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 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.
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
Happy New Year’s Eve! What better way to ring in the new year than with nearly 6,500 words about outfield prospects?! Like shortstop, outfield is a deep position in baseball, attracting both speedy, elite defensive players and plodding sluggers. A step above the defensive spectrum from first base and often
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
In less than two weeks, the 2018 MLB Draft will begin on Monday, June 4th! Over three days, and forty rounds, teams will select over 1,200 players. Only a small portion of those players will even sign with a team, let alone reach the major leagues. On Day 1, teams