Thursday, April 24, 2014

New GAPPER Report

Stats are thru 4-23. Just download the excel doc and sort however you want for league, team, age, whatever. If you want me to add or change anything or other ideas, let me know at @mattgarrioch and I'll see what I can do.

Friday, April 11, 2014

GAPPER Report: The First Week

Last season I debuted my GAPPER Reports. I was even lucky enough to get invited to Dan Brooks' Saberseminar to present my research. Sadly, I was unable to attend due to a work conflict but it gave me the feeling that this was worth more effort. After I was unable to present, I was disappointed and told myself that I need to get this out there better this year. This year I am going to be more transparent. My goal was to produce a PDF this winter with the data that I created but I didn't have the time. So instead I will be posting some of it along with the first GAPPER report that you can view it here. Google Drive doesn't work ideally for this but you should be able to download it.

This winter I spent some time coding, streamlining and improving it. The new system involves less labor but still has flaws. I haven't figured out the ideal way to handle when players get promoted yet. That makes this difficult but it's a learning process. If I was better at coding and could get it to work automatically, I'd do that but I'm not well versed in such things, so I have to do most of my work manually. I should be able to do them relatively quickly now and hopefully, more frequently.

I have even integrated a profiling system as well. It's rough. Much rougher for pitchers but I'm working on it. I even added in a projection system for hitters. I'm not sure how I will utilize this other than just browsing through it. Remember guys, this is a hobby and I don't do it for a living. I only have so many hours to dedicate to this and I don't do it on an routine. I have a three year old. He is my boss. I have to listen to him as I fear his wrath. :) Considering I spend pretty much every moment I'm not working, taking care of my son or sleeping, working on baseball in one way or another, I'm trying my best. I have so much information but I don't have a great way of getting it out there other than writing and writing is one of my least efficient skills.
With that said, here is the first report of the season. I have listed the top 15 hitters and pitchers in each league. Thanks to FanGraphs for the stats. Let me know if there is anything I can add to this.

Pacific Coast Pacific Coast
Name Team Name Team
Joc Pederson Dodgers (AAA) Noah Syndergaard Mets (AAA)
Nick Franklin Mariners (AAA) Rafael Montero Mets (AAA)
Ronald Torreyes Astros (AAA) Tim Cooney Cardinals (AAA)
Didi Gregorius Diamondbacks (AAA) Brandon Maurer Mariners (AAA)
Austin Wates Astros (AAA) Edwin Escobar Giants (AAA)
Brett Eibner Royals (AAA) Tyler Matzek Rockies (AAA)
Max Stassi Astros (AAA) Carlos Pimentel Cubs (AAA)
Andrew Susac Giants (AAA) Archie Bradley Diamondbacks (AAA)
Randal Grichuk Cardinals (AAA) Kyle Hendricks Cubs (AAA)
Joe Panik Giants (AAA) John Lamb Royals (AAA)
C.J. Cron Angels (AAA) Zach Lee Dodgers (AAA)
Stephen Piscotty Cardinals (AAA) Jason Stoffel Astros (AAA)
Josh Vitters Cubs (AAA) Carter Capps Marlins (AAA)
Reymond Fuentes Padres (AAA) Keyvius Sampson Padres (AAA)
Ji-Man Choi Mariners (AAA) Boone Whiting Cardinals (AAA)
International International
Name Team Name Team
Jesus Aguilar Indians (AAA) Marcus Stroman Blue Jays (AAA)
Gregory Polanco Pirates (AAA) Casey Sadler Pirates (AAA)
Tyler Saladino White Sox (AAA) Trevor Bauer Indians (AAA)
Phil Gosselin Braves (AAA) Kevin Gausman Orioles (AAA)
Cole Figueroa Rays (AAA) Enny Romero Rays (AAA)
Brock Holt Red Sox (AAA) Brad Boxberger Rays (AAA)
Jerry Sands Rays (AAA) Trevor May Twins (AAA)
Garin Cecchini Red Sox (AAA) Cody Martin Braves (AAA)
Edward Salcedo Braves (AAA) Robbie Ray Tigers (AAA)
Cameron Rupp Phillies (AAA) Rubby De La Rosa Red Sox (AAA)
Anthony Gose Blue Jays (AAA) Melvin Mercedes Tigers (AAA)
Jemile Weeks Orioles (AAA) Matt Andriese Rays (AAA)
Ramon Flores Yankees (AAA) Michael Tonkin Twins (AAA)
Kevin Kiermaier Rays (AAA) Daniel Burawa Yankees (AAA)
Jose Ramirez Indians (AAA) Kyle Lobstein Tigers (AAA)
Eastern Eastern
Name Team Name Team
Mookie Betts Red Sox (AA) Henry Owens Red Sox (AA)
Gary Sanchez Yankees (AA) Severino Gonzalez Phillies (AA)
Tony Wolters Indians (AA) Clayton Blackburn Giants (AA)
Francisco Lindor Indians (AA) Aaron Sanchez Blue Jays (AA)
Wilfredo Tovar Mets (AA) Adrian Sampson Pirates (AA)
Blake Swihart Red Sox (AA) Ken Giles Phillies (AA)
Aderlin Mejia Twins (AA) Eduardo Rodriguez Orioles (AA)
Elias Diaz Pirates (AA) Hansel Robles Mets (AA)
A.J. Jimenez Blue Jays (AA) Kyle Crick Giants (AA)
Mason Williams Yankees (AA) Tim Berry Orioles (AA)
Sharlon Schoop Orioles (AA) Nick Kingham Pirates (AA)
Brock Stassi Phillies (AA) Adalberto Mejia Giants (AA)
Cameron Perkins Phillies (AA) A.J. Achter Twins (AA)
Jake Lowery Indians (AA) Zach Davies Orioles (AA)
Matt Duffy Giants (AA) Jack Leathersich Mets (AA)
Southern Southern
Name Team Name Team
Ketel Marte Mariners (AA) Robert Stephenson Reds (AA)
Jake Hager Rays (AA) Taijuan Walker Mariners (AA)
Nathan Melendres Mariners (AA) Victor Sanchez Mariners (AA)
Jamal Austin Mariners (AA) C.J. Edwards Cubs (AA)
Taylor Motter Rays (AA) Shae Simmons Braves (AA)
Micah Johnson White Sox (AA) Myles Jaye White Sox (AA)
Rangel Ravelo White Sox (AA) Carlos Contreras Reds (AA)
Yorman Rodriguez Reds (AA) Michael Lorenzen Reds (AA)
Miguel Gonzalez White Sox (AA) Santiago Garrido Rays (AA)
Wilfredo Gimenez Marlins (AA) Jason Hursh Braves (AA)
Ryan Rieger Marlins (AA) Stephen Landazuri Mariners (AA)
Dan Paolini Mariners (AA) Andrew Heaney Marlins (AA)
O'Koyea Dickson Dodgers (AA) Armando Rivero Cubs (AA)
Jorge Soler Cubs (AA) Andrew Bellatti Rays (AA)
Kris Bryant Cubs (AA) Juan Noriega Dodgers (AA)
Texas Texas
Name Team Name Team
Kaleb Cowart Angels (AA) Matt Wisler Padres (AA)
Addison Russell Athletics (AA) Eddie Butler Rockies (AA)
Billy Burns Athletics (AA) Johnny Barbato Padres (AA)
Andrew Aplin Astros (AA) Zachary Petrick Cardinals (AA)
Delino Deshields Astros (AA) Kurt Heyer Cardinals (AA)
Jace Peterson Padres (AA) Raul Alcantara Athletics (AA)
Rougned Odor Rangers (AA) Michael Morin Angels (AA)
James Ramsey Cardinals (AA) Luis Cruz Astros (AA)
Max Muncy Athletics (AA) David Rollins Astros (AA)
Luis Sardinas Rangers (AA) Nelson Gonzalez Rockies (AA)
Enrique Hernandez Astros (AA) Danny Winkler Rockies (AA)
Andrew Heid Angels (AA) Justin Wright Cardinals (AA)
Jake Smolinski Rangers (AA) Tyler Anderson Rockies (AA)
Preston Tucker Astros (AA) Jon Gray Rockies (AA)
Cheslor Cuthbert Royals (AA) Christopher Jensen Athletics (AA)
High A
California California
Name Team Name Team
Daniel Robertson Athletics (A+) Josh Hader Astros (A+)
Jesse Winker Reds (A+) Julio Urias Dodgers (A+)
Tony Kemp Astros (A+) Tyler Pike Mariners (A+)
Carlos Correa Astros (A+) Vincent Velasquez Astros (A+)
Gabriel Guerrero Mariners (A+) Nolan Sanburn Athletics (A+)
Billy Mckinney Athletics (A+) Lance Mccullers Astros (A+)
Brandon Drury Diamondbacks (A+) Joan Gregorio Giants (A+)
Junior Arias Reds (A+) Cam Bedrosian Angels (A+)
Trevor Story Rockies (A+) Joe Ross Padres (A+)
Teoscar Hernandez Astros (A+) Jimmie Sherfy Diamondbacks (A+)
Renato Nunez Athletics (A+) Taijuan Walker Mariners (A+)
Kyle Waldrop Reds (A+) Kendry Flores Giants (A+)
Alberth Martinez Padres (A+) Zach Eflin Padres (A+)
Cal Towey Angels (A+) Ben Lively Reds (A+)
Rio Ruiz Astros (A+) Alving Mejias Rockies (A+)
Carolina Carolina
Name Team Name Team
Courtney Hawkins White Sox (A+) Shawn Morimando Indians (A+)
Zane Evans Royals (A+) Branden Kline Orioles (A+)
Jose Peraza Braves (A+) Lucas Sims Braves (A+)
Josh Elander Braves (A+) Miguel Almonte Royals (A+)
Raul Mondesi Royals (A+) Mauricio Cabrera Braves (A+)
Daniel Castro Braves (A+) Jefferson Olacio White Sox (A+)
Odubel Herrera Rangers (A+) Andrew Faulkner Rangers (A+)
Tyler Chism Royals (A+) Alexander Claudio Rangers (A+)
Cameron Gallagher Royals (A+) Louis Head Indians (A+)
Martin Medina White Sox (A+) J.B. Wendelken White Sox (A+)
Reed Gragnani Red Sox (A+) Jose Leclerc Rangers (A+)
Christopher Garia Rangers (A+) Euclides Leyer White Sox (A+)
Pedro Severino Nationals (A+) Brian Johnson Red Sox (A+)
Jack Lopez Royals (A+) Dakota Bacus Nationals (A+)
Levi Hyams Braves (A+) Dylan Baker Indians (A+)
Florida State Florida State
Name Team Name Team
Dwight Smith Blue Jays (A+) Jake Thompson Tigers (A+)
Tyrone Taylor Brewers (A+) Mariano Llorens Cardinals (A+)
Jorge Polanco Twins (A+) Taylor Cole Blue Jays (A+)
Orlando Arcia Brewers (A+) Mike Mayers Cardinals (A+)
Albert Almora Cubs (A+) Jose Berrios Twins (A+)
Niko Goodrum Twins (A+) Gabriel Ynoa Mets (A+)
Jin-De Jhang Pirates (A+) Marco Gonzales Cardinals (A+)
Josh Bell Pirates (A+) Austin Brice Marlins (A+)
Breyvil Valera Cardinals (A+) Daniel Norris Blue Jays (A+)
Jeimer Candelario Cubs (A+) Lino Martinez Phillies (A+)
Michael Reed Brewers (A+) Jhondaniel Medina Pirates (A+)
Pin-Chieh Chen Cubs (A+) Matt Boyd Blue Jays (A+)
Patrick Leonard Rays (A+) Miguel Nunez Phillies (A+)
Tyler Goeddel Rays (A+) Guido Knudson Tigers (A+)
Max Kepler Twins (A+) Eric Wooten Yankees (A+)
Low A
South Atlantic South Atlantic
Name Team Name Team
Abiatal Avelino Yankees (A) Hunter Harvey Orioles (A)
J.P. Crawford Phillies (A) Jamie Callahan Red Sox (A)
Jared King Mets (A) Tyler Danish White Sox (A)
Rafael Bautista Nationals (A) Tyler Viza Phillies (A)
Michael Ford Yankees (A) Lucas Giolito Nationals (A)
Tzu-Wei Lin Red Sox (A) Jarlin Garcia Marlins (A)
Avery Romero Marlins (A) Akeel Morris Mets (A)
Manuel Margot Red Sox (A) Akeem Bostick Rangers (A)
Ryan Mcmahon Rockies (A) Johendi Jiminian Rockies (A)
Chance Sisco Orioles (A) Domingo German Marlins (A)
Ronald Guzman Rangers (A) Austin Fairchild Royals (A)
Wilmer Difo Nationals (A) Antonio Senzatela Rockies (A)
Austin Dean Marlins (A) Nicholas Pivetta Nationals (A)
Eduard Pinto Rangers (A) Zach Jemiola Rockies (A)
Correlle Prime Rockies (A) Collin Wiles Rangers (A)
Midwest Midwest
Name Team Name Team
Jesmuel Valentin Dodgers (A) Jonathan Martinez Dodgers (A)
Dustin Peterson Padres (A) Edwin Diaz Mariners (A)
Jamie Westbrook Diamondbacks (A) Nick Travieso Reds (A)
Justin Chigbogu Dodgers (A) Aaron Slegers Twins (A)
Tyler Marincov Athletics (A) Aaron Blair Diamondbacks (A)
Marcus Littlewood Mariners (A) Emilio Pagan Mariners (A)
Omar Garcia Brewers (A) Jacob Faria Rays (A)
Kean Wong Rays (A) Greg Harris Dodgers (A)
Zach Larson Twins (A) Ronald Herrera Athletics (A)
Angel Ortega Brewers (A) Victor Arano Dodgers (A)
Sebastian Elizalde Reds (A) Salvatore Romano Reds (A)
Javier Betancourt Tigers (A) Jen-Ho Tseng Cubs (A)
Josh Vanmeter Padres (A) Alexander Reyes Cardinals (A)
Carson Kelly Cardinals (A) Adrian De Horta Padres (A)
Eric Haase Indians (A) Matt Stalcup Athletics (A)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Where the Top Prospects are Assigned

Here is where the top players are assigned to start the year.

Top Prospects that are currently unassigned

Most of these guys are obvious why they haven't been assigned, like Frandy DeLaRosa (short season), Taylor Guerrieri (suspended), Dylan Bundy (injured) but it's a list to look over.

Top Prospects Assigned to Short Season Leagues

I'm surprised that a few of the college guys like Eric Jagielo, Hunter Dozier and Dillon Overton aren't getting regular full season assignments but I'm sure there is more to it.

Top Prospects Starting in the South Atlantic League (LoA)

The SALLY is loaded up top with Giolito, Harvey, Smith and Moran. It fascinates me to see that Colin Moran, who has spent three years hitting well in the toughest college league and Drew Ward who skipped his senior year in high school are competing at the same level. Odd. I assume Moran moves up fairly quickly but this is just unusual.

Top Prospects Starting in Midwest League (LoA)

Yes, Mark Appel and Kohl Stewart are in the same league. I guess the 'Stros are going low and slow with Appel. If you look at the top college arms in this league and look at the young bats like Correa and Cordero, if they don't get their ass handed to them, it's amazing. The cool thing, I expect Correa to dominate.

Top Prospects Starting in Florida State League (HiA)

Reese McGuire in High A ball already? Yes, please. Manny Banuelos still in Hi A? I hope he isn't their long.

Top Prospects Starting in Carolina League (HiA)

It kinda looks like the Rangers have a little talent here..damn. Who K's more this year, Gallo or Hawkins?

Top Prospects Starting in California League (HiA)

D.J. Peterson in the Cal league, that'll continue to muddy things up. I still won't know if his power is real. Julio Urias in amongst all these college draftees is cool. Matt Olson is being pushed aggressively.  I bet Mac Williamson has a huge power year in this league.

Top Prospects Starting in Southern League (AA)

A lot of future bullpen arms and second division starters here past the A level guys.

Top Prospects Starting in the Eastern League (AA)

Too bad Sano is out. There are a handful of lefty arms here that I'd like to see do well. Owens, Purke, Crockett. We will see if Mookie Betts is for real, if Tommy Joseph is past his concussion and if Lindor is as good as we think he is.

Top Prospects Starting in the Texas League (AA)

Jon Gray and Eddie Butler in the same rotation is kinda unfair to AA ball hitters. There are a few guys who need to prove something this year. Kaleb Cowart, Cheslor Cuthbert and Rymer Liriano.

Top Prospects Starting in the Pacific Coast League (AAA)

There is some serious impact talent here with Springer, Taveras, Syndergaard. It's actually pretty prospect laden for a PCL league.

Top Prospects Starting in the International League (AAA)

Look at all the arms here..Gausman, Stroman, Meyer, Taillon, Barnes. That's a hell of a group. I'd bet quite a few of these guys get looks by June.

Top Prospects Starting in the Majors

There is some impact starting in the majors this year.