The following list is the culmination of my work on my personal hitter rankings.
Who? I’ve only ranked hitters, and I’ve only ranked hitters who have not made their MLB debut.
How does it work? It’s a heuristic ranking. Each hitter gets an overall score from 0-15. Points are awarded for:
Read More RANKINGS: The Goyette Hitter Ranks
So far, all my prospect writeups have focused on position players hailing them all as potential Phenoms.
Read More The Crop Rotation – Brusdar Graterol and Matt Manning
Today I’m going to try my hand at evaluating pitchers. As many do in fantasy, I buy into the adage of
there is no such thing as a pitching prospect (shorted to TINSTAAPP, still a mouthful but wouldn’t call
people in the fantasy baseball community creative, so we might have to outsource for a better name).
Instead of spending an entire article on one pitching prospect and most likely looking like an idiot when
he doesn’t turn out. I’m going to hedge my bets a bit and highlight 2 of my personal favorites when it
comes to young arms. This way I double my chances of picking a successful pitcher down the line.
We’ve used scouting reports, our proprietary roto scoring method, and our Prospect of the Week lists to create our Farmhand Team of the Month for August, 2018:
Read More Farmhand Team of the Month: August
Fiery starter with a big time FB (touches 99) which he struggles to control. Looks like a boom-or-bust type of starter at this point in his career. Needs to improve command and both secondary offerings to have a shot to stick in the rotation. There is a wide variance of outcomes here. He could lock everything down, improve his secondaries, and have SP2 upside. Or, he could just be LOOGY who walks too many guys and gives up too many HRs. There are also health concerns with his delivery (despite the fact that he’s already underwent TJS). If you draft McClanahan, be prepared to take on risk.
Read More 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Shane McClanahan
Always searching for the Next Phenom, I have set my sights on yet another talented Tampa Bay middle infielder. 20-year-old Vidal Brujan is next on my plate as I determine whether he is capable of holding the mantle as the Next Phenom. Brujan was signed as an international free agent back in 2014 and made his professional debut in 2015 at 18 years old. He is currently in A+ ball and is performing so well that he caught the eyes of my readers and has been recommended to me multiple times, so I decided to check him out. Sufficed to say I’m impressed with the player who currently ranks 8th in our Seasonal Hitters Statistical Rankings this season (you can see them here.)
Read More The Next Phenom – Vidal Brujan
MVP of 2017 UA All-American game. Surprisingly dropped to TB at #16 in the draft. He’s going to need time to develop a starters mentality. He’s tall with an athletic frame that can add more muscle. The curveball is a major weapon already. Fastball control and consistency needs work. Will need to polish one of his other secondaries to stick in the bullpen. At 18, he’s still a long way from the Majors, but he has SP3 upside.
Read More 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Matthew Liberatore
Always searching for the Next Phenom, I have settled my sights on a different type of player. While this next player might not have the ceiling of other guys I have covered in this series, I think he’s a prospect that has been overlooked and could be helpful to those in dynasty leagues: Isaac Paredes, 19 year-old SS in the Detroit Tigers’ system.
Read More The Next Phenom – Isaac Paredes
In anticipation of the upcoming first-year player drafts in dynasty and keeper leagues, the Baseball Farm team is compiling a First-Year Player Draft Guide. Here is the running list of Pitchers and Hitters who have received our ‘Bottom Line’ treatment so far, with links to complete scouting reports. For now, the players are separated into ‘Tiers’. They will be ranked within their tiers later in the offseason (when all the Bottom Line reports are completed):
Read More 2018 FARMHAND CROP – RUNNING LIST
Cuban OF signed by the Dodgers on March 1 for the new maximum deal of $300k. Video nonexistent, info is scant, so I’m basically scouting the stat lines for now, with the very big caveat that the stats are primarily from the DSL and are therefore quite unreliable. Listed at 6’1″, 180 lbs. He’s got a nice patience, power, and speed profile. Led the DSL in HR (9) at the time of his promotion. He recently moved up to the AZL Dodgers, so hopefully, we will get some more info and possibly some video on this prospect before draft time in the spring.
Read More 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Andy Pages
High school bat out of New Hampshire who probably dropped to the CBA round because he was a high school bat out of New Hampshire. The power is real, the swing is relatively simple and quick. He’s even flashed a little speed thus far. He’s a potential helium prospect who could rise quickly up rankings if he hits a ton of HRs. Coors Field is icing on the cake. He’s a prospect you probably need to overvalue for fantasy purposes.
Read More 2018 Farmhand Crop: Grant Lavigne