Taylor (@TCasesLoaded) and Joe (@JoeGarino) finally get back on a pod together to discuss the first few weeks of baseball and quickly chat about some risers in their upcoming Top-500 Dynasty Rankings for OBP Leagues. Intro and Outro: One Fine Day by Keep Calm and Podcast On (Podcast.co)
Note: data update 3/8/2021. Peak wRC+ and dynasty z-score are unchanged. Other metrics updated, but they remain consistent with peak wRC+ and dynasty z-score. See ‘Table note’ for more detail.
After a wild and crazy 2020 season, the 2021 MLB season is about to begin! Our staff of 27 writers and contributors have ranked, debated, re-ranked, and written up more than 600 players! Now for the big finale, the TDG Top 500 List.
In today’s episode, Taylor and Joe invite Jake Devereaux (@devjake) onto the show to discuss the latest TDG First Base consensus rankings. They talk general takeaways, why Triston Casas could be a star, get some rankings beef of their chests, and even do a little risk assessment to help
This is a companion piece to our annual Top 50 Dynasty League 1st Base series, which you can find here and here. The opinions below are my own and do not reflect the TDG consensus.
WELCOME BACK!!! Despite a scorching hot stove (I can’t believe the player you’re thinking of did or did not sign with the team you thought they would!), these long winter months can be some of the darkest of the year (figuratively and literally). But fear not, restless readers. The Dynasty
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.