It’s not just the MLB stars who are nearing the dog days of their season; the prospects currently toiling in the minor leagues are also rounding into midseason form as well.
Here are the top 30 prospects overall from a fantasy baseball perspective to owners in keeper / dynasty leagues.
Rank Name Pos Team Level Age Analysis
1 Domonic Brown OF Phillies AAA 22
Would be in Phiily if not for Ibanez. Still room to fill out which is scary.
Update:Recent callup to Philly
2 Jesus Montero C Yankees AAA 20
Almost dealt as part of the Cliff Lee trade; only 20 in AAA, but future 1B/DH
3 Desmond Jennings OF Rays AAA 23
Buying time until a spot opens in TB; might be BJ Upton replacement if they sign CC
4 Mike Trout OF Angels A+ 18
Fastest rising player who put on a show at the Futures Game as well. 2012 Starting CF?
5 Jeremy Hellickson P Rays AAA 23
The arm is ready to go and be a #3 SP for years to come. Can see Rays dealing Garza.
Update: Recent callup to TB
6 Dustin Ackley 2B Mariners AAA 22
Struggling with 2B conversion, but the bat is one of the best since Robin Ventura
7 Brett Wallace 1B Astros AAA 23
Showing more power this year.
Update: Recent callup to HOU
8 Martin Perez P Rangers AA 19
Have to remember only 19 in AA; he would be dominating if in A+
9 Mike Moustakas 3B Royals AAA 21
Really pushing for Player of the Year and a Sept callup. Turned it on big time this year.
10 Eric Hosmer 1B Royals AA 20
Another stud in the Royals system; best player in the Futures Game. Could be future batting champion.
11 Logan Morrison 1B Marlins AAA 23
Waiting for Marlins to trade Cantu and put Gaby at 3B
Update: Recent callup to the Marlins
12 Michael Pineda P Mariners AAA 21
Fast rising arm with great size; should be pitching in SEA anyday with Cliff Lee gone
13 Julio Teheran P Braves AA 19
Braves have to keep close watch; still only 19, but might be most electric pitcher in the minors
14 Mike Montgomery P Royals AA 21
Injury slowed him down; its been the only thing all year to
15 Zach Britton P Orioles AAA 22
Very solid pitcher; moved up 1 level each year; already 150 IP guy. Should translate well in the Majors
16 Mike Minor P Braves AAA 22
Monster K numbers; another Braves arm in the system that is easily the best in baseball.
Update: Recent callup to ATL
17 Simon Castro P Padres AA 22
Struggled in the Futures Game; still should be strong arm for Pads roto next year
18 Freddie Freeman 1B Braves AAA 20
People forget about Freeman only being 20 in AAA; could be starting 1B mid 2011
19 Brett Lawrie 2B Brewers AA 20
2B is very thin and Lawrie is best in the NL
20 Jordan Lyles P Astros AAA 19
Jumped past A+ this year and been fantastic. Astros best prospect by far
21 Casey Kelly P Red Sox AA 20
First full year as a pitcher and only 20 in AA; have to remember that. Never pitched from the stretch until this year if that tells you something.
22 Lonnie Chisenhall 3B Indians AA 21
Injured early on and was looking terrible, but healthy now and should be in CLE mid 2011
23 Kyle Gibson P Twins AA 22
Might see Sept callup for bullpen help
24 Aroldis Chapman P Reds AAA 22
K’s are strong, but control issues are going to hold him back for now
25 Wil Myers C Royals A+ 19
Very advanced bat who hit at levels that Hosmer / Moustakas struggled in. RF could be his home.
26 Tanner Scheppers P Rangers AAA 23
Could end up starting this year down the stretch; but future closer.
27 Jonathan Singleton 1B Phillies A 18
2009 high school draftee that is showing a very strong bat and promotion soon. LF could be future home with Howard at 1B.
28 Brett Jackson OF Cubs AA 21
Wouldn’t shock me to see him in the Cubs OF mid 2011. Physically gifted and athletic.
29 Austin Romine C Yankees AA 21
Heir apparent to Posada in NY. Rest assured this prospect isnt going to be traded.
30 Jared Cosart P Phillies A+ 20
Phillies have a loaded minor league org in the lower levels and Cosart is the best arm.
Update: Will not be pitching the rest of the season.