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
The Dynasty Guru updates its peak performance leaderboards weekly. View the latest update here, updated as of 8/23/2019. As a reminder, the wOBA metric is designed to be a single variable that can inform how good a player’s overall hitting/plate approach quality is. Our wOBA calculations are meant to help
Each month, The Dynasty Guru will provide an outfield 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.
The 2019 MLB Draft begins today! Last week, I analyzed the top fantasy prospects available, from elite college performers to precocious prep prospects. As the draft progresses, I will note my pick-by-pick observations and the fantasy potential of each pick.