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2022 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty Prospect RankingsProspect TalkScouting the Statline

This prospect rankings article updates my offseason prospect projections piece, making use of my research on aging and the minor leagues featured at ‘Scout the Stat Line,’ a website Ross Jensen and I co-publish.

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2022 Dynasty Baseball Rankings

Hello and welcome back to the PROSPECTS ONLY portion of our ranking SZN, continuing on with the second half of our 3B rankings! While the first 15 prospects were clear to our rankers, the second half is truly subjective. Only 4 prospects from today’s list appeared within all our rankers’

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2021 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty Prospect RankingsScouting the Statline

This article continues an annual series providing peak projections for prospects. The projections are derived from peak major league equivalencies that use my (Jordan’s) aging curves and league translations to convert every player’s statistics to the same peak MLB (American League) baseline, making it easier to compare players at different

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2020 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect RankingsScouting the Statline

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.

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2021 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Baseball RankingsProspect Talk

Welcome, friends. We’ve reached our final destination in the 2021 prospect ranking system. We hope that you’ve enjoyed every stop along the way, from catchers all the way around the diamond, through the outfield, and back to the mound for the pitchers. What a ride!

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Dynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect Rankings

The bottom half of our third base prospect list for 2021 is chock full of high-upside players from the lower minors and below! Some of these guys are fresh out of the amateur ranks and have yet to see even one pitch of pro ball, but don’t let that scare

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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 RankingsScouting the Statline

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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Dynasty Prospect RankingsScouting the Statline

Our ranks are based on peak MLB wOBA translations for minor leaguers. Peak MLB wOBA is 2019 minor league wOBA adjusted for aging and league difficulty. For example, say a 20-year-old posts a .400 wOBA in the Triple-A International League in 2019. Adjusted for league difficulty, this performance is equivalent

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