Welcome back to our positional prospect ranks with the bottom half of our top 20 1B ranks. First base is traditionally a very thin position for prospects, as it’s towards the bottom of the defensive spectrum and many major league 1B gravitate there in the majors, but few move through
The rankings continue! This week, the Gurus tackle first base, starting with #31-50. Enjoy and thanks for reading! 31) Luke Voit, Free Agent, (Age: 32, Previous Rank: 26) Voit flashed as a 29-year-old in 2020 and based on current trends that were also his peak. He had a shot at
What a flurry of deals last week at the trade deadline! TDG team is here to introduce you to some of the prospects moved, and in some cases talk a bit about how their value is affected. Prospects traded to American League teams was published earlier this week – We
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.
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
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
Vidal Brujan (Photograph: Twitter, @vidalbrujan) This article provides peak MLB projections for prospects incorporating their MILB statistics through the games of June 7th.
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