MiLB Analysis

This is a site where I analyze minor league baseball prospects during baseball season. I am trying to find (for your leagues as well as mine) less-well-known prospects who are now putting up better skill numbers but the scouts haven’t written about them yet (much). During the off-season I don’t write because there are no stats to analyze, and there are other sites that publish what the scouts say.

To see who I have already analyzed, just click the MiLB Prospects tab to see the players.

What do I use in my analysis? In general, I take the player population in question, and simply divide it into quartiles. The top 25% are Excellent, the next 25% are Good, etc.

It’s not quite that simple. I eliminate older prospects, and I usually eliminate players so bad there is no owner in any of my leagues who would ever consider picking that player. Then I divide the remainder into quartiles.​

For this web site, I take the 100 “best” batters/pitchers from each of the AAA, AA and High-A leagues in the most recent minor league season, aggregate the lists, eliminated those 26 and older, and those at the extremes, and wind up with about 800 names each (batters and pitchers). For the 2019 season (remember, there was no 2020 minor league season), each category contained roughly 200 players.

Once we get 2021 numbers (about a month or so after minor leaguers start playing, whenever that is), I will update the metrics for the 2021 season. Until the season ends, I will bring to our attention players of interest who are showing intriguing skills on the field. Until then, enjoy the off-season.

Batters

Pitchers

Sources of Information

Baseball-Reference

Where I get most of the raw baseball statistics.


Baseball Savant

Where I get split charts and spray charts.


Minors Graphs on Prospects Live

Where I get trend charts.


BaseballHQ.com’s Minor League Baseball Analyst

Where I get pitch charts

Most Recent Players


  • Luis Matos, OF, SF
    [This is the second of an occasional series of players I will analyze in the offseason simply because they are being ranked highly by Top Lists in the industry, yet they have little track record. ‘What are the rankers seeing?’Continue reading “Luis Matos, OF, SF”
  • Kristian Robinson, OF, ARI
    [This is the first of an occasional series of players I will analyze in the offseason simply because they are being ranked highly by Top Lists in the industry, yet they have little track record. ‘What are the rankers seeing?’Continue reading “Kristian Robinson, OF, ARI”
  • Clarke Schmidt, RHP, NYY
    A Top-100 prospect has made it to majors in a strange 2020 season even though he has very little time at AA, but here is Clarke Schmidt. A top 100 guy for my 100th player profile!