Welcome to the Harvest! This is the first installment of Baseball Farm’s annual prospect draft. We’ve collected some of our favorite baseball writers from the depths of the internet to join us for a draft and hold prospect league.
Here are this year’s participants (with Twitter handle in parenthesis):
Phil Goyette – Baseball Farm (@PhilOfSports)
Chip Bourne – Baseball Farm (@ccbournejr)
Christopher Williamson – Baseball Farm (@GoldyHarpTrout)
Paul Ladd – Prospects1500 (@IgnatiusJReill7)
Ryan Ortiz – Prospects1500 (@ortizme93)
John Calvagno – Notes from the Sally (@SALNotes)
Kim Contreras – FutureSox (@Cu_As)
Jason Woodell – Baseball Prospectus (@JasonAtTheGame)
Ralph Lifshitz – Razzball (@ProspectJesus)
Nick O’Neal – Ultra-D Dynasty League (@Nick_Knack)
‘The Evil Triumvirate’ Chris Jensen, Adin Miller, Erran Smith (@cj_jensen @adincmiller) – Ultra-D Dynasty League
You can follow the progress of the draft here.
Here are the parameters for the competition:
15 round snake draft to fill a roster of:
C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, LF, CF, RF, DH, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP
Eligibility: any player under 150 MLB ABs and 50 MLB IPs
Draft and hold, roto scoring in the following categories:
Hitters: OBP, R, RBI, SB, HR, Levels Gained, Final Position on BaseballFarm Top-100 headed into 2019
Pitchers: QS, ERA, WHIP, K/9, SV, Levels gained, Final Position on BaseballFarm Top-100 headed into 2019
Levels gained: Total net levels gained for each prospect on the team which will work like a roto counting category. If a player breaks camp with the big league team, that counts as +1 level. If a player makes the MLB, he gets credit for his MLB stats in addition to his MiLB stats.
Final Position on Baseball Farm Top-100: Based on our aggregated ‘Plum Prospects’ rankings heading into 2019, you will get points for each individual prospect you have ranked, based on the tier he’s ranked in:
1-10 – 10 points each
11 – 20 – 9 points each
91-100 – 1 point each
We will track the stats and give updates during the season, with a final recap article at the end of the year.