Grouping Minor League Hitters by Power & Contact

I am going to make a confession. I love combing through minor league data. It is fun to search the minor league leaderboards and try to find those few players that come out of nowhere to become big league regulars. Do not get me wrong, I enjoy watching the top prospects in the game likeContinue reading “Grouping Minor League Hitters by Power & Contact”

Your Team’s Prospects Are Probably Not Going to Work Out

Serious prospect hounds know that only about 10% of minor leaguers ever participate in a Major League game in their career. However, even the most discerning fans can be deluded into believing that their team’s farm system can overcome the odds and build a perennial contender based on their farm system alone. I decided toContinue reading “Your Team’s Prospects Are Probably Not Going to Work Out”

How Much Value is Really in the Farm System?

Everyone knows that a strong farm system is the key to the long-term success of a Major League organization. What team would not want all-star players at below market rates? These players make it possible for organizations to field competitive teams and stay beneath the luxury tax threshold, but how much value can an organizationContinue reading “How Much Value is Really in the Farm System?”

An Analysis of Minor League Development Paths

For years, Major League Baseball organizations and their fans have focused on their prospects. They wonder who will make it to the Majors, how productive they will be and when they can be expected to contribute at the Major League level. I attempted to answer these questions by looking at drafted players from prior yearsContinue reading “An Analysis of Minor League Development Paths”