Category Archives: Prospect Power Rankings

Jesse Biddle #2 On BA Hot Sheet

Jesse Biddle coming off a pair of dominant starts was #2 on Baseball America’s Hot Sheet.  Over the two starts Biddle went 14 IP and gave up 4 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, to go with 21 strikeouts.  If Biddle puts up another start or two like this Biddle could be in Lehigh Valley soon.  Biddle was blocked from the #1 spot by Ranger’s masher Joey Gallo‘s .409/.500/1.091 line (yes that is a 1.091 SLG).  Gallo has been on fire this year so far.  Coming in at #4 on the list was Red Sox LHP Brian Johnson who went 6 IP 0 H 0 ER o BB 5 Ks for hi-A Salem.  Johnson was selected with the Phillies pick forfeited for signing Jonathan Papelbon, he is 23 and in hi-A though.

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Bonus: A scout’s take on Maikel Franco so far this year

Baseball America Phillies Top 10 Prospects

Today Baseball America released their Top 10 prospects in the Phillies System.  Since the scouting reports are behind the pay wall I will keep the scouting reports to quick paraphrases of Baseball America’s reports.

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1.  Jesse Biddle – LHP – Age 21 -Biddle has drawn comparisons to Andy Pettitte for his strong left handed frame.  Biddle’s fastball sits 88-93, he follows it up with a curveball which profiles as plus, an average change up, and a added a two-seamer and slider in 2012.    Biddle has a great work ethic and he physically profiles as a workhorse with a clean smooth delivery.  Biddle has a very good chance to be a #3 starter but there is a chance that he could profile better if one of his pitches takes a step forward. Continue reading Baseball America Phillies Top 10 Prospects

I present to you my new statistical toy: the Prospect Power Rating (PPR)

So here’s the thing. I get lots of ideas in my head, and most of them I either discard, or I begin working on it, then give up half way through and move on. The SONAR project, something I started years ago, is somewhere in category 2, because I have a lot of ideas for it, but its incredibly in depth, it takes a ton of time, and its imperfect. Until I figure out the ways to remove most of the imperfections, it will remain dead. But in the meantime, I had an idea that kind of comes out of that semi-failed project. I was thinking it would be fun to have a way to take a quick and dirty look at how our prospects are performing, but without doing a ton of heavy lifting and adjusting. I figured once I built the spreadsheet, I could do a lot of copy/paste work, and it would basically update itself. And I think I was right. Which means I should be able to maintain this with little effort, which means I won’t get bored with it and discard it. Maybe. Anyway, I figured I’d unveil it here, and we’ll see how it goes. Full explanation below the fold, as well as the inaugural rankings

Continue reading I present to you my new statistical toy: the Prospect Power Rating (PPR)