Phil Goyette

Contributions from Phil

  • Chicago White Sox: State of the System

    Chicago White Sox: State of the System

    Intro – Spring Training 2017 In the spring of 2017, I was lucky enough to take a trip to Arizona to see family and attend some spring training games. I was up early my first day to race to Camelback Ranch as soon as the gates opened. 2017 was really a sea change for the […]Read More »
  • DIGGING DATA: 2018’s Strawberry Start Studs

    DIGGING DATA: 2018’s Strawberry Start Studs

    Back in the halcyon days before Baseball Farm was born, Chip Bourne created a methodology for determining which hitters and pitchers at each MiLB level had the best performances on the prior day. Tweaking the pitching performance data to determine the 'best' starts proved to be surprisingly tricky. So Chip came up with a formula which we have christened the "Strawberry Start Ratio" (SSR). The SSR is inspired by Baseball HQ's work on the PQS …Read More »
  • Fantasy FV Player Examples

    Fantasy FV Player Examples

    Various hitter profiles using our Fantasy FV system, per a reader's request.Read More »
  • DIGGING DATA: 2018’s Top Blueberry Hitters

    DIGGING DATA: 2018’s Top Blueberry Hitters

    Phil uses our Blueberry rankings to pick some of 2018's top hitting performances.Read More »
  • Fantasy FV 2.0: Turning real-life projections into fantasy ones

    Fantasy FV 2.0: Turning real-life projections into fantasy ones

    Chip has created a new toy for Baseball Farm. A "Fantasy FV" system which takes prospect projections and converts them into hypothetical future fantasy contributions. Phil looks at some examples.Read More »
  • Pitch charting: Brady Singer (6/1 vs Jacksonville U.)

    Pitch charting: Brady Singer (6/1 vs Jacksonville U.)

    I've been breaking down scouting reports and tape in a final push to complete my First-Year Player Draft Guide for dynasty leagues (should be available January 1). One player that I'm having a hard time finalizing is Brady Singer. I just can't get a read on if he's going to stick as an SP and what his ultimate upside is there. So, thanks to YouTube, I decided to sit down and chart a full start of …Read More »
  • What’s Happening in Houston?

    What’s Happening in Houston?

    It's November, so I'm digging through 2018 seasonal data. Today, I was looking at some of the top pitching performances according to our Seasonal Pitcher Statistical Rankings, and I kept running into the same thing. Astros. Everywhere I looked there were Astros pitching prospects having great seasons:Read More »
  • 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Jordan Qsar

    2018 FARMHAND CROP: Jordan Qsar

    2018 1st-team All-American out of Pepperdine. Raised eyebrows with a big-time performance in the wood bat WCL in 2017. Good athlete who was a 2-way player in college. Will need to reign in the swing-and-miss in his game, which will continue to get exposed as he moves up the ladder. He's a watchlist guy for me right now. Let him slide in the draft and follow what he does in Full Season ball in 2019.Read More »
  • 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Niko Decolati

    2018 FARMHAND CROP: Niko Decolati

    Pioneer League Mid-Season All-Star rebounded from a tough spring with a strong pro debut this summer. College shortstop who played primarily in RF this year, could also handle 3B duties. He's a quick, strong, well-coordinated athlete. Big questions about his hit tool, but his K-rate was palatable this year. If his hit tool lets him tap into his raw power, he's a potential sleeper.Read More »
  • 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Drew Avans

    2018 FARMHAND CROP: Drew Avans

    Dodgers' 33-round choice signed for $5k out of Southeast Lousiana. Stats and video scouting show that there is a hit tool lurking here. He's got the ability to hit for enough power to punish mistakes. He's probably not going to be a CF in professional ball, but range and arm are good enough for the OF. Was excellent on the basepaths in his pro debut as well. He's got a 4th OF profile, but there's …Read More »