*UPDATED: April 26*
With all of the comings and goings in the first month of the MLB season, there has been a ton of change in the MLB Prospect rankings. Several top prospects have graduated like Corbin Carroll and Gunnar Henderson leaving holes to fill for new top prospects. In this month’s update to my Top-400 rankings. We’ve seen big jumps for players like Tanner Bibee and Mason Miller as well as a new number-one overall prospect… Elly De La Cruz.
We’ll talk about some of the biggest risers and highlight why they’re on the rise in this week’s Prospect Report. The first update in the season always brings with it big jumps as players adjust, or don’t, to their new levels and others graduate out who came up the year prior. It’s also important to note that these rankings are from a fantasy baseball standpoint and not a real-life baseball standpoint. What do I mean by that? Well, a player who is actually a better real-life baseball player than a fantasy asset might be lower on the list than his true value to an MLB roster. For example, a hitter who’s capable of a .250-.260 average with 10 homers and 10 steals is a solid player in reality but doesn’t do much to tip the scales for fantasy baseball managers.