About the MLB/MiLB Radar
MLB numbers (colored in the CYP column) will be updated live.
MiLB numbers (gray color in CYP column) will be updated each morning at around 9:15 am EST.
Sometimes, the automated formulas that acquire the stats break, please be patient if they do.
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During the season, teams will be ordered by total fWAR, and not winning percentage.
The color scale that is representative of overall minor league performance is NOT subjective. For hitters, it categorizes the average MiLB career wRC+ and wRC+ from the last 2 years to account for positive or negative changes a player may make to their game. For Pitchers, the same formula applies, except it uses EFA (ERA and FIP Average). See the Radar Key for the ranges that make the color categories.
The priorities in terms of player selection for the mid and lower levels are as follows in order of most important to least important
Top Prospect-MLB.com Top 30, Fangraphs Board
Performance (Career and/or Current)
Pedigree (Draft Pick, School, etc.)
Consistent and exceptional minor league offensive performance is more likely to result in consistent and good major league offensive performance.
Year-to-year minor league performance may mirror year-to-year major league performance. This is a method for spotting 'one-year wonders'.
Failed minor league starters tend to make the most consistent relievers.
Players drafted in the top 10 rounds of the draft tend to fill out major league rosters more so than players drafted in rounds 11-40.
SEC, ACC, BIG12 & PAC10 alumni are always worth keeping an eye on, despite the round drafted.
Predicting reliever performance year-to-year is risky as the degree of variation is higher than any other player role or position.
The big power-high K-rate profile as a minor league hitter is risky.
The high velocity-high BB/9 profile as a minor league pitcher is risky.
Injuries and suspensions are inevitable
Arbitration estimates (salary in red) are referenced from MLBTR's Matt Swartz prediction model.
Stats are powered by Fangraphs.