In part two of the six-part series, I look at the American League Central and the prospects you need to know for dynasty leagues. We are already two months into the season, so there have been plenty of graduations from the lists. Andrew Vaughn, Alex Kirilloff, Trevor Larnach, Casey Mize, and Michael Kopech have all surpassed prospect eligibility. While plenty of high-level talent has moved on, it gives other players a chance to move up. There are a handful of relatively unknown players who have made noise and find themselves on these lists.

Each farm system possesses a different combination of talent at various levels of development. While I struggled to find suitable players to fill out the White Sox list, I had an equally difficult time narrowing down the Indians to 20 players. Some of the prospects who didn’t make the cut would be firmly on the list in other organizations. As usual, there is a wide range of ages, skill sets, levels, upside, and floor for all your dynasty needs. You can filter each team by their primary position, age, and level to look for the type of player your team is missing.

With the 2021 MLB draft currently unfolding, I have decided to wait before including the newly drafted players in these lists. A significant number of players will be added in the coming weeks and months. I have a general understanding of where players could fall on the lists, but I want to do the proper research before dulling out rankings. There is in-depth coverage of the event, and I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the players early and often. I plan to cover the class from a FYPD perspective in a future article.

In case you missed it, here is part one of the series covering the AL West. Once all six divisions are released, I plan to have it running like a well-oiled machine. As I mentioned previously, no list will be identical. The world of prospects is not too different from the stock market. I hope some of the rankings I’ve made here will open your eyes to a new player. Or potentially, seeing someone higher than you expected will give you that extra boost to make that trade offer or deep-league stash.

 

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Yoelqui Cespedes1OFAA23
Jose Rodriguez22BA20
Benyamin Bailey3OFR19
Jared Kelley4RHPA19
Bryan Ramos53BA19
Jake Burger63BMLB24
Gavin Sheets71BMLB25
Micker Adolfo8OFAAA24
Jason Bilous9RHPAA23
Norge Vera10RHPR21
Andrew Dalquist11RHPA20
Matthew Thompson12RHPA20
Jonathan Stiever13RHPAAA24
Blake Rutherford14OFAAA24
James Beard15OFA20
Chase Krogman16OFA20
Yolbert Sanchez172BAA24
Bailey Horn18LHPA+23
Dario Borrero19OFR17
Victor Quezada20SSR17

CLEVELAND INDIANS

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Tyler Freeman1SSAA22
George Valera2OFA+20
Angel Martinez32BA19
Daniel Espino4RHPA+20
Logan Allen5LHPAA22
Brayan Rocchio6SSA+20
Nolan Jones73BAAA23
Jhonkensy Noel83BA20
Isaiah Greene9OFR19
Aaron Bracho102BA+20
Gabriel Arias11SSAAA21
Xzavion Curry12RHPA+22
Petey Halpin13OFA19
Carson Tucker14SSR19
Tanner Burns15RHPA+22
Ethan Hankins16RHPA20
Bo Naylor17CAA21
Owen Miller182BAAA24
Jose Tena19SSA+20
Oscar Gonzalez20OFAAA23

DETROIT TIGERS

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Spencer Torkelson13BAA21
Riley Greene2OFAA20
Matt Manning3RHPAAA23
Dillon Dingler4CAA22
Gage Workman5SSA+21
Daniel Cabrera6OFA+22
Roberto Campos7OFR18
Cristian Santana8SSR17
Daz Cameron9OFMLB24
Jose De La Cruz10OFR18
Colt Keith112BA19
Derek Hill12OFMLB25
Parker Meadows13OFA+23
Bryant Packard14OFA+23
Adinso Reyes15SSR19
Wenceel Perez162BA+21
Abel Bastidas17SSR17
Joey Wentz18LHPAA23
Elvin Rodriguez19RHPAA23
Trei Cruz20SSA23

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Bobby Witt Jr.1SSAAA21
Nick Pratto21BAAA22
Asa Lacy3LHPA+21
Daniel Lynch4LHPMLB24
Erick Pena5OFR18
Jackson Kowar6RHPAAA24
MJ Melendez7CAA22
Kyle Isbel8OFAAA24
Angel Zerpa9LHPAA21
Jonathan Bowlan10RHPAAA24
Daniel Vasquez11SSR17
Darryl Collins12OFA19
Nick Loftin13SSA22
Drew Parrish14LHPAA23
Alec Marsh15LHPAA23
Tyler Gentry16OFA+22
Ben Hernandez17RHPA20
Lucius Fox18SSAAA24
Austin Cox19LHPAA24
Luis Echenique20OFR18

MINNESOTA TWINS

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Royce Lewis1SSAA21
Jose Miranda23BAAA23
Jordan Balazovic3RHPAA22
Jhoan Duran4RHPAAA23
Matt Canterino5RHPAA23
Josh Winder6RHPAAA24
Keoni Cavaco7SSA20
Misael Urbina8OFA19
Aaron Sabato91BA22
Matt Wallner10OFA+23
Gilberto Celestino11OFMLB22
Joe Ryan12RHPAAA25
Cole Sands13RHPAA23
Edouard Julien142BA+22
Spencer Steer153BAA23
Drew Strotman16RHPAAA24
Alerick Soularie17OFA22
Emmanuel Rodriguez18OFR18
Kala'i Rosario19OFR19
Danny De Andrade20SSR17