Each week throughout the off-season, we’ll be focusing on a single position for the 2015 season and beyond. Dynasty rankings, 2015 rankings, player profiles, bounce back candidates, drafting recommendations, and this: the new Prospect Grid. This tool isn’t just for those in deep leagues with minor league systems, but hopefully can be of use to those in redraft leagues.
The purpose of the grid is to:
- help identify prospects that can help your team at each position
- help identify which prospects are nearest to a big league promotion
- help identify which prospects are most likely to produce the best fantasy numbers
The prospect grid will allow you to sort players based on their offensive ceiling as well as their proximity to the major leagues. The “score” is simply an average of the two with ceiling given twice the weight (this may change as I continue). It’s important to remember that this is not a rankings piece. I have not seen video on all of these players, nor have I done the same level of research on every single player listed that would be required for those types of pieces. This is a quick tool to identify a large number of prospects and help spotlight those players that may provide immediate or long-term fantasy value. Each week I will add a new worksheet to the grid with another position featured, until we are left with a grid of over 1000 prospects.
Here are 125 Third Basemen. The second base, first base, and catcher tabs are still available in the chart below, bringing the total prospects entered to date to 422, heading towards my 1000 goal.
With these infielders, I have found many cases where players switch positions mid-season, ie from shortstop to second base. In each case, I will list the player where they finished playing in 2014. This is different from what you may find listed elsewhere. I hope you enjoy.
As always, feel free to leave comments or suggestions below. Thank you for checking it out!