Throughout the 2014 fantasy baseball season, I’ll be ranking my top fantasy baseball minor league players. The rankings should be consumed as players most likely to help a fantasy team sooner rather than later. In other words, these fantasy prospects are near-term investments moreso than a fantasy baseball stud to watch out for in 2015 and beyond (i.e. – Byron Buxton who is not listed).
It’s a reliable list to reference when a MLB player falls into a slump or is injured and the franchise needs to dip into their farm system for the best available option to fill the void.
I split the rankings by American and National League to assist AL-and-NL-only owners first as their waiver wire options are a tad slimmer than mixed-leagues.
These two lists do not account for, but note major league starters Xander Bogaerts (BOS), Nick Castellanos (DET), Jose Abreu (CWS), Masahiro Tanaka (NYY), Josmil Pinto (MIN), Travis d’Arnaud (NYM), Yordano Ventura (KC), Billy Hamilton (CIN), Jake Odorizzi (TB), Chris Owings (ARI) and Kolten Wong (STL).