actual closers upgraded a lot, SB guys who project to get playing time get upgraded some, and guys who either currently are or project to soon be regulars can get upgraded quite a bit. Position listed is their current primary one to the best of my knowledge (correct me if I'm wrong), not the one they're likely to end up at.

    I have a couple mid-season drafts coming up, so this list will come in handy personally. I hope it's in time for many of your mid-season drafts also, and I hope it helps.

    Rank Name Pos Org +/- Prev
    1 Billy Hamilton SS Cin 15 16
    2 Wil Myers OF KC 35 37
    3 Jurickson Profar SS Tex 4 7
    4 Dylan Bundy SP Bal 22 26
    5 Anthony Gose OF Tor 6 11
    6 Miguel Angel Sano 3B Min 12 18
    7 Oscar Taveras OF StL 44 51
    8 Manny Machado SS Bal 2 10
    9 Trevor Bauer SP Ari 11 20
    10 Danny Hultzen SP Sea 11 21
    11 Tyler Skaggs SP Ari 12 23
    12 Taijuan Walker SP Sea 13 25
    13 Gerrit Cole SP Pit 16 29
    14 Jameson Taillon SP Pit 14 28
    15 Zack Wheeler SP NYM 46 61
    16 Jackie Bradley OF Bos NA NA
    17 George Springer OF Hou 26 43
    18 Julio Teheran SP Atl 4 22
    19 Addison Reed RP CHW NA NA
    20 Mike Olt 3B Tex 21 41
    21 Christian Yelich OF Mia 10 31
    22 Nolan Arenado 3B Col -14 8
    23 Jonathan Singleton 1B Hou 19 42
    24 Nick Castellanos 3B Det 45 69
    25 Xander Bogaerts SS Bos 10 35
    26 Jose Fernandez SP Mia NA NA
    27 Matt Barnes SP Bos NA NA
    28 Shelby Miller SP StL -19 9
    29 Byron Buxton OF Min 3 32
    30 Carlos Correa SS Hou NA NA
    31 Jorge Soler OF CHC 2 33
    32 Anthony Rendon 3B Was -19 13
    33 Archie Bradley SP Ari -6 27
    34 Ryan Cook RP Oak NA NA
    35 Kolten Wong 2B StL 19 54
    36 Javier Baez SS CHC 39 75
    37 Andrelton Simmons SS Atl 98 135
    38 Jacob Turner SP Det -14 24
    39 Leonys Martin OF Tex 28 67
    40 Rymer Liriano OF SD -26 14
    41 Jake Marisnick OF Tor -26 15
    42 Starling Marte OF Pit 7 49
    43 Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 1 44
    44 Brett Jackson OF CHC -27 17
    45 Michael Choice OF Oak -9 36
    46 Bubba (Derek) Starling OF KC -12 34
    47 Jean Segura SS LAA 5 52
    48 Matt Harvey SP NYM 12 60
    49 Francisco Lindor SS Cle 8 57
    50 Delino DeShields 2B Hou NA NA
    51 Hak Ju Lee SS TB -12 39
    52 Alfredo Despaigne OF Cuba 3 55
    53 Mason Williams OF NYY 6 59
    54 Gary Brown OF SF -42 12
    55 Matt Szczur OF CHC -17 38
    56 Cory Spangenberg 2B SD -3 53
    57 Carlos Martinez (Matias) SP StL 6 63
    58 Matthew Davidson 3B Ari 39 97
    59 Nick Franklin SS Sea 39 98
    60 Alen Hanson SS Pit NA NA
    61 Tyler (Chris) Austin OF NYY NA NA
    62 Trevor Story SS Col 39 101
    63 Jake Odorizzi SP KC 24 87
    64 Zach Lee SP LAD 20 84
    65 Martin Perez SP Tex -1 64
    66 James Paxton SP Sea -19 47
    67 Trevor May SP Phi -5 62
    68 Ronald Guzman OF Tex -12 56
    69 Josh Bell OF Pit -11 58
    70 Mark Appel SP Pit NA NA
    71 Kevin Gausman SP Bal NA NA
    72 Kyle Zimmer SP KC NA NA
    73 Albert Almora OF CHC NA NA
    74 Mike Zunino C Sea 36 110
    75 Max Fried SP SD NA NA
    76 Yasmani Grandal C SD 12 88
    77 Matthew Adams 1B StL NA NA
    78 Kaleb Cowart 3B LAA NA NA
    79 Jonathan Villar SS Hou 16 95
    80 Jorge Bonifacio OF KC NA NA
    81 Marcell Ozuna OF Mia -8 73
    82 Brandon Jacobs OF Bos -8 74
    83 Travis D'Arnaud C Tor -12 71
    84 Gary Sanchez C NYY 5 89
    85 Garin Cecchini 3B Bos 22 107
    86 Manny Banuelos SP NYY -21 65
    87 Luis Heredia SP Pit 5 92
    88 Tyrell Jenkins SP StL 5 93
    89 Eddie Rosario 2B Min 5 94
    90 Domingo Santana OF Hou 48 138
    91 Jarred Cosart SP Hou 12 103
    92 Jose (Vicente) Campos SP NYY 14 106
    93 Casey Kelly SP SD 12 105
    94 Josh Sale OF TB NA NA
    95 Brian Goodwin OF Was 38 133
    96 Aaron Sanchez SP Tor NA NA
    97 Cody Buckel SP Tex NA NA
    98 Tyler Thornburg SP Mil NA NA
    99 Taylor Guerrieri SP TB 24 123
    100 Daniel Norris SP Tor 22 122
    101 Henry Owens SP Bos NA NA
    102 Cheslor Cuthbert 3B KC -32 70
    103 Bryce Brentz OF Bos -21 82
    104 Hisashi Iwakuma SP Sea NA NA
    105 Josh Vitters 3B CHC 34 139
    106 Francisco Martinez 3B Sea 10 116
    107 Zack Cox 3B StL -16 91
    108 Jonathan Schoop 2B Bal -18 90
    109 Joe Wieland SP SD -33 76
    110 Robbie Erlin SP SD 16 126
    111 Chris Archer SP TB 10 121
    112 A.J. Cole SP Oak -29 83
    113 Justin Nicolino SP Tor 15 128
    114 Noah Syndergaard SP Tor 15 129
    115 David Holmberg SP Ari NA NA
    116 Jesse Biddle SP Phi 33 149
    117 Rougned Odor SS Tex NA NA
    118 Oswaldo Arcia OF Min 18 136
    119 Christian Villanueva 3B Tex -20 99
    120 A.J. Pollock OF Ari -20 100
    121 Adam Eaton OF Ari NA NA
    122 Alex Meyer SP Was NA NA
    123 Andrew Chafin SP Ari NA NA
    124 Tony Cingrani SP Cin NA NA
    125 Yordano Ventura SP KC NA NA
    126 John Lamb SP KC 19 145
    127 Tim Wheeler OF Col -77 50
    128 Dante Bichette, Jr. 3B NYY -20 108
    129 Brandon Nimmo OF NYM 5 134
    130 Wily Peralta SP Mil -44 86
    131 Brad Peacock SP Oak -86 45
    132 Mike Montgomery SP KC -47 85
    133 Sonny Gray SP Oak -29 104
    134 Taylor Jungmann SP Mil -10 124
    135 Mikie Mahtook OF TB -33 102
    136 Greg Polanco OF Pit NA NA
    137 Angelo Gumbs 2B NYY NA NA
    138 Reymond Fuentes OF SD 5 143
    139 Richie Shaffer 3B TB NA NA
    140 D.J. Davis OF Tor NA NA
    141 Deven Marrero SS Bos -32 109
    142 Courtney Hawkins OF CHW NA NA
    143 David Dahl OF Col NA NA
    144 Andrew Heaney SP Mia NA NA
    145 Michael Wacha SP StL NA NA
    146 Gavin Cecchini SS NYM NA NA
    147 Corey Seager 3B LAD NA NA
    148 Marcus Stroman RP Tor NA NA
    149 Lance McCullers SP Hou NA NA
    150 Masahiro Tanaka SP Japan 0 150

    Removed because of ineligiblity (26)
    M Trout (#1), B Harper (#2), M Moore (#3), Y Darvish (#4), J Montero (#5), Y Cespedes (#6), Z Cozart (#19), A Rizzo (#30), R Delgado (#40), J Parker (#46), D Mesoraco (#66), W Middlebrooks (#68), T Pastornicky (#72), T Milone (#77), D Smyly (#78), L Hendriks (#79), G Richards (#80), L Lynn (#96), C Parmelee (#111), C Cowgill (#112), F Doubront (#113), W Chen (#114), N Eovaldi (#118), D Hutchison (#127), D Pomeranz (#144), F Galvis (#148)

    Eligibles dropped off (16)
    H Santiago (#48), J Benson (#81), B Guyer (#115), V Catricala (#117), D Betances (#119), N Ramirez (#120), Je Bradley (#125), A Webster (#130), N Molina (#131), K Sampson (#132), C Puello (#137), T Beckham (#140), D Carroll (#141), M Crouse (#142), J Hellweg (#146), M Dominguez (#147)

    New additions (42)
    Ja Bradley (back on), A Reed (back on), J Fernandez, M Barnes, C Correa, R Cook, D DeShields (back on), A Hanson, T Austin, M Appel (back on), K Gausman, K Zimmer, A Almora, M Fried, M Adams, K Cowart (back on), J Bonifacio, J Sale (back on), A Sanchez, C Buckel, T Thornburg, H Owens, H Iwakuma (back on), D Holmberg, R Odor, A Eaton, A Meyer, A Chafin, T Cingrani, Y Ventura, G Polanco, A Gumbs, R Shaffer, D Davis, C Hawkins, D Dahl, A Heaney, M Wacha, Gav Cecchini, C Seager, M Stroman, L McCullers

    As usual, comments not only are welcome but encouraged.

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    Wow Billy Hamilton #1 certainly a category filler.

    Thanks for the update. I was curious to see where some of these guys would move after all most of the big names graduated.

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    Does Hamilton still rank #1 for you if he's moved to OF?

    Once again thanks for the marvelous work that you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlesinj View Post
    Wow Billy Hamilton #1 certainly a category filler.

    Thanks for the update. I was curious to see where some of these guys would move after all most of the big names graduated.
    Thanx as always for the response, schlesinj.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus T Firefly View Post
    Does Hamilton still rank #1 for you if he's moved to OF?

    Once again thanks for the marvelous work that you do.
    Thanx as always for the response, Rufus.

    Yes, Hamilton would be even more firmly entrenched as #1 if he moves to the OF, which many expect. That's because that move would likely accelerate his ETA in MLB. He's not only stealing everything that's not nailed down, but he's improved his plate discipline and is hitting better also, albeit in a hitters' league and park. If he doesnt break a leg, he'll shatter the MiLB record for SBs. It will be interesting to see how he handles the jump to AA whenever that happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhd View Post
    Thanx as always for the response, Rufus.

    Yes, Hamilton would be even more firmly entrenched as #1 if he moves to the OF, which many expect. That's because that move would likely accelerate his ETA in MLB. He's not only stealing everything that's not nailed down, but he's improved his plate discipline and is hitting better also, albeit in a hitters' league and park. If he doesnt break a leg, he'll shatter the MiLB record for SBs. It will be interesting to see how he handles the jump to AA whenever that happens.
    The Reds announced that his move to AA will happen after the Futures Game. He's played his last game at A+.

    Love Always,
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    No Josh Rutledge? Granted, he has a poor walk rate and is maybe 6 months older than you'd want, but he continues to show plus contact, power and speed, and is in a great situation (Colorado 2B/SS).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Controller Jacobs View Post
    No Josh Rutledge? Granted, he has a poor walk rate and is maybe 6 months older than you'd want, but he continues to show plus contact, power and speed, and is in a great situation (Colorado 2B/SS).
    Thanx for the response, Controller Jacobs.

    Rutledge definitely is on my radar (currently #205). However, his scouting reports are rather lukewarm; BA had him as the #10 prospect in the Rockies system and the #21 prospect in the Cal League. Yeah, his walk rate is very low; he looks like a "Josh Vitters"-type hitter, some power, not a ton of K's but very few BBs. Prospect mavens wonder how that type of approach will play at higher levels. I would call him a mid-range prospect. He'll have to do better in order to make my list.

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    I tend not to put 3 and sometimes 2 category players #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Vaughn View Post
    I tend not to put 3 and sometimes 2 category players #1.
    Thanx for the response, Rick.

    You're referring to Hamilton. Obviously, he wouldnt be #1 on a "real" list. But for roto, he could almost win you a category by himself. It's a matter of personal preference, but the list is a ranking of who I would take first in a roto draft, and for me I think it would be Hamilton. He's not a sure thing but no prospect ever is and he is a legitimate "real" top prospect and projects to be a MLB regular. And speed doesnt go into a slump. I drool at the prospect of having a 100+ SB guy at the MLB level and I think he could do that. Would also score a ton of runs and it's looking like he wont hurt you in BA either.

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