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Cal Raleigh

Digging for Diamonds

In dynasty baseball, the are two ‘rules’ you constantly hear in podcasts or read in articles. Number 1: There is no such thing as a pitching prospect (“TINSTAPP”). Number 2: Never draft catchers. As with most things, these should not be viewed as absolutes. While I was working on updating

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2020 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty Prospect Rankings

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

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Dynasty BaseballProspect Talk

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

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Dynasty Prospect Rankings

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

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2019 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect RankingsProspect Talk

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.

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Keston Hiura
2019 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect RankingsProspect Talk

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.

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Nolan Gorman
2019 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect Rankings

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

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Francisco Mejia
2019 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect Rankings

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

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Peter Alonso
2018 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDigging for DiamondsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect RankingsProspect Talk

Each month, The Dynasty Guru will provide a prospect update that includes 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. At the beginning of August, TDG reviewed

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