As the dog days of summer turn to the heat of the pennant races, not to mention the quickly approaching end of the minor league season and several callups of top prospects, we present a late-season update of the Top 200 Prospect Rankings! While there are likely some ranks you
The minor league season is about 40 games old and we’re getting close to the point where stats are beginning to stabilize. While the season is still young we can at least look at player’s current performance and make projections or conclusions with more confidence. In our first post of
Even though the minor league baseball season is just underway, it’s already time to start looking for prospects that could be on the verge of power breakouts. We’re looking for players that have elite hit tools, the ability to left the ball, and have raw power. Early enough in the
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.