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Carson Kelly was the #85 prospect in 2018 Fangraphs rankings.
These are the top-ranked, pre-season prospects for Fangraphs for the 2018 Season. Prospects rankings are updated mid-season but TBC takes only a static view of prospects from prior to to Spring Training.

One of the quirks of the data below is that some players who are highly ranked for MLB are not ranked as top 10 for their team.


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#1 ProspectShohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels

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2018 Fangraphs Prospect Rankings

Top Major Leaguers Has not played in MLB Active Players 1st Round Draft Picks Currently Active on this Team
MLB RankTm RankPlayer NamePosTeam NameHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)Debut
1-Shohei OhtaniPLos Angeles Angels6-3 198 L-R 1994-07-05 23Iwate,Japan Intl2013-20182018-2018
2017-   UDFA-ANA
ActiveLos Angeles Angels (MLB)2018-03-29
2-Ronald AcunaOFAtlanta Braves6-0 180 R-R 1997-12-18 20La Guaira,Venezuela AAA2015-20182018-2018
2014-   UDFA-ATL
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)2018-04-25
3-Vladimir GuerreroOFToronto Blue Jays6-1 200 R-R 1999-03-16 19Montreal,Quebec A+2016-2018-
2015-   UDFA-TOR
MinorsToronto Blue Jays (AAA)
4-Victor RoblesOFWashington Nationals6-0 185 R-R 1997-05-19 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2014-20182017-2018
2013-   UDFA-WAS
ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)2017-09-07
5-Fernando Tatis3BSan Diego Padres6-3 185 R-R 1999-01-02 19San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep AA2016-2018-
2015-   UDFA-CHA
DL-7San Diego Padres (AA)
6-Eloy JimenezOFChicago White Sox6-4 205 R-R 1996-11-27 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AA2014-2018-
2013-   UDFA-CHN
ActiveChicago White Sox (MLB)
7-Nick SenzelIFCincinnati Reds6-1 205 R-R 1995-06-29 23Atlanta,Georgia AA2014-2018-
2016- 1-   2-CIN
MinorsCincinnati Reds (AAA)
8-Forrest WhitleyPHouston Astros6-7 240 R-R 1997-09-15 20San Antonio,Texas AA2016-2018-
2016- 1-  17-HOU
Houston Astros (AA)
9-Bo BichetteSSToronto Blue Jays5-11 201 R-R 1998-03-05 20Orlando,Florida A+2016-2018-
2016- 2-  66-TOR
MinorsToronto Blue Jays (AA)
10-Kyle TuckerOFHouston Astros6-4 190 L-R 1997-01-17 21Tampa,Florida AA2015-20182018-2018
2015- 1-   5-HOU
ActiveHouston Astros (MLB)2018-07-08
11-Willy AdamesSSTampa Bay Rays6-1 180 R-R 1995-09-02 22Santiago,Dom Rep AAA2013-20182018-2018
2012-   UDFA-DET
ActiveTampa Bay Rays (MLB)2018-05-22
12-Gleyber TorresSSNew York Yankees6-1 175 R-R 1996-12-13 21Caracas,Venezuela AAA2014-20182018-2018
2013-   UDFA-CHN
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)2018-04-22
13-Lewis BrinsonOFMiami Marlins6-3 170 R-R 1994-05-08 24Tamarac,Florida MLB2012-20182017-2018
2012- 1-  29-TEX
ActiveMiami Marlins (MLB)2017-06-11
14-Miguel Andujar3BNew York Yankees6-0 175 R-R 1995-03-02 23San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB2012-20182017-2018
2011-   UDFA-NYA
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)2017-06-28
15-Brent HoneywellPTampa Bay Rays6-2 180 R-R 1995-03-31 23Carnesville,Georgia AAA2014-2017-
2014- 2-  72-TBA
ActiveTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
16-Alex ReyesPSt. Louis Cardinals6-3 185 R-R 1994-08-29 23Elizabeth,New Jersey MLB2013-20182016-2018
2012-   UDFA-SLN
ActiveSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)2016-08-09
17-Francisco MejiaCCleveland Indians5-10 175 B-R 1995-10-27 22Bani,Dom Rep MLB2013-20182017-2018
2012-   UDFA-CLE
ActiveSan Diego Padres (MLB)2017-09-01
18-Brendan RodgersSSColorado Rockies6-0 180 R-R 1996-08-09 21Lake Mary,Florida AA2015-2018-
2015- 1-   3-COL
MinorsColorado Rockies (AAA)
19-Sixto SanchezPPhiladelphia Phillies5-10 160 R-R 1998-07-29 19San Cristobal,Dom Rep A+2015-2018-
2015-   UDFA-PHI
MinorsPhiladelphia Phillies (A+)
20-Michael KopechPChicago White Sox6-3 205 R-R 1996-04-30 22Mount Pleasant,Texas AAA2014-20182018-2018
2014- 1-  33-BOS
ActiveChicago White Sox (MLB)2018-08-21
21-Luis RobertOFChicago White Sox6-3 185 R-R 1997-08-03 20La Habana,Cuba RK2017-2018-   MinorsChicago White Sox (A+)
22-Brendan McKayPTampa Bay Rays6-2 212 L-L 1995-12-18 22Darlington,Pennsylvania A-2015-2018-
2017- 1-   4-TBA
DL-7Tampa Bay Rays (A+)
23-Mitch KellerPPittsburgh Pirates6-3 195 R-R 1996-04-04 22Cedar Rapids,Iowa AA2014-2018-
2014- 2-  64-PIT
MinorsPittsburgh Pirates (AAA)
24-Keston Hiura2BMilwaukee Brewers5-11 185 R-R 1996-08-02 21Valencia,California A2015-2018-
2017- 1-   9-MIL
MinorsMilwaukee Brewers (AA)
25-Scott KingeryIF-OFPhiladelphia Phillies5-10 180 R-R 1994-04-29 24Phoenix,Arizona AAA2013-20182018-2018
2015- 2-  48-PHI
ActivePhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)2018-03-30
26-Kyle WrightP-IFAtlanta Braves6-4 200 R-R 1995-10-02 22Huntsville,Alabama A+2015-20182018-2018
2017- 1-   5-ATL
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)2018-09-04
27-Walker BuehlerPLos Angeles Dodgers6-2 160 R-R 1994-07-28 23Lexington,Kentucky MLB2013-20182017-2018
2015- 1-  24-LAN
ActiveLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)2017-09-07
28-Luis UriasSSSan Diego Padres5-9 160 R-R 1997-06-03 21Magdalena de Kino,Mexico AAA2014-20182018-2018   ActiveSan Diego Padres (MLB)2018-08-28
29-J.P. CrawfordSSPhiladelphia Phillies6-2 180 L-R 1995-01-11 23Lakewood,California MLB2013-20182017-2018
2013- 1-  16-PHI
ActivePhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)2017-09-05
30-A.J. PukPOakland Athletics6-6 205 L-L 1995-04-25 23Cedar Rapids,Iowa AA2014-2017-
2016- 1-   6-OAK
MinorsOakland Athletics (AA)
31-Luiz GoharaPAtlanta Braves6-3 210 L-L 1996-07-31 21Tupa,Brazil MLB2013-20182017-2018
2012-   UDFA-SEA
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)2017-09-06
32-Franklin BarretoSSOakland Athletics5-9 174 R-R 1996-02-27 22Caracas,Venezuela MLB2013-20182017-2018
2012-   UDFA-TOR
ActiveOakland Athletics (MLB)2017-06-24
33-MacKenzie GorePSan Diego Padres6-3 180 L-L 1999-02-24 19Whiteville,North Carolina RK2017-2018-
2017- 1-   3-SDN
DL-7San Diego Padres (A)
34-Mike SorokaPAtlanta Braves6-4 195 R-R 1997-08-04 20Calgary,Alberta AA2015-20182018-2018
2015- 1-  28-ATL
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)2018-05-01
35-Corbin BurnesPMilwaukee Brewers6-2 185 R-R 1994-10-22 23Bakersfield,California AAA2014-20182018-2018
2016- 4- 111-MIL
ActiveMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)2018-07-10
36-Anthony AlfordOFToronto Blue Jays6-1 205 R-R 1994-07-20 23Columbia,Mississippi MLB2012-20182017-2018
2012- 3- 112-TOR
ActiveToronto Blue Jays (MLB)2017-05-19
37-Cristian PacheOFAtlanta Braves6-2 185 R-R 1998-11-19 19Santo Domingo,Dom Rep A2016-2018-
2015-   UDFA-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AA)
38-Royce LewisSSMinnesota Twins6-1 185 R-R 1999-06-05 19Aliso Viejo,California A2017-2018-
2017- 1-   1-MIN
MinorsMinnesota Twins (A+)
39-Justus SheffieldPNew York Yankees5-10 196 L-L 1996-05-13 22Tullahoma,Tennessee AA2014-20182018-2018
2014- 1-  31-CLE
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)2018-09-19
40-Carter KieboomSSWashington Nationals6-2 190 R-R 1997-09-03 20Marietta,Georgia A2016-2018-
2016- 1-  28-WAS
MinorsWashington Nationals (AA)
41-Michel BaezPSan Diego Padres6-8 220 R-R 1996-01-21 22Havana,Cuba A2017-2018-   MinorsSan Diego Padres (AA)
42-Hunter GreenePCincinnati Reds6-3 195 R-R 1999-08-06 18Los Angeles,California RK2017-2018-
2017- 1-   2-CIN
DL-7Cincinnati Reds (A)
43-Jake Bauers1BTampa Bay Rays6-1 195 L-L 1995-10-06 22Huntington Beach,California AAA2013-20182018-2018
2013- 7- 208-SDN
ActiveTampa Bay Rays (MLB)2018-06-07
44-Yordan AlvarezDHHouston Astros6-5 225 L-L 1997-06-27 21Las Tunas,Cuba A+2016-2018-   MinorsHouston Astros (AAA)
45-Ian AndersonPAtlanta Braves6-3 170 R-R 1998-05-02 20Clifton Park,New York A2016-2018-
2016- 1-   3-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AA)
46-Willie Calhoun2BTexas Rangers5-9 177 L-R 1994-11-04 23Vallejo,California MLB2014-20182017-2018
2015- 4- 132-LAN
ActiveTexas Rangers (MLB)2017-09-12
47-Austin MeadowsOFPittsburgh Pirates6-2 195 L-L 1995-05-03 23Atlanta,Georgia AAA2013-20182018-2018
2013- 1-   9-PIT
ActiveTampa Bay Rays (MLB)2018-05-18
48-Alex VerdugoOFLos Angeles Dodgers6-0 200 L-L 1996-05-15 22Tucson,Arizona MLB2014-20182017-2018
2014- 2-  62-LAN
ActiveLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)2017-09-01
49-Jesus SanchezOFTampa Bay Rays6-3 210 L-R 1997-10-07 20Higuey,Dom Rep A2015-2018-
2014-   UDFA-TBA
MinorsTampa Bay Rays (AA)
50-Juan SotoOFWashington Nationals6-1 185 L-L 1998-10-25 19Santo Domingo,Dom Rep A2016-20182018-2018
2015-   UDFA-WAS
ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)2018-05-20
51-Triston McKenziePCleveland Indians6-5 165 R-R 1997-08-02 20West Palm Beach,Florida A+2015-2018-
2015- 1-  42-CLE
MinorsCleveland Indians (AA)
52-Monte HarrisonOFMiami Marlins6-3 200 R-R 1995-08-10 22Lees Summit,Missouri A+2014-2018-
2014- 2-  50-MIL
MinorsMiami Marlins (AA)
53-Colin Moran3BPittsburgh Pirates6-3 180 L-R 1992-10-01 25Port Chester,New York MLB2011-20182016-2018
2013- 1-   6-MIA
ActivePittsburgh Pirates (MLB)2016-05-18
54-Yadier AlvarezPLos Angeles Dodgers6-3 175 R-R 1996-03-07 22Matanzas,Cuba AA2016-2018-
2015-   UDFA-LAN
MinorsLos Angeles Dodgers (AA)
55-Austin Riley3BAtlanta Braves6-2 230 R-R 1997-04-02 21Southaven,Mississippi AA2015-2018-
2015- 1-  41-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AAA)
56-Ke'Bryan Hayes3BPittsburgh Pirates6-1 210 R-R 1997-01-28 21Spring,Texas A+2015-2018-
2015- 1-  32-PIT
MinorsPittsburgh Pirates (AA)
57-Taylor TrammellOFCincinnati Reds6-2 194 L-L 1997-09-13 20Powder Springs,Georgia A2016-2018-
2016- 1-  35-CIN
MinorsCincinnati Reds (A+)
58-Jorge MateoSSOakland Athletics6-0 188 R-R 1995-06-23 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AA2012-2018-
2012-   UDFA-NYA
ActiveOakland Athletics (MLB)
59-Albert AbreuPNew York Yankees6-2 175 R-R 1995-09-26 22Guayubin,Dom Rep A+2014-2018-
2013-   UDFA-HOU
DL-7New York Yankees (A+)
60-Touki ToussaintPAtlanta Braves6-3 185 R-R 1996-06-20 22Coral Springs,Florida AA2014-20182018-2018
2014- 1-  16-ARI
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)2018-08-13
61-Tyler O'NeillOFSt. Louis Cardinals5-11 205 R-R 1995-06-22 23Maple Ridge,BC AAA2013-20182018-2018
2013- 3-  85-SEA
ActiveSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)2018-04-19
62-Anderson EspinozaPSan Diego Padres6-0 160 R-R 1998-03-09 20Caracas,Venezuela A+2015-2016-
2014-   UDFA-BOS
MinorsSan Diego Padres (A)
63-Dustin FowlerOFOakland Athletics6-0 185 L-L 1994-12-29 23Dublin,Georgia MLB2013-20182017-2018
2013-18- 554-NYA
ActiveOakland Athletics (MLB)2017-06-29
64-Will SmithUTLos Angeles Dodgers6-0 178 R-R 1995-03-28 23Louisville,Kentucky AA2014-2018-
2016- 1-  32-LAN
MinorsLos Angeles Dodgers (AAA)
65-Jack FlahertyPSt. Louis Cardinals6-4 205 R-R 1995-10-15 22North Hollywood,California MLB2014-20182017-2018
2014- 1-  34-SLN
ActiveSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)2017-09-01
66-Jo AdellOFLos Angeles Angels6-2 195 R-R 1999-04-08 19Louisville,Kentucky RK2017-2018-
2017- 1-  10-ANA
MinorsLos Angeles Angels (AA)
67-Jorge GuzmanPMiami Marlins6-2 182 R-R 1996-01-28 22Las Matas De Santa Cruz,Dom Rep A-2015-2018-   MinorsMiami Marlins (A+)
68-Tristen LutzOFMilwaukee Brewers6-3 210 R-R 1998-08-22 19Arlington,Texas RK2017-2018-
2017- 1-  34-MIL
MinorsMilwaukee Brewers (Rk)
69-Jahmai JonesOFLos Angeles Angels5-11 210 R-R 1997-08-04 20Norcross,Georgia A+2015-2018-
2015- 2-  70-ANA
MinorsLos Angeles Angels (AA)
70-Jesus LuzardoPOakland Athletics5-11 209 L-L 1997-09-30 20Parkland,Florida A-2017-2018-
2016- 3-  94-WAS
MinorsOakland Athletics (Rk)
71-Danny JansenCToronto Blue Jays6-2 215 R-R 1995-04-15 23Appleton,Wisconsin AAA2013-20182018-2018
2013-16- 475-TOR
ActiveToronto Blue Jays (MLB)2018-08-13
72-Alec HansenPChicago White Sox6-7 235 R-R 1994-10-10 23Loveland,Colorado AA2014-2018-
2016- 2-  49-CHA
MinorsChicago White Sox (A+)
73-Adonis MedinaPPhiladelphia Phillies6-1 185 R-R 1996-12-18 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep A2014-2018-
2014-   UDFA-PHI
MinorsPhiladelphia Phillies (A+)
74-Cole TuckerSSPittsburgh Pirates6-3 185 B-R 1996-07-03 21Phoenix,Arizona AA2014-2018-
2014- 1-  24-PIT
MinorsPittsburgh Pirates (AA)
75-Riley PintPColorado Rockies6-4 195 R-R 1997-09-06 20Lenexa,Kansas A2016-2018-
2016- 1-   4-COL
MinorsColorado Rockies (A-)
76-Nate PearsonPToronto Blue Jays6-6 245 R-R 1996-08-20 21Oldsmar,Florida A-2016-2018-
2017- 1-  28-TOR
DL-7Toronto Blue Jays (A+)
77-Nick GordonSSMinnesota Twins6-2 175 L-R 1995-10-24 22Avon Park,Florida AA2014-2018-
2014- 1-   5-MIN
MinorsMinnesota Twins (AAA)
78-Max FriedPAtlanta Braves6-4 170 L-L 1994-01-18 24Van Nuys,California MLB2012-20182017-2018
2012- 1-   7-SDN
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)2017-08-08
79-Estevan FlorialOFNew York Yankees6-1 185 L-R 1997-11-25 20Port-Au-Prince,Haiti A+2015-2018-
2014-   UDFA-NYA
MinorsNew York Yankees (A+)
80-Yu-Cheng ChangSSCleveland Indians6-1 175 R-R 1995-08-18 22Taitung,Taiwan AA2014-2018-
2013-   UDFA-CLE
MinorsCleveland Indians (AA)
81-Sean MurphyCOakland Athletics6-0 194 R-R 1994-10-04 23Dayton,Ohio AA2014-2018-
2016- 3-  83-OAK
MinorsOakland Athletics (AAA)
82-Brian Anderson3BMiami Marlins6-3 185 R-R 1993-05-19 25Edmond,Oklahoma MLB2012-20182017-2018
2014- 3-  76-MIA
ActiveMiami Marlins (MLB)2017-09-01
83-Ryan McMahon3BColorado Rockies6-2 185 L-R 1994-12-14 23Yorba Linda,California MLB2013-20182017-2018
2013- 2-  42-COL
ActiveColorado Rockies (MLB)2017-08-12
84-Joey WentzPAtlanta Braves6-5 209 L-L 1997-10-06 20Lawrence,Kansas A2016-2018-
2016- 1-  40-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (A+)
85-Carson KellyCSt. Louis Cardinals6-2 200 R-R 1994-07-14 23Portland,Oregon MLB2012-20182016-2018
2012- 2-  86-SLN
ActiveSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)2016-09-05
86-Leody TaverasOFTexas Rangers6-1 170 B-R 1998-09-08 19Tenares,Dom Rep A2016-2018-
2015-   UDFA-TEX
MinorsTexas Rangers (A)
87-Isan DiazSSMiami Marlins5-10 185 L-R 1996-05-27 22Springfield,Massachusetts A+2014-2018-
2014- 2-  70-ARI
MinorsMiami Marlins (AAA)
88-Jon DuplantierPArizona Diamondbacks6-4 210 L-R 1994-07-11 23Newark,Delaware A+2014-2018-
2016- 3-  89-ARI
MinorsArizona Diamondbacks (Rk)
89-Zack BurdiPChicago White Sox6-3 195 R-R 1995-03-09 23Downers Grove,Illinois AAA2014-2018-
2016- 1-  26-CHA
MinorsChicago White Sox (Rk)
90-Austin HaysOFBaltimore Orioles6-1 195 R-R 1995-07-05 22Port Orange,Florida MLB2014-20182017-2017
2016- 3-  91-BAL
ActiveBaltimore Orioles (MLB)2017-09-07
91-Zack CollinsCChicago White Sox6-2 210 L-R 1995-02-06 23Pembroke Pines,Florida AA2014-2018-
2016- 1-  10-CHA
MinorsChicago White Sox (AA)
92-Bobby Bradley1BCleveland Indians6-1 225 L-R 1996-05-29 22Gulfport,Mississippi AA2014-2018-
2014- 3-  97-CLE
MinorsCleveland Indians (AAA)
93-Jose SiriOFCincinnati Reds6-2 175 R-R 1995-07-22 22Sabana Grande De Boya,Dom Rep A2013-2018-   ActiveCincinnati Reds (MLB)
94-Braxton GarrettPMiami Marlins6-3 190 B-L 1997-08-05 20Foley,Alabama A2017-2017-
2016- 1-   7-MIA
DL-7Miami Marlins (A)
95-Michael ChavisSSBoston Red Sox5-10 190 R-R 1995-08-11 22Marietta,Georgia AA2014-2018-
2014- 1-  26-BOS
MinorsBoston Red Sox (AAA)
96-Cole RagansPTexas Rangers6-4 190 L-L 1997-12-12 20Crawfordville,Florida A-2016-2017-
2016- 1-  30-TEX
Texas Rangers (Rk)
97-Brandon MarshOFLos Angeles Angels6-2 190 L-R 1997-12-18 20Buford,Georgia RK2017-2018-
2016- 2-  60-ANA
MinorsLos Angeles Angels (A+)
98-Jay GroomePBoston Red Sox6-5 200 L-L 1998-08-23 19Barnegat,New Jersey A2016-2017-
2016- 1-  12-BOS
MinorsBoston Red Sox (A)
99-Alex KirilloffOFMinnesota Twins6-1 195 L-L 1997-11-09 20Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania RK2016-2018-
2016- 1-  15-MIN
MinorsMinnesota Twins (A+)
100-Franklin PerezPDetroit Tigers6-3 197 R-R 1997-12-06 20Valencia,Venezuela AA2015-2018-
2014-   UDFA-HOU
DL-7Detroit Tigers (A+)