Dynasty Prospect Rankings
How much weight should one give to college performance?
We finally got a taste of baseball action this past week with the MLB Draft. Due to COVID-19 and ownership (eyeroll), the draft was only five rounds this year. The draft class itself was easily one of the most talented classes in recent memory. Unlike last year, the class was
How to best make sense of the recent proliferation of information on minor league hitters, specifically power metrics? This is a question I’ve been struggling with in the last few weeks/months (does anyone keep track of time anymore?) regarding minor league fly ball distance, exit velocity, and exit velocity on
This article features a list of the top 75 starting pitching prospects by peak true-talent ERA (an average of xFIP and kwERA). It leverages Clay Davenport’s excellent minor-league translations work; translations can be found for every minor leaguer at claydavenport.com. Seriously, if you don’t have it bookmarked, please stop what
Throughout 2019, The Dynasty Guru maintained projected peak wOBA leaderboards to help indicate the best minor league hitting performances throughout the year. The final 2019 update to the leaderboards was posted on 9/3/2019, at the end of the minor league season. To view these results, please follow this link. We’ve
Wander Franco (Left photograph: Rob Tringali / MLB Photos via Getty Images); Julio Rodriguez (Right photograph: wv_power, The Official Instagram for the West Virginia Power) Over the past year, I’ve developed translations that convert minor league statistics to their equivalent MLB statistics. I’ve also built aging curves to project when
Our ranks are based on peak MLB wOBA translations for minor leaguers. Peak MLB wOBA is 2019 minor league wOBA adjusted for aging and league difficulty. For example, say a 20-year-old posts a .400 wOBA in the Triple-A International League in 2019. Adjusted for league difficulty, this performance is equivalent
Earlier this month at The Dynasty Guru, I examined infield and outfield prospects with increasing and decreasing fantasy value. Unfortunately, I was unable to complete the pitching prospect update this month. However, these rankings will indicate movement among pitching prospects. With both the minor and major league regular seasons in
Each month, The Dynasty Guru will provide a prospect update, including notable performances (good and bad), assignments, promotions, trades, injuries, and suspensions. Most importantly, the monthly update will examine prospects with increasing and decreasing fantasy value, from the elite to the obscure.