Alejandro De Aza
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
Last week, I generated an expected home runs per fly ball measure (xHR/FB) for minor leaguers based on their average fly ball distance and average exit velocity. The logic is this: a minor leaguer can be expected to hit a certain number of home runs per fly ball given their
Congratulations on surviving another off-season. Now that the new year is upon us, it’s time to spend the next month traveling across the positional landscape, labeling players with numbers that correspond to their value. It’s the very definition of freedom. A ton of hard work was put into these rankings,
In just one week the ALCS runner-up Baltimore Orioles lost baseball’s top HR hitter of 2014 and steady, long-time outfielder Nick Markakis. That’s a considerable amount of outfield production and with no free agent signings yet, it seems as if their replacements will come from within the organization. As it
With the #TDGX draft officially in the books, today I march on with picks from Rounds 11-20. My selections were all still healthy by the time I completed Round 20, so I was still riding the high of stealing my boy and No. 2 starter, Kris Medlen, two rounds earlier.
From the 21st of January to the 20th of February, the writers at TDG will be taking you through our rankings position-by-position. As I mentioned in the primer, this year we’re doing things a little differently. Instead of having my personal rankings up on this site, like last year, these
Not much of an introduction here for Part 2, as we’ll just jump right into the fold. The only thing to note is that here is where the underbelly of the position rests, and it causes there to be a minimal difference between a lot of players on this list.