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
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
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.
As the calendar approaches March, many dynasty leagues are preparing for first year player drafts. While the recently released 2019 Top 500 Fantasy Prospects includes the vast majority of first year player draft prospects, it may be difficult to separate such players from the pack. As such, these rankings specifically focus on
Catcher is easily the most shallow fantasy position. As arguably the most important defensive position in baseball, catchers rarely boast impressive offensive profiles. Furthermore, due to the learning curve and physical toll, catcher prospects carry enormous risk and require patience. Only 5-6 catcher prospects deserve a roster spot in shallower
Following the 2018 MLB Draft and the beginning of the 2018-2019 international signing period, The Dynasty Guru gathered ten baseball writers to participant in a prospect draft. The participants include writers from several top fantasy baseball websites, including Baseball Prospectus, Baseball HQ, Fantrax, Razzball, Rotowire, and Rotoworld. The prospect draft began
June marks an exciting time for those who follow prospects! While the MLB Draft draws a lot of attention, short season leagues are just getting underway. As such, although the minor league season passed its halfway point, it is just starting for numerous intriguing prospects.
Last week at The Dynasty Guru, we examined infield, outfield, and pitching prospects with increasing and decreasing fantasy value. In addition, we examined where MLB Draft prospects fell within the Top 200. As the culmination of the monthly review and update, and given the influx of talent from the MLB Draft, we shall revisit the
The 2018 MLB Draft is in the books! After the dust settled, most of the prospects detailed in the 2018 Top MLB Draft Fantasy Prospects, May 2018 found homes. Some did not. Where do these prospects potentially fall among the Top 200 Fantasy Prospects?