Top fantasy baseball prospects for 2018

Francisco Mejia has witnessed the Indians' run to the playoffs firsthand, but will likely play a bigger role in their success in 2018. Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire

If you are lucky enough to still be competing for a league championship, congratulations to you. If, let's just say, a combination of injuries to Bryce Harper and Clayton Kershaw in your auction league ruined your season months ago, you are like the rest of us who are already looking toward next season.

So let's talk about prospects.

Unlike the traditional top-10 lists, I am including prospects currently in the majors who are currently maintaining rookie eligibility (fewer than 130 at-bats, 50 innings or 45 qualified days on the roster). The list is also concentrated on 2018. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is a tremendous prospect, but realistically will spend most of the year in New Hampshire. That will not help your quest next season. Things like position and opportunity at the Major League level also carry more weight than pure ability.

With that in mind, here are the top-10 prospects you need to know for 2018...