Farm Futures: Ranking The Rookies 4.0

Farm Futures: Ranking The Rookies 4.0

This article is part of our Farm Futures series.

The first version of this article originally appeared in the 2020 RotoWire Baseball Magazine. Version 2.0 was released March 2. Version 3.0 was released last week. There was less movement in this version, but enough happened in the past week to warrant an update.

The top 400 prospect rankings are for dynasty leagues. This resource is for owners who play in single-season leagues, or in keeper leagues where prospects are rarely kept. These tiers serve as a way to rank prospects based on their fantasy potential for 2020. The rankings are not perfect — there are players I would take over a player or two in the tier(s) above them — but the tiered system is a nice way to get a feel for the type of prospect you are investing in.

TIER ONE - Impact Hitters

1. Gavin Lux, 2B, Dodgers

2. Luis Robert, OF, White Sox

3. Dylan Carlson, OF, Cardinals

Now that Lux is in camp and healthy, he moves back to the top spot. I'm keeping this tier together because all three have impact potential, and I'd rate them similarly on a per plate appearance basis. Carlson could open the year as an everyday player, which would make him one of the best bargains in drafts, but it's also possible they manipulate his service time by keeping him at satellite camp for seven days to gain an extra year of team control. Carlson and Lux are helped slightly by the designated hitter coming

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James Anderson
James Anderson is RotoWire's Lead Prospect Analyst, Assistant Baseball Editor, and co-host of Farm Fridays on Sirius/XM radio and the RotoWire Prospect Podcast.
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