Wed. Mar 3rd, 2021

This article will appear in the 2021 RotoWire Baseball Magazine and will receive updates throughout the offseason as the news warrants. Buy the magazine here.

The top-400 prospect rankings are for dynasty leagues. This resource is for owners who play in single-season leagues, or in keeper leagues where prospects are rarely kept. These tiers serve as a way to rank prospects based on their fantasy potential for 2020. The rankings are not perfect — there are players I would take over a player or two in the tier(s) above them — but the tiered system is a nice way to get a feel for the type of prospect in whom you are investing.

TIER ONE – Top-40 Starting Pitchers

1. Sixto Sanchez, RHP, Marlins

2. Ian Anderson, RHP, Atlanta

This is the first time in the history of this article that I have led things off with pitching. It speaks to the state of the top of the prospect ranks — eight of my top-10 prospects are hitters who probably won’t debut within the first couple months of this season. It also speaks to the state of the pitching inventory in redraft leagues. Sanchez and Anderson feel like guys you would be able to get after the first 10 rounds of a 15-team league in a normal season, but the starting pitching pool dries up so fast that Anderson has been going at the 6/7 turn in 15-teamers while Sanchez has been going around the 8/9 turn.

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