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.
Scouting the Statline focuses on using aging curves and major league equivalencies to generate peak projections. Peak projections put all minor and major leaguers on equal footing for comparative purposes, allowing us to easily build data-based rankings and leaderboards.
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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