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
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
Each month, The Dynasty Guru will provide a prospect update, including notable performances (good and bad), assignments, promotions, trades, injuries, and suspensions. Most importantly, the monthly update will examine prospects with increasing and decreasing fantasy value, from the elite to the obscure.
Each month, The Dynasty Guru will provide a prospect update, including notable performances (good and bad), assignments, promotions, trades, injuries, and suspensions. Most importantly, the monthly update will examine prospects with increasing and decreasing fantasy value, from the elite to the obscure. At the beginning of April, TDG reviewed early assignments, injuries, and
Second base is the land of misfit shortstops. Be they too small, too large, too weak-armed, or too immobile, these players fell down the defensive spectrum and landed at second base. However, this does not mean second base prospects cannot hit or hit for power. While second base is presently
June marks an exciting time for those who follow prospects! While the MLB Draft draws a lot of attention, short season leagues are just getting underway. As such, although the minor league season passed its halfway point, it is just starting for numerous intriguing prospects.
Recently, The Dynasty Guru released the 2018 Top 200 Fantasy Prospects, representing the culmination of over 40 days of prospect positional rankings. In closing, the final thoughts briefly touched upon two vital considerations (flexibility and risk) when ranking fantasy prospects. Last week, we explored where owners actually select prospects in dynasty drafts, emphasizing ranking
The Dynasty Guru recently released the annual, consensus rankings of the top 50 fantasy second basemen in dynasty leagues (#1-20 and #21-50), detailing several second base prospects. The following rankings focus upon, and dive deeper into, fantasy second base prospects. Second base is the land of misfit shortstops. Be they