Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm gettting all technological...

I'm on twitter now...garrioch13

I'll try to post a decent post one of these nights.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Top 300

It's pretty top heavy with hitters right now. I need to find a little better way to correlate the 2 but it's not too bad considering I used nothing but basic stats I manipulated.
I think I can tweak it a little more to make it better. I'd love to input draft status/signing bonus info but that would take a while. Maybe I will try it for the offseason rankings.

Well here is the top 300 in my new ranking system

  1. Madison Bumgarner
  2. Elvis Andrus
  3. Josh Harrison
  4. Andy LaRoche
  5. Carlos Triunfel
  6. Frederick Freeman
  7. Jason Heyward
  8. Carlos Santana
  9. Andrew McCutchen
  10. Alcides Escobar
  11. Ben Revere
  12. Tim Alderson
  13. Michael Stanton
  14. Cedric Hunter
  15. Michael Brantley
  16. Jesus Montero
  17. Kyle Blanks
  18. Dexter Fowler
  19. Tyler Colvin
  20. Christopher Tillman
  21. Ivan DeJesus
  22. Engel Beltre
  23. Kila Kaaihue
  24. Derrick Robinson
  25. Jason Taylor
  26. Matt Wieters
  27. Vincent Mazzaro
  28. Billy Butler
  29. Mat Gamel
  30. Arturo Pena
  31. Derek Norris
  32. Michael Pineda
  33. Christopher Coghlan
  34. Che-Hsuan Lin
  35. Nick Noonan
  36. Logan Morrison
  37. Peter Bourjos
  38. Christopher Carter
  39. Eric Sogard
  40. Donell Linares
  41. Caleb Gindl
  42. Ray Van Gurp
  43. Brett Gardner
  44. Julio Izturis
  45. Nicholas Weglarz
  46. Austin Jackson
  47. Willie Cabrera
  48. Marcus Lemon
  49. Mike Moustakas
  50. Gorkys Hernandez
  51. Matt Dominguez
  52. Michael Bowden
  53. Fernando Martinez
  54. Tyson Gillies
  55. Everth Cabrera
  56. Sean Rodriguez
  57. Hector Rondon
  58. Jonathan Kibler
  59. Ruben Tejada
  60. Angel Salome
  61. Aneury Rodriguez
  62. Cameron Maybin
  63. Dominic Brown
  64. Matt Tuiasosopo
  65. Colby Rasmus
  66. Ian Stewart
  67. Josh Reddick
  68. Rick Porcello
  69. Tim Collins
  70. James Simmons
  71. Neil Walker
  72. Brandon Wood
  73. Reegie Corona
  74. Pablo Sandoval
  75. Luis Sumoza
  76. Joseph Dickerson
  77. Nate Schierholtz
  78. William Inman
  79. Gerardo Parra
  80. Jose Tabata
  81. Xavier Paul
  82. Angel Villalona
  83. Freddy Galvis
  84. Jonathan Niese
  85. Reid Fronk
  86. John Shelby
  87. Abraham Almonte
  88. Bradley Emaus
  89. Tyler Flowers
  90. Sean Henry
  91. Wilfredo Boscan
  92. Adrian Cardenas
  93. Anthony Norman
  94. Jeff Clement
  95. Jarrod Parker
  96. Trevor Reckling
  97. Brandon Erbe
  98. Beau Mills
  99. Sean O'Sullivan
  100. Roberto Velasquez
  101. Lars Anderson
  102. Lonnie Chisenhall
  103. Wilkin Ramirez
  104. Eric Young
  105. Clayton Kershaw
  106. Jose Vallejo
  107. Travis Snider
  108. John Raynor
  109. Thomas Hanson
  110. Jeanmar Gomez
  111. Clayton Fuller
  112. Joaquin Arias
  113. Daniel Duffy
  114. Stephen Figueroa
  115. Jordan Schafer
  116. Jairo Heredia
  117. Steve Garrison
  118. Blake Beavan
  119. Edilio Colina
  120. Hank Conger
  121. Richard Castillo
  122. Ryan Tucker
  123. Mike Carp
  124. James Skelton
  125. Jay Bruce
  126. Trayvon Robinson
  127. David Bromberg
  128. Elys Blanco
  129. Gregory Halman
  130. Trevor Cahill
  131. Travis Jones
  132. Andrew Lambo
  133. Martin Perez
  134. Ezequiel Carrera
  135. Darin Holcomb
  136. Brandon Laird
  137. Kellen Kulbacki
  138. Jhoulys Chacin
  139. Thomas Field
  140. Zachary McAllister
  141. Justin Maxwell
  142. Austin Romine
  143. Josh Thole
  144. Juan Ramirez
  145. P.J. Phillips
  146. Daniel Cortes
  147. Nelson Cruz
  148. Luis Valbuena
  149. Felix Pie
  150. Jaime Pedroza
  151. Taylor Green
  152. Wladimir Balentien
  153. Edgar Osuna
  154. Gaby Sanchez
  155. Brett Cecil
  156. Daniel Murphy
  157. Pedro Ciriaco
  158. Jamie Hoffmann
  159. Lee Haydel
  160. Clayton Tanner
  161. Carlos Carrasco
  162. Greg Veloz
  163. Cliff Pennington
  164. Kristopher Medlen
  165. Yefry Castillo
  166. Stolmy Pimentel
  167. Joseph Ortiz
  168. Ryan Mount
  169. Justin Sellers
  170. Luis Valbuena
  171. Bradley Bergesen
  172. Zachary Britton
  173. Eduards Tolo
  174. Chih-Hsien Chiang
  175. David Winfree
  176. Seth Smith
  177. Ryan Strieby
  178. Matthew Mitchell
  179. John Tolisano
  180. Alex Liddi
  181. Felix Doubront
  182. Alex Burnett
  183. David Hernandez
  184. Andrew Romine
  185. Edward Cegarra
  186. Richard Castillo
  187. Aaron Cunningham
  188. Francisco Soriano
  189. Alexander Mejia
  190. Nick Adenhart (RIP bro)
  191. Todd Redmond
  192. Corey Wimberly
  193. Mitchell Moreland
  194. Chris Heisey
  195. Justin Jackson
  196. Henry Henry
  197. Nathan Samson
  198. Josh Vitters
  199. Mitch Talbot
  200. Dylan Owen
  201. Maikel Cleto
  202. Christopher Marrero
  203. Sean Doolittle
  204. Zelous Wheeler
  205. Gio Gonzalez
  206. Nick Evans
  207. Neftali Feliz
  208. Brock Huntzinger
  209. Austin Gallagher
  210. Brett Anderson
  211. Nick Barnese
  212. Matt LaPorta
  213. Aaron Poreda
  214. Rather Trujillo
  215. Kelvin De La Cruz
  216. Carlos Pimentel
  217. Dan Robertson
  218. Juan Francisco
  219. Jhoulys Chacin
  220. Allen Craig
  221. Lou Marson
  222. Thomas Neal
  223. Eury Perez
  224. James McOwen
  225. Wilson Ramos
  226. Jason Pridie
  227. Marwin Gonzalez
  228. Freddy Sandoval
  229. Matthew Sulentic
  230. Nolan Reimold
  231. Hendry Jimenez
  232. Mitch Canham
  233. Eric Campbell
  234. Nicholas Additon
  235. Brad Nelson
  236. Jaime Garcia
  237. Ricardo Garcia
  238. Hector Sanchez
  239. Jai Miller
  240. Carlos Carrasco
  241. Kasey Kiker
  242. Steffan Wilson
  243. Trevor Cahill
  244. Jenrry Mejia
  245. Nate Spears
  246. Christopher Volstad
  247. Angel Nieves
  248. Carlos Willoughby
  249. Bryan Anderson
  250. Andrew Cumberland
  251. Roberto Lopez
  252. Danny Espinosa
  253. Evan Anundsen
  254. Julio Borbon
  255. Jared Keel
  256. Wes Hodges
  257. Jacob Jefferies
  258. Daryl Jones
  259. Casper Wells
  260. Jeremy McBryde
  261. Ryan Feierabend
  262. Peter Kozma
  263. Jeremy Hellickson
  264. Jordan Walden
  265. Cole Gillespie
  266. Carmen Angelini
  267. Mark Trumbo
  268. Jose Rivero
  269. Neftali Feliz
  270. Jorge Minyeti
  271. Jim Negrych
  272. Lars Anderson
  273. Pablo Sandoval
  274. Danny Taveras
  275. Jeffrey Locke
  276. Chris Gimenez
  277. Julian Sampson
  278. Moises Ciriaco
  279. Deolis Guerra
  280. Travis Denker
  281. Jack Shuck
  282. John Whittleman
  283. Jordan Zimmermann
  284. Oscar Tejeda
  285. Alexander Cobb
  286. Johnny Giavotella
  287. Tyler Robertson
  288. Carlos Rivero
  289. Brett Anderson
  290. Tommy Hunter
  291. Cody Johnson
  292. Edgar Garcia
  293. Cesar Hernandez
  294. Drew Sutton
  295. Rafael Torrealba
  296. Eric Fryer
  297. Alfredo Marte
  298. Michael Saunders
  299. George Kontos
  300. Michael Mitchell

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ranking system

My post earlier this year had my ranking of 2325 players. This took a lot of time using a variety of scouting reports, my old stat analysis formula and gut feeling. I am currently working on a system to rank ever minor leaguer. Right now, I'm using 2008 end of season stats and eliminating anyone less than 50 AB due to small sample size. Rookie ball players are not being quantified properly at all, but otherwise it is looking decent. There are some surprises to me, but that is what I'm looking for. I would like a way to integrate draft pick info, but I would have to manually enter that for each person and that would take a ridiculous amount of time. Maybe someday. I am going to continue to tweak this a little before I post the results, but it shouldn't be long before I post it.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Draft Day!

I am mad Dish Network doesn't have MLB network, but I listened to some of the draft on when I wasn't working on the new bathroom in the basement.
Sanchez at 4 was a bit of a surprise. I guess the Bucs are trying to make up for passing on a little known polished Catcher from a few years least they got a stud pitcher instead, oh wait.
Well, maybe this will make up for it as I do think Sanchez is underrated and has a chance to be a solid big league hitter.
Hobgood reminds me a bit of Tillman going to the O's. I would have thought he might have made it to them in round 2, but he probably would have went in the early 20's and maybe the O's didn't want to take the chance, but I see it as an overdraft.
Mike Minor breaks from the Bravos mold a little but I see him as a solid big league pitcher, as good as a #2 potentially.
Drew Storen was a solid #10 pick to compliment the obvious Strasburg pick. He could end up closing for the Nats as soon as next year some time or join Stras in the rotation.
I like Grant Green to the A's. Another version of Bobby Crosby, maybe v.2 will be better.
As a Twins fan, I'm a bit dissappointed in the Gibson pick, but I'm also excited. I'm upset because I'm afraid this will be another college guy whose arm is wore out but he may have the upside of a #1 starter if he's healthy.
I love Levon Washington to Tampa Bay. Looks like they'll keep adding to their prospect stockpile.
Tim Wheeler to Colorado could work out very well, as he could be a star in that park.
Steve Baron at #33 was expected as Seattle had been working on a pre draft deal. I think I heard Jeff Clement just utter an expletive.
I love Arizona's draft so far. Hard not to with 7 picks in the first 2 rounds but Borchering, Pollock, Davidson and Krauss would have been enough for me besides the others.
I love Kentrail Davis to Milwaukee. I think you know how I feel about him.
Tanner Scheppers at I don't think anybody saw that slide, but he should sign fast as he has nothing to hold out for. Not saying that's what will happen, I'm just saying that's what he should do.
Kind of surprised to see Robert Stock go as a catcher, but I'm not ready to dismiss his skills as an everyday player. I think the Cards just need to be a little patient with him.
I'm glad Mychal Givens went as a pitcher, as I don't think he could cut it as a SS.
I'm really dissappointed to see that Max Stassi is still out there but Kentrail going as high as he did and to a team I like in the Brewers makes me happy.
Of the top 100 prospect I posted, 62 of them were taken in the top 100. That is 8 players less than I was shooting for. It's a good learning experience and maybe I can do better next time. Comparatively, BA got 72 of their top 100.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Open spots in Fantasy Dynasty League

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We have a full minor league system, up to 250 players per franchise. We have 18 owners with 2 vacant teams. If you love the minors, you will love this league. If you are interested feel free to email me @ for more info, or just stop by the board and take a look: