Scouting the Statline focuses on using aging curves and major league equivalencies to generate peak projections. Peak projections put all minor and major leaguers on equal footing for comparative purposes, allowing us to easily build data-based rankings and leaderboards.
The first skill I look at is the hit tool when analyzing prospects. I believe that this is the most crucial tool for hitters, as everything else is tied to it. What good is 80-grade power if you cannot make contact with the ball? How many bases can plus speed
Past Performance Indicates Future Returns?? In 2019, we began publishing a historical list of the best projected MiLB hitters over time. You can see the first version of this list here. Since then, we have refined and dramatically improved our methodologies, but the purpose of this exercise remains the same.
…picture a man, 32, hunched over a laptop, tired fingers flying as he ranks an abnormally long list of other grown baseball persons, pitting them against each other with make-believe furor…he takes a deep breath and… Hey everybody, your friendly neighborhood dynasty dad here. I’m glad you’re back for some
During the offseason, our staff has worked tirelessly to rank, debate, re-rank, and write up more than 600 players to help dynasty leaguers on their road to glory. As is typical, we put a bow on this offseason process with the following dynasty top 500. If you’re interested and able,
Prospect Spotlight: Julio Rodríguez, OF, SEA Before the spring of 2019 I was standing in the front office of the Everett Aquasox talking with my contact about the upcoming season. I mentioned I played fantasy baseball, specifically dynasty and if there was anyone I should be paying attention to from
According to Baseball America, the Baltimore Orioles have the best farm system in all of baseball. Not only do they have one of the top hitting prospects in all baseball in Adley Rutschman, but the top pitching prospect as well, Grayson Rodriguez. There are several other players worth mentioning, but
Hello and welcome to the PROSPECTS ONLY portion of our ranking SZN, beginning with (love ’em or hate ’em) catching prospects! While not the safest position to invest your prospect capital in, it is a position in fantasy baseball, nobody gravitates to catcher. Meaning the guys on this list, are
This is a companion piece to our annual Top 40 Dynasty League Catchers series, which you can find here and here and here. The opinions below are my own and do not reflect the TDG consensus. Each of these players has plenty of fans among my colleagues. The first draft