Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Prospect Mailbag!

Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Prospect Mailbag!

This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Podcast series.

James and Clay start with the news of Kolten Wong singing with the Brewers. Then they dive into the Top Prospect Mailbag and answer your questions (most are listed below, past the video).

Enjoy either the traditional audio or full video version.  Here's the traditional podcast:

And here is the full video from YouTube:

MAILBAG Questions:

Eddie W.: With the minor leagues in flux, does this impact who you target in FYPD drafts? Do international guys get a bump because they're still playing? Hitters over pitchers because there's more data from the alt sites/batting cages? How do you evaluate with no games being played?

Chris V.: Do you think Wander Franco debuts in 2021, and at which position? 

Joe M.: There's a pack of starters that are all close or have had debuts (Schmidt to Lynch), can you talk about some floor vs. ceiling guys in there and expectations for '21-'22. Let's just assume no one has TJ for this… 

Scott: I see a lot of parallels between Brent Honeywell and Forrest Whitley. How are you by far the highest on Whitley but Honeywell has dropped like a stone? Can you explain the disparity? John H: Do you prefer high floor or high upside prospects? 

Ryan: Where would you slot Adell and Lux into the current list? @AGEBaseballNws: No longer on the prospect list, but where would Daulton Varsho fall? Would you flip him for Chris Rodriguez or Aaron Schunk? Rob M.: How much does a prospect's current position on the field affect your ranking? Either relative to other prospects in the same farm system or blocked by an MLB star? Does Gorman take a hit because of Arenado? Are there too many shortstops in the Jays system with Bo already there? 

Chris V.: When do you think Torkelson debuts? Any chance he gets to Triple-A this year? Michael R.: What do you think are realistic numbers for Leody Taveras this season? Think he leads off?

@batmanbaseball: What two pitching prospects after 100 do you like the most to end up top 50 next year? 

Tyler K.: Who are a couple of value prospects to target who have an ETA within two years?

Russell W.: I've been drafting Tyler Ivey in the final round of DCs. What are your thoughts on that? Sean K.: Do you think Hudson Head can bounce back up rankings? Will his talent overcome the Pirates' developmental system? 

Sean K.: I did not see Bayron Lora in your top 400 and know some others have him near their top 100. What is it about him that makes you concerned? What could his upside be? 

@ConKaseOhhh and @myfantasyluck: I've been seeing Jordan Westburg top 40 on some FYPD lists, is there a significant reason you have him outside your top 100? 

Barry B.: Milkar Perez or Jesus Parra, who has the higher ceiling? 

AJ S.: When are you planning to release your dynasty rankings?

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James Anderson
James Anderson is RotoWire's Lead Prospect Analyst, Assistant Baseball Editor, and co-host of Farm Fridays on Sirius/XM radio and the RotoWire Prospect Podcast.
Clay Link
Clay Link is the MLB Editor at RotoWire. Clay won the overall championship in The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational and finished top 10 in the NFBC Online Championship in 2018. He can be heard on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, MLB Network Radio and twice a week on the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast during baseball season.
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