Top Fantasy Baseball Prospects Rankings for Week 13 (2022)

We’re back for another week of our fantasy baseball prospects ranking series, reviewing MLB prospects for fantasy impacts in 2022. This week was Brayan Bello week and to be honest it was a little disappointing. There was so much hype all week as we knew he would be making his debut on Wednesday and in the end the Rays beat him. That happens to young pitchers from time to time and that’s the way it goes.

At the time of writing, Bello has not been chosen and will therefore not be on the list this week. Last week he was No. 8. Also, David Villar was called up by the San Francisco Giants and will not be on the list either. Last week he was 20th because I didn’t think he would be called up until September, but technically he would be in the top 10. Darick Hall was also called up last week; last week he was #10 on the list.

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Top MLB Prospect Rankings for Fantasy Baseball

The following list is for 2022 redesigned fantasy baseball leagues. These are MLB prospects, rookies, and call-ups potentially making a rest-of-season fantasy baseball impact in 2022. If prospects are called up, they will be removed from the leaderboard. You can also check out our top 250 fantasy baseball dynasty prospects for longer-term prospects.

Fantasy Baseball Prospect Rankings #1-5

Not much has changed in this order. In my opinion, these are the top five prospects who stand a chance of an appointment. David Vargas is the No. 1 for the second straight week. The Dodgers are extremely loyal to Justin Turner, and while Turner has picked it up lately, he’s someone who could get DFA if he cools off again.

Gabriel Arias went to the show for a cup of coffee but is now back in the minors. I still believe in his talent. If Cleveland is hoping to make the postseason, they could use his help. He needs a little more time in Triple-A to shake off the rust of a long layoff.

Max Meyer skips DL Hall and again becomes the top pitcher on the list. Meyer seems healthy. He has three earned runs and 18 strikeouts in his last four starts (16.2 innings). Trevor Rogers keeps fighting and the team also counts on Braxton Garrett and Daniel Castano. Meyer could help them. Miami is in the wildcard race so a promotion would make sense, although they could potentially strike a deal as well.

Fantasy Baseball Prospect Rankings #6-10

DL Hall drops to six. Some lost faith after two bumpy starts. He rebounded with a four-inning game and eight strikeouts on July 1 and a six-inning game and 14 strikeouts on July 6. His rise likely hinges on either injury or Baltimore being able to get back into wildcard racing. Baltimore had a successful June, their first successful month since 2017. They are 4-2 to start July.

Jonathan Aranda is also back on the list and is re-elected to the minors. He only made three plate appearances in two games for the Rays.

Nick Pratto rounds out the top 10 with .363 OBP, 15 HRs and eight SBs in 70 games played. They are in no hurry to call someone when they don’t need to. At the same time, this team stinks, and they could move up the trades from several guys this month.

Fantasy Baseball Prospect Rankings #11-25

This class are guys that I’m not sure how much confidence I have in them to make any difference this season. Really, they’re somewhat interchangeable at this stage.

Gunnar Henderson is in 12th place. He dominates Triple-A with a .386 OBP, five HRs and three steals in 25 games played.

Triston Casas falls to 17th and continues to fall. He hits a tee shot and hasn’t played a baseball game in almost two months.

Hunter Brown is a prospect I like, but his role if he were called up is likely to be in the bullpen rather than a closer. He has made 11 starts and five relief appearances in Triple-A. He has a 33% strikeout rate, but also a 10% walk rate that needs improvement. He has great speed and a lot of potential.

Matt Brash and Oswald Peraza complete the list. I don’t think Brash is bad, and I could easily see him making some starts for Seattle in 2022. Peraza is a bit harder. He’s most likely a 2023 guy, but he has 10 home runs and 17 steals in 61 games. His walking rate (7.7%) is low and has only an OBP of 0.310. For fantasy purposes, he could be stealing a lot of bases with double-digit home runs. However, you can’t let him run with the likes of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in the lineup. We won’t know until it happens.

Recognitions: Pedro Leon, SS/OF; Cade Cavalli, SP; Ken Waldichuk SP; Kaleb Kilian SP;

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