BaseballHQ.com - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Sleepers, and more https://www.baseballhq.com/frontpage/%3C%21--%7Bcke_protected%7D%3C en MINORS: The HQ100: 2020's top prospects https://www.baseballhq.com/content/minors-hq100-2020s-top-prospects <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">article teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes! The HQ100 fantasy baseball prospect list is here, and Wander Franco (SS, TAM) tops the list. But the rest of the 99 are pretty good, too. </div> </div> </div> <p>Well, the 2020 BaseballHQ.com&nbsp;<a href="https://www.baseballhq.com/2019-organizational-reports" target="_blank">Organization Reports</a> were completed last week, which means only one thing ... it&#39;s HQ100 Time!</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.baseballhq.com/sites/default/files/HQ100_color.jpg" style="height: 101px; width: 300px;" /></p> <p>The HQ100 is BaseballHQ.com&#39;s annual top 100 fantasy prospect list, chosen by a seven-person panel of writers and analysts,&nbsp;designed to guide you and your keeper-league team through the 2020&nbsp;season and beyond.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p>Full text available to BaseballHQ full subscription subscribers only</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.baseballhq.com/content/minors-hq100-2020s-top-prospects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.baseballhq.com/content/minors-hq100-2020s-top-prospects#comments Scouting News Monday No Mon, 13 Jan 2020 06:05:00 +0000 Callups 11276 at https://www.baseballhq.com Average Draft Position (ADP) reports https://www.baseballhq.com/content/average-draft-position-adp-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">article teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get your ADP info here! </div> </div> </div> <!-- <p><a href="http://www.mockdraftcentral.com/feeds/adp_formatted_report_fb.jsp?pid=HQ&amp;ads=none%22">Mock Draft Central&#39;s ADP report</a> (courtesy of <a href="http://www.mockdraftcentral.com">MockDraftCentral.com)</a>, updated daily.</p> --><!-- <p><a href="http://www.mockdraftcentral.com/feeds/adp_formatted_report_fb.jsp?pid=HQ&amp;ads=none%22">Mock Draft Central&#39;s ADP report</a> (courtesy of <a href="http://www.mockdraftcentral.com">MockDraftCentral.com)</a>, updated daily.</p> --><!-- <p><a href="http://www.mockdraftcentral.com/feeds/adp_formatted_report_fb.jsp?pid=HQ&amp;ads=none%22">Mock Draft Central&#39;s ADP report</a> (courtesy of <a href="http://www.mockdraftcentral.com">MockDraftCentral.com)</a>, updated daily.</p> --><!-- <p><a href="http://www.mockdraftcentral.com/feeds/adp_formatted_report_fb.jsp?pid=HQ&amp;ads=none%22">Mock Draft Central&#39;s ADP report</a> (courtesy of <a href="http://www.mockdraftcentral.com">MockDraftCentral.com)</a>, updated daily.</p> --><p><a href="https://baseballhq.com/members/tools/buyersguides/adp?rpt=adp_ty">NFBC ADP report </a>(courtesy of the <a href="https://playnfbc.sportshubtech.com/">National Fantasy Baseball Championship</a>), updated daily.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p>Full text available to BaseballHQ full subscription subscribers only</p> </div> Market Pulse Thu, 03 Jan 2013 04:00:00 +0000 mattc@hq 1814 at https://www.baseballhq.com PT TODAY: Ozuna signs with Atlanta https://www.baseballhq.com/content/pt-today-ozuna-signs-atlanta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">article teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marcell Ozuna inked a one-year, $18M deal with the Braves, plus updates on Zimmerman, Haniger, Kintzler and more. </div> </div> </div> <p class="rtecenter"><em>Team-by-team playing time allocation charts can be found in our <a href="http://www.baseballhq.com/members/tools/teamlink?tmid=2" target="teamlink">Teamview</a>&nbsp;pages.</em></p> <div class="premium-message"><p>Full text available to BaseballHQ full subscription subscribers only</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.baseballhq.com/content/pt-today-ozuna-signs-atlanta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.baseballhq.com/content/pt-today-ozuna-signs-atlanta#comments PT Today Monday No Mon, 27 Jan 2020 06:06:00 +0000 bhq_admin 11312 at https://www.baseballhq.com (*) MARKET PULSE: Shortstops, 2020 https://www.baseballhq.com/content/market-pulse-shortstops-2020 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">article teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The shortstop position is a touch top-heavy, but there are a lot of ways to approach the position, and value up and down the ADPs. </div> </div> </div> <p><em><em>NOTE: Our preseason Market Pulse column&nbsp;is an exercise in identifying the gaps between the valuation of the &quot;popular&quot; market (as reflected in Average Draft Position, or &quot;ADP&quot;) and that of BaseballHQ.com. If a player is not listed here, it&#39;s likely that he qualifies at a scarcer position, or he&#39;s not in the ADP Top 500-600 (it&#39;s a bit fluid). Remember that this is&nbsp;an exercise in&nbsp;<strong>relative </strong>valuation, not absolute.</em></em></p> <p><a href="https://www.baseballhq.com/content/market-pulse-shortstops-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.baseballhq.com/content/market-pulse-shortstops-2020#comments Market Pulse Free Articles Monday Mon, 27 Jan 2020 06:05:00 +0000 mattc@hq 11305 at https://www.baseballhq.com MINORS: Top SS Prospects 2020 https://www.baseballhq.com/content/minors-top-ss-prospects-2020 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">article teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This week, we take a look at the top shortstop prospects in baseball. Unlike 2019 when the pool of elite level prospects was relatively thin, the 2020 crop of is deeper, both with more impact players and with more advanced players ready to make an impact in the majors. </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Photo: Gavin Lux (INF,&nbsp;LA)</p> <p>This week continues our annual review of the top prospects by position. Between now and Opening Day, we&#39;ll examine one position a week by looking at both those rookies ready to contribute in the big leagues now, as well as the top 15 long-term prospects at each position. Again this year, our topic schedule will mirror the position covered in Market Pulse that same day, to give you a complete look at the position.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p>Full text available to BaseballHQ full subscription subscribers only</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.baseballhq.com/content/minors-top-ss-prospects-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.baseballhq.com/content/minors-top-ss-prospects-2020#comments Scouting News Monday No Mon, 27 Jan 2020 06:04:00 +0000 Rob@HQ 11307 at https://www.baseballhq.com RESEARCH: Using ADPs to guide draft strategy https://www.baseballhq.com/content/research-using-adps-guide-draft-strategy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">article teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Using ADPs to assess the market value of entire statistical categories, player roles, and other attributes to help guide draft strategy. </div> </div> </div> <p style="font-size:10px;"><em>A 1,000-foot view of something normally viewed up close. Photo by Tim Gouw from Pexels.</em></p> <div class="premium-message"><p>Full text available to BaseballHQ full subscription subscribers only</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.baseballhq.com/content/research-using-adps-guide-draft-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.baseballhq.com/content/research-using-adps-guide-draft-strategy#comments Research & Analytics No Fri, 24 Jan 2020 06:07:00 +0000 Ed@HQ 11302 at https://www.baseballhq.com FACTS/ FLUKES: Cruz, McCann, Yarbrough, Canha, Colome https://www.baseballhq.com/content/facts-flukes-cruz-mccann-yarbrough-canha-colome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">article teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can Nelson Cruz defy the aging curve for another season? Plus James McCann, Ryan Yarbrough, Mark Canha and Alex Colome. </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Cruz eluding Father Time</strong> ... <a href="http://www.baseballhq.com/members/tools/batterlink/?id=1033" target="_blank">Nelson Cruz</a> reversed declines in HRs and batting average and posted a .311-41-108 season despite playing just 120 games because of a torn wrist tendon. Over the past six years, Cruz has been one of the steadiest power bats in the AL, averaging more than 40 HRs and 100 RBIs. But as he turns 40 in July, when does the music stop?</p> <div class="premium-message"><p>Full text available to BaseballHQ full subscription subscribers only</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.baseballhq.com/content/facts-flukes-cruz-mccann-yarbrough-canha-colome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.baseballhq.com/content/facts-flukes-cruz-mccann-yarbrough-canha-colome#comments Facts & Flukes Friday No Fri, 24 Jan 2020 06:05:00 +0000 jeff@hq 11288 at https://www.baseballhq.com BATTERS: Second half surgers, 2019 https://www.baseballhq.com/content/batters-second-half-surgers-2019 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">article teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keston Hiura will stand a good shot at delivering on his 2020 breakout potential if he can continue the gains he made late in 2019. </div> </div> </div> <p>Identifying production and batting eye changes from one half to the next can help you allocate your speculative dollars most efficiently.</p> <p>Let&#39;s take a look at the hitters from 2019 who showed the greatest growth in either their OPS or batting eye (BB/K) ratio from before and after the All-Star Break.</p> <p>The following bats experienced a substantial spike in their OPS between the 1H and 2H of 2019:</p> <div class="premium-message"><p>Full text available to BaseballHQ full subscription subscribers only</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.baseballhq.com/content/batters-second-half-surgers-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.baseballhq.com/content/batters-second-half-surgers-2019#comments Batting No Thursday Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:07:00 +0000 Stephen@HQ 11297 at https://www.baseballhq.com FACTS/FLUKES: Y. Gurriel, Grichuk, Leclerc, Lynn, Simmons https://www.baseballhq.com/content/factsflukes-y-gurriel-grichuk-leclerc-lynn-simmons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">article teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yuli Gurriel&#039;s lucky HR total isn&#039;t going to repeat... right? Plus insights on Randal Grichuck, Andrelton Simmons, Jose Leclerc and Lance Lynn. </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>He won&#39;t repeat... but could he? </strong>When we&nbsp;<a href="https://www.baseballhq.com/content/factsflukes-profar-gurriel-d-santana-pineda-kelley" target="_blank">last checked in</a>&nbsp;on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.baseballhq.com/members/tools/batterlink/?id=5325" target="_blank">Yuli Gurriel</a>&nbsp;(1B, HOU) in&nbsp;2019, we noted that he could see a power spike in the second half if things fell into place.&nbsp; They did in a big way, and it led to a career year at age 35.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p>Full text available to BaseballHQ full subscription subscribers only</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.baseballhq.com/content/factsflukes-y-gurriel-grichuk-leclerc-lynn-simmons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.baseballhq.com/content/factsflukes-y-gurriel-grichuk-leclerc-lynn-simmons#comments Facts & Flukes No Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:06:00 +0000 Arik@HQ 11296 at https://www.baseballhq.com SPECULATOR: The BF20 UP: list—Batters https://www.baseballhq.com/content/speculator-bf20-list%E2%80%94batters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">article teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Speculator returns with updated looks at some of the Baseball Forecaster&#039;s UP: listers. </div> </div> </div> <p>Within the player boxes of the <a href="https://www.baseballhq.com/baseball-forecaster" target="_blank"><i>2020 Baseball Forecaster</i></a>, we offer some UP: (and DN:) -side projections that are intended to reflect a ceiling (or floor) beyond the accompanying 2020 projection. As described in the book:</p> <blockquote><p>Upside (UP) and downside (DN) statistical potential appears for some players; these are less grounded in hard data and more <strong>speculative of skills potential.</strong></p> </blockquote> <div class="premium-message"><p>Full text available to BaseballHQ full subscription subscribers only</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.baseballhq.com/content/speculator-bf20-list%E2%80%94batters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.baseballhq.com/content/speculator-bf20-list%E2%80%94batters#comments Speculator No Wednesday Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:08:00 +0000 RYAN@HQ 11292 at https://www.baseballhq.com