Collecting 2018 Top 10 MLB Fantasy Baseball Prospects

Collecting 2018 Top 10 MLB Fantasy Baseball Prospects – Opening Day of the 2018 Major League Baseball season is upon us! For the next six months, fantasy baseball managers will be scouring over stats and tweaking their rosters to claim fantasy superiority over their opponents. It’s a long season, and the best players know that their Opening Day fantasy roster will look much different once the season ends in September. Prospecting has always been a part of fantasy baseball, but it’s popularity has grown exponentially in recent years. Rookie year performances from Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Carlos Correa, Mike Trout and many other players have vaulted teams to the top of their fantasy leagues.

Collectors come in all forms. Fantasy baseball provides a fun opportunity to collect the players that make an impact on your fantasy team. This year, there is a very intriguing crop of prospects looking to make some noise on the fantasy landscape. Some of these players may be on Opening Day rosters, and some may be waiting for a mid-season call up. This list looks to highlight some of the players who have a chance to be the darling of collectors AND fantasy mangers.

You can find a link to additional player profiles (when available). Check out our #cardStock player profiles from Chris Steuber that give “investment” guides for collecting select players. Two players all have Future Watch player profiles available on the site. You’ll also find links to top products featuring key rookie and prospect cards. Are you interested in seeing what some of these cards are selling for on the secondary market? Check out the Secondary Market Pricing links for each player.

Interested in last year’s list? You can find it HERE.

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#1) Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels, SP/DH

Check out our Shohei Ohtani rookie baseball card guide HERE.

Draft Year: Signed as International Free Agent with Angels on December 8th, 2017
MLB Debut: March 29th, 2018 (as a DH)
2018 Spring Training Stats: As a batter: 36 plate appearances, .125/.222/.347, four hits, one RBI. As a pitcher: 2.2IP, five strikeouts, 4.125 WHIP, 27.00 ERA
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#2) Ronald Acuna – Atlanta Braves, OF

Draft Year: Signed as International Free Agent with Braves on July, 2014
MLB Debut: ETA – May 2018
2018 Spring Training Stats: 52 plate appearances, .432/.519/.727, four home runs, 11 RBI, four SB
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#3) Gleyber Torres – New York Yankees, SS

Draft Year: Signed as International Free Agent with Cubs in 2013
MLB Debut: ETA 2018
2018 Spring Training Stats: 35 plate appearances, .219/.313/.598, one RBI
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#4) Rafael Devers – Boston Red Sox, 3B

Draft Year: Signed as International Free Agent with Red Sox in August, 2013
MLB Debut: July 23rd, 2017
2018 Spring Training Stats: 52 plate appearances, .320/.346/.600, three home runs, eight RBI, 11 runs scored, one stolen base
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#5) Ozzie Albies – Atlanta Braves, 2B

Draft Year: Signed as International Free Agent with Braves in July, 2013
MLB Debut: August 3, 2017
2018 Spring Training Stats: 70 plate appearances, .303/.343/.500, three home runs, eight RBI, nine runs scored, three stolen bases
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#6) Victor Robles – Washington Nationals, OF

Draft Year: Signed as International Free Agent with Nationals in 2013
MLB Debut: September 7th, 2017
2018 Spring Training Stats: 51 plate appearances, .188/.216/.313, one home run, six RBI, three runs scored, two stolen bases
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#7) Francisco Mejia – Cleveland Indians, C

Draft Year: Signed as International Free Agent with Indians in 2012
MLB Debut: September 1st, 2017
2018 Spring Training Stats: 20 plate appearances, .421/.450/.842, two home runs, seven RBI, five runs scored
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#8) Scott Kingery – Philadelphia Phillies, 2B

Draft Year: 2015 – 2nd Round, 48th Overall
MLB Debut: March 29th, 2018 – NOT in Opening Day Lineup, could pinch hit
2018 Spring Training Stats: 59 plate appearances, .411/.441/.786, five home runs, eight RBI, seven runs scored, four stolen bases
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#9) Luiz Gohara – Atlanta Braves, SP

Draft Year: Signed as International Free Agent with Mariners in 2012
MLB Debut: September 5th, 2017
2018 Spring Training Stats: N/A – Dealing with injuries
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#10) J.P. Crawford – Philadelphia Phillies, SS

Draft Year: 2013 – 1st Round, 16th Overall
MLB Debut: September 5th, 2017
2018 Spring Training Stats: 54 plate appearances, .255/.296/.353, one home run, four RBI, nine runs scored, one stolen base
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Collecting 2018 Top 10 MLB Fantasy Baseball Prospects – Honorable Mentions

This group of players just missed the cut, but they all could make an impact this year. Ryan McMahon and Lewis Brinson made the Opening Day rosters of Colorado and Miami respectively. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went viral this past week with a towering walk-off blast in a Blue Jays exhibition game in Montreal. Eloy Jimenez and Michael Kopech lead a very promising group of prospects in the White Sox farm system. Walker Buehler will start the season in the Minor Leagues, but with the way the Dodgers use their farm system and the DL to shuffle players around, he could easily see some time in the bullpen this year.

Collecting 2018 Top 10 MLB Fantasy Baseball Prospects
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