2019 MLB Draft Guide: Utilizing Minor League Numbers
Matt Selz outlines the best way to view minor league statistics when evaluating youngsters for the 2019 fantasy baseball season.
Perhaps the most asked question during the fantasy baseball season, and just before it starts, is regarding call-ups and potential call-ups. Clearly getting the new, hot, young thing on your roster is a big part of bolstering your team’s stats during the season but missing on a guy like that can be see you drop down the standings quickly too. The world of minor league baseball can be complex to parse given the many different leagues and levels and stiffness of competition a prospect can be exposed to. However, there are a few hallmark stats to look at that can be helpful predictors for how a prospect may fair when reaching the majors.
While it’s true that many fantasy baseball leagues don’t in fact count sabermetric stats in the counting categories or the ratios, they can’t be fully ignored because often they are quite a good way to explain why a good had a year he had or didn’t have a year he was expected to in the majors. The same can be said for evaluating minor leaguers as...