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.
Hello and welcome back to the PROSPECTS ONLY portion of our ranking SZN, continuing on with 1B! With the position being towards the end of the defensive spectrum, it’s regularly a thin position for prospects. Teams often try to keep players at premium positions as long as possible, though the
WELCOME BACK!!! These long winter months can be some of the darkest of the year (figuratively and literally) and even more so this year, with that thing-that-shall-not-be-named halting a boondoggle of an offseason. But fear not, restless readers. The Dynasty Guru is here to the rescue. Our brave group of
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
The Triple Play is back for a fourth season! This regular feature is usually broken down by senior writer Paul Monte but this week and for the rest of the season writer Phil Barrington takes over. Never fear, he is still joined by a rotating panel of some of the
Vidal Brujan (Photograph: Twitter, @vidalbrujan) This article provides peak MLB projections for prospects incorporating their MILB statistics through the games of June 7th.
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.
First we discuss “bottom feeders”. These guys are at the bottom of lists and sometimes not found on multiple lists. The guys fitting this criteria are Jahmai Jones, Nick Pratto and Bubba Thompson. Then we move into listener recommended players. We discuss Hans Crouse, Jacob Nix, Lazaro Armenteros, MJ Melendez,
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