Welcome, friends. We’ve reached our final destination in the 2021 prospect ranking system. We hope that you’ve enjoyed every stop along the way, from catchers all the way around the diamond, through the outfield, and back to the mound for the pitchers. What a ride!
Welcome back, friends! This round of prospect rankings kicks off our top 30 second basemen. The second base group is typically made up of bat-first middle infielders who don’t have the athleticism or defensive chops for the left side of the infield or more speed-oriented guys with similar defensive profiles.
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.
MLB Equivalency and Aging Curves On Monday, the Dynasty Guru debuted The Dynasty Guru’s Sortable MLB Equivalency Leaderboard, which projects 2019 MLB performance using Jordan Rosenblum’s MLB Equivalency Calculator and his research on typical MLB aging curves. In his article, Jordan shares a list of the top 50 projected offensive