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Farm Futures: Short-Season / Rookie Hitter Index

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.

For serious dynasty league owners, the start of Short-Season and Rookie league play is one of the best times of the year. We finally get to see what that shiny new toy looks like in game action. Between now and the end of the season, prospects from these leagues will emerge as top-400, top-200, and even top-100 prospects. It was this time last year when Royce Lewis, Keston Hiura, Jo Adell, Luis Robert, Drew Waters, Tirso Ornelas, Heliot Ramos, Calvin Mitchell, Jeisson Rosario, Jhailyn Ortiz, and Esteury Ruiz began putting together their resumes. Now all 11 of those hitters are top-60 prospects in dynasty leagues. If you are asleep at the wheel over the next two months, you will miss out on the next crop of exciting, toolsy teenage building blocks in leagues that allow in-season pickups.

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