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Collette Calls: Harper Still No. 1

Jason Collette

Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Towers of Power Baseball Hour Podcast on iTunes. He was selected as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2013.

Here are my latest rankings with the same caveats as the update in May:

I tilt more toward fantasy potential than MLB potential (and, yes, there is a difference)

I take positional history into play (please refer to last month's column for explanation)

I give those who have played in full-season leagues preference over players with only short-season league history and discount recent draftees that have not yet played in the minors.

I do not rank import players.

I do not consider college players prospects until they are signed with their major league organization and start producing in the minors. Sorry, no Anthony Rendon here.

I rarely consider relievers top 100 prospects because nearly all of them need to fail as starting prospects first.

I do not rank anyone that has already hit the majors this year as I am assuming that someone in your league has grabbed them on the waiver wire.

In all, 12 players dropped off the list from May due to promotions and nine other players were dropped off due to severe lack of performance, injury, or in the case of Tyler Matzek, coming down with Steve Blass disease.

New Previous Player LEV ORG POS
1 1 Bryce Harper A- WAS OF
2 2 Mike Trout AA LAA OF
3 5 Matt Moore AA TB LHP
4 7 Shelby Miller AA STL RHP
5 8 Manny Machado A- BAL SS
6 4 Julio Teheran AAA ATL RHP
7 16 Brett Lawrie AAA TOR 3B
8 9 Desmond Jennings AAA TB OF
9 10 Dustin Ackley AAA SEA 2B
10 13 Manny Banuelos AAA NYY LHP
11 18 Drew Pomeranz A+ CLE LHP
12 3 Jesus Montero AAA NYY C
13 6 Will Myers AA KC OF
14 11 Lonnie Chisenhall AAA CLE 3B
15 24 Devin Mesoraco AAA CIN C
16 14 Jason Kipnis AAA CLE 2B
17 37 Jake Odorizzi A+ KC RHP
18 12 Jacob Turner AA DET RHP
19 22 Martin Perez AA TEX LHP
20 17 Jameson Taillon A- PIT RHP
21 23 Brett Jackson AA CHC OF
22 26 Delin Betances AA NYY RHP
23 32 Casey Kelly AA SD RHP
24 33 Zach Wheeler A+ SF RHP
25 36 Kyle Gibson AAA MIN RHP
26 34 Aaron Hicks A+ MIN OF
27 35 Randall Delgado AA ATL RHP
28 31 Billy Hamilton A- CIN 2B
29 28 Derek Norris AA WAS C
30 15 Mike Montgomery AAA KC RHP
31 25 Nick Franklin A+ SEA SS
32 40 Yonder Alonso AAA CIN 1B
33 46 Robbie Erlin AA TEX LHP
34 48 Arodys Vizcaino AA ATL RHP
35 42 Zach Lee A- LAD RHP
36 52 Deck McGuire A+ TOR RHP
37 53 Alex Colome A+ TB RHP
38 55 Jurickson Profar A- TEX SS
39 60 Anthony Ranaudo A+ BOS RHP
40 62 Trayvon Robsinson AAA LAD OF
41 63 Matt Harvey A+ NYM RHP
42 64 Zack Cox AA STL 3B
43 66 Jaff Decker AA SD OF
44 68 Jarred Cosart A+ PHI RHP
45 69 Tyler Skaggs A+ ARI LHP
46 73 Reymond Fuentes A+ SD OF
47 20 Jarrod Parker AA ARI RHP
48 74 Liam Hendriks AA MIN RHP
49 75 Hak-Ju Lee A+ TB SS
50 81 Jonathan Villar AA HOU SS
51 84 James Darnell AA SDP 3B
52 NR Paul Goldschmidt AA ARI 1B
53 NR Jose Altuve AA HOU 2B
54 NR Neil Ramirez AAA TEX RHP
55 NR Tim Wheeler AA COL OF
56 58 Nick Castellanos A- DET 3B
57 NR Jedd Gyorko A+ SD 3B
58 54 Trey McNutt AA CHC RHP
59 41 Brody Colvin A+ PHI RHP
60 NR Eric Surkamp AA SF LHP
61 19 Wilin Rosario AA COL C
62 79 Zach Cozart AAA CIN SS
63 43 Yasmani Grandal A+ CIN C
64 49 Stetson Allie SS PIT RHP
65 29 Jean Segura A+ LAA 2B
66 27 Chris Carter AAA OAK 1B
67 NR Trevor May A+ PHI RHP
68 51 Chris Archer AA TB RHP
69 NR Joe Benson AA MIN OF
70 61 Tony Sanchez AA PIT C
71 70 Matt Dominguez AAA FLA 3B
72 44 Miguel Sano GCL MIN 3B
73 85 Brandon Guyer AAA TB OF
74 78 Christian Friedrich AA COL LHP
75 NR Colin Cowgill AAA ARI OF
76 NR Travis D'Arnaud AA TOR C
77 77 Nolan Arenado A+ COL 3B
78 80 Oswaldo Arcia A- MIN OF
79 NR Dayan Viciedo AAA CHA OF
80 30 Jonathan Singleton A+ PHI 1B
81 38 Michael Choice A+ OAK OF
82 88 Alex Torres AAA TB LHP
83 NR Tim Beckham AA TB SS
84 87 Grant Green AA OAK SS
85 39 Chris Dwyer AA KCR LHP
86 59 Christian Colon AA KC SS
87 NR Chase D'Arnaud AAA PIT SS
88 65 Wilmer Flores A+ NYM SS
89 82 Chad James A+ FLA LHP
90 47 Tanner Scheppers AAA PCL RHP
91 NR David Phelps AAA NYY RHP
92 NR Edwar Cabrera A- COL LHP
93 NR Ryan Lavarnway AAA BOS C
94 NR Brad Peacock AA WAS RHP
95 NR Matt Adams AA STL 1B
96 86 Matt Lipka A- ATL 2B
97 NR Tyler Moore AA WAS 1B
98 NR Kyle McPherson AA PIT RHP
99 NR Clint Robinson AAA KC 1B
100 NR Jose Ceda AAA FLA RHP

I am traveling to Pittsburgh this week, but leave me your questions and I will reply to them in the evening.