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June 11, 2014

Dynasty Dynamics

Progress Report: Prospect Edition

by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein


When you’ve done rankings and mock drafts for two straight months, you kind of wonder… why would anyone write about anything else? Sure there are draft grades, but those aren’t nearly as applicable to fantasy.

Then it hits you like a ton of bricks. Something like a… a stock watch. No. Everyone does that. What if you just called it something else. Yes, now you’re cooking with gas. What about a Progress Report? Perfect.

Really though, this is meant to be something a bit different than your standard stock watch. Fantasy stocks are easy to keep track of. If someone’s doing well, then their stock is high. If not, it goes the other direction. The progress report is meant to tell you about players who have seen their actual value change in the long-term dynasty sense - not just guys riding a hot streak.

To that end, we’re also including a “neutral” section for guys that have performed awfully or admirably but haven’t moved the needle in a substantial direction long-term. This week is a prospect edition, but we hope to bring this feature back in an MLB sense as well.

Prospects on the Rise

Ben: Joey Gallo, 3B, Rangers
Gallo entered the year as one of the most notorious boom-or-bust prospects in all of baseball, and the space between his floor and ceiling is still great enough to cause some concern. But Gallo has done his damnedest to answer our questions about his approach and the utility of his hit tool so far this season. The 20-year-old hit .323/.463/.735 in High-A in 246 PA, cutting his strikeout rate to 26 percent while raising his walk rate to 20.7 percent. He’s always going to swing and miss, and if he’s striking out in a quarter of his PA now he’s an easy candidate for 200-plus strikeouts at the MLB level. But Gallo is absolutely murdering the ball when he does make contact, and his new selectivity at the plate makes him a safer proposition than the player we saw last year.

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