This article is part of our Farm Futures series.
First off, I want to apologize to all the loyal subscribers for the lack of updates to the top 400 prospect rankings over the past couple weeks. It's been a major source of anxiety for me, as I take a great deal of pride in delivering the best, most up-to-date fantasy prospect rankings in the industry. Instead of trying to half-ass it, I've opted to focus exclusively on preparing our draft content for Monday and Tuesday (we will have real-time player notes through the first four rounds). I don't have time to focus on amateur prospects year round, so when the draft comes, I need to hunker down and do my homework, and unfortunately that comes at the expense of the top 400.
I promise that after the draft is complete, all my time and energy will go toward a full top 400 update that should be ready to go live by the second week of June. Thank you for your patience in this regard. Quality is the No. 1 thing I strive for, and sometimes that means you won't get everything you want, when you want it.
Here is a preview of what I've been working on – the top 20 fantasy prospects from this year's draft class. As always, these rankings will change a bit after the draft, but this should serve as a useful snapshot of the players you need to be most aware of heading into the draft.
1. Jonathan India, 3B/2B/SS, Florida