Taylor (@TCasesLoaded) and Joe (@joegarino) invite another new TDG writer, Sam Wirsching (@SamFBB1) on to the pod to discuss TDG’s consensus first basemen rankings heading into 2022. As always, be nice to yourself, be good to each other, and go get some cake. See you next week. Intro and
Keaton and Patrick, two absolute legends, hug it out on their last pod as co-hosts of the preeminent dynasty podcast. The dudes catch up amidst the lockout, hit the Five Tools of Fantasy Balls, give their last nominees for Top Podspect, and close out with a few listener questions.
The Kansas City Royals do not have the best track record with first base only prospects. They have had players that showed the ability to hit for power and average in the minors but never had MLB success. Kila Ka’aihue, Clint Robinson and Frank Schwindel are a few examples. Robinson
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
Many people will say that first base is shallow, but I’m afraid I have to disagree with that. While it may be top-heavy with not many players in the elite tier, there are many excellent hitters. For players with at least 200 plate appearances, 35 first basemen had a wRC+
Continuing with our highlights of the league’s top First Basemen, as judged by our collection of industry experts, below are the 11th through the 30th ranked players in the league. 11. Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies (Age: 29, Previous Rank: 10) Dropping one spot from last year, Rhys Hoskins finds himself
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
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