The Prospect Grid: AL Outfielders

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 each 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 show a large number of prospects and help spotlight those players that may give 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 127 Outfielders from the American League. All of the infield position tabs are still available in the chart, bringing the total prospects entered to date to 730, making my goal of 1000 look rather conservative.

Next week I will add the National League Outfield Prospects.

Prospect Grid Legend
As always, feel free to leave comments or suggestions below. Thank you for checking it out!

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4 thoughts on “The Prospect Grid: AL Outfielders”

  1. The system being used here obviously isn’t perfect, but I do enjoy reading nonetheless. An extra category that grades each players floor could be useful in the future. It probably wouldn’t create a drastic change in the way these guys are listed, but it would push some of the less talented guys who are in the upper minors (Bryce Brentz) down a notch.

    Thanks for the work guys!

  2. Thanks Brian!
    My intention was not to have this really be a ranking table…. but then I was too tempted to put an overall score in 🙂
    I’m not pleased with how it “ranks” them either. The 2:1 ceiling:proximity I put in when I started was something I had assumed would have changed by now. It just hasn’t happened yet.
    When I do all of my positional rankings, hopefully it’ll give me new ideas for it.
    I appreciate the feedback a lot. Thanks!

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