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Otto Lopez

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Otto Lopez, Second Baseman, 23 Toronto Blue Jays   On October 1st 1998, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, a right handed 2nd Base super-stud was born. Otto Ariel Lopez was his given name but I like to call him the most slept on 2nd Base prospect. Nay, the most slept

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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 first half of our 2B ranks! Plenty of talent available at the position, full of former first-round draft picks and other top prospects. The top two prospects were actually tied by our rankers,

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Nolan Gorman
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Continuing with our highlights of the league’s top Second Basemen, as judged by our collection of industry experts, below are the 11th through the 30th ranked players in the league. 11. Vidal Bruján, Tampa Bay Rays (Age: 24, Previous Rank: 10) Bruján really got the hype machine rolling last May.

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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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2021 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty Prospect RankingsScouting the Statline

Vidal Brujan (Photograph: Twitter, @vidalbrujan) This article provides peak MLB projections for prospects incorporating their MILB statistics through the games of June 7th.

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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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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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