Anyone who’s anyone loves prospect, right? Especially in fantasy, more specifically dynasty players because, let’s face it, dynasty players are more hard-core than redraft players! That’s right, I said it; prove me wrong if you disagree! But I digress; I wanted to write an article that ended up turning into a series about prospects outside the top-100 that dynasty owners should be paying attention to mainly because, well, that’s what we do, isn’t it?!? Over the next few articles, I will discuss prospects outside the top-100 who should be on your radar. Today we start with prospects in the 301 to 400 range, all under the age of 20-years-old. So let’s jump right in, shall we?
Catcher – Drew Romo, COL (age: 18)
40 Hit | 50 Power | 60 Field | 60 Arm | 40 Run
Romo is a defensive-minded backstop who draws high-end comparisons to that of James McCann. At 6’1″ and 210 pounds, this switch hitting catcher, who also gets to play half his games in Coors Field, maybe worth taking a flier on in the next couple of years. If he can figure out a hit tool and develop even a mild power stroke, this kid could draw some serious attention.
1B – Jhonkensy Noel, CLE (age: 19)
30 Hit | 60 Power | 45 Field | 50 Arm | 30 Run
For most true dynasty guru’s the obvious choice here would have been Blaze Jordan; however, since a DSE colleague included him in a Deep Prospect Dynasty League Sleepers article last month, I opted to go with Noel for this article.
In two seasons of rookie ball, Noel has showcased his power without question. Hitting 16 home runs in 111 games while keeping his K% at 24.5%. As he grows into his frame, if he can turn the corner with his hit took, the Indians may have just found their power-hitting 1B of the future. Keep an eye on Noel in the upcoming season to see his progression at the plate.
2B – Nick Yorke, BOS (age: 18)
55 Hit | 50 Power | 50 Field | 45 Arm | 50 Run
Yorke is being viewed as an offensive-minded 2B in the Boston system. Shoulder surgery has diminished his power and strength but he is said to have good instincts and footwork. Look for Yorke to put up a solid slash line as he looks to develop into a more rounded defensive player.
3B – Coby Mayo, BAL (age: 19)
40 Hit | 60 Power | 45 Field | 60 Arm | 40 Run
Mayo is a 19-year-old, 6’4″, 215-pound power hitter out of the University of Florida. His comps range from Austin Riley to Bobby Dalbec. His ceiling is a 30 home run, every day 3B with a floor of 20 home run platoon 1B. Mayo is worth watching as he develops his hit tool and fielding ability.
SS – Dauri Lorenzo, HOU (age: 18)
45 Hit | 40 Power | 50 Run | 45 Arm | 50 Field
Lorenzo, standing at 6’1″, will need to physically mature to profile as an MLB SS candidate, but there is plenty of time to watch his development. He’s a switch hitter with a smooth, effortless swing. He presents doubles power, which can turn into home run power with his physical maturity.
OF – Jhon Diaz, TB (age: 18)
50 Hit | 50 Power | 60 Run | 55 Arm | 55 Field
Diaz has a smooth approach at the plate, making hard contact, and can drive the ball to all fields. He also has the potential to be a plus defender with an above-average arm. Keep a close eye on Jhon Diaz over the next couple of seasons, but don’t wait too long because a rival owner may scoop him up first.
OF – Roberto Campos, DET (age: 17)
50 Hit | 55 Power | 50 Field | 50 Arm | 50 Run
The Tigers signed Campos at 16-years-old and made him the highest-paid Latin signee in the club’s history with a 2.85M contract. What did the Tigers see in Campos, you may ask? The answer is his tools, frame, and swing, which project him to be a power-hitting corner outfielder. Be on the lookout for Campos in the upcoming years!
OF – Petey Halpin, CLE (age: 18)
45 Hit | 45 Power | 60 Field | 55 Arm | 50 Run
Halpin is a prototypical prep school OF with upside. His projections range from a 4th OF to an everyday starter with a plus glove. Be on the lookout this upcoming season as Halpin fills out his frame and develops his hit tool.
Pitcher – Robert Dominguez, NYM (age: 19)
60 FB | 55 CB | 40 CH | 45 Control | 45 Command
For a 19-year-old kid, who stands at 6’5″ and can already throw 99MPH, I believe it’s safe the say the Mets were salivating over Robert Dominguez. He has an impressive two-pitch arsenal and is already developing a third. Expect BIG things from Dominguez in the not-so-distant future!
Pitcher – Dax Fulton, MIA (age: 19)
55 FB | 60 CB | 50 CH | 50 Control | 50 Command
Fulton, who had Tommy John Surgery (TJS) at the age of 18, was drafted by the Marlins in the 2nd round of the 2020 draft. For a 6’6″, 230-pound kid, he’s said to have a plus curveball and, once fully healthy, should have a mid-90’s fastball to go with his plus curveball. Fulton deserves some attention once back from TJS in the coming season.
Pitcher – Justin Lange, SD (age: 19)
70 FB | 55 SL | 45 CH | 45 Control | 45 Command
At 6’5″, 240-pounds, this 19-year-old is already touching 95MPH on the radar gun. Lange will need to control his slider and possibly develop his changeup to become an effective SP in the majors. To his credit, though, Lange was able to add 25 pounds of muscle in one off-season, which gave him an impressive MPH boost. Watch out for Lange in the coming years as a possible closer for the Padres.
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