Each week this off-season, we focused 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 added a new worksheet to the grid with another position featured, until this final one.
Here are 217 Relief Pitchers. All of the other positions are still available in the chart below, bringing the total prospects entered to 1529!
Next week, I’ll wrap things up by putting the tabs all together on one grid as well as breaking prospects down by each team. That in particular should be useful when an injury happens and you need to know which prospect a team may bring up immediately. Thanks for sticking through the growth of this Prospect Grid. I hope you enjoy.
As always, feel free to leave comments or suggestions below. Thank you for checking it out!