Originally written on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. Crowdsourcing: Billy Hamilton’s Whole Career 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League 3. Pretty Excellent and Recent Video of Joe Panik Crowdsourcing: Billy Hamilton’s Whole Career Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has earned considerable attention from prospect analysts for possessing what is likely generational footspeed — nor did he do anything to dim their enthusiasm this past Saturday, during the Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars Game, stealing two bases and also reaching on a drag bunt. At the same time, he’s showed little power (7 HR in 1711 PA) and was recently moved off of shortstop (to center field). What we want to know is, “What will Hamilton’s career look like, ultimately?” Please answer mostly that same question right here: Loading… SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Hitters (Overall) Below is the current SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Arizona Fall Leaague. SCOUT+ is calculated using regressed home-run, walk, and strikeout rates, where 100 is average and above 100 is above average. (Click here for more on SCOUT.) Player MLB Age PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+ Kent Matthes Rockies 25 66 2.6% 10.6% 18.0% 118 Christopher Mcguiness Rangers 24 70 2.3% 10.9% 17.5% 116 Joe Panik Giants 21 60 1.7% 10.9% 14.2% 115 Jonathan Schoop Orioles 20 62 2.0% 12.8% 19.9% 113 Nick Franklin Mariners 21 53 2.1% 11.7% 19.1% 112 Trayce Thompson White Sox 21 46 2.1% 13.1% 21.4% 112 Adalberto Santos Pirates 24 60 1.7% 11.4% 16.9% 112 Josh Prince Brewers 24 73 1.6% 11.2% 16.4% 111 Matt Szczur Cubs 22 78 1.6% 10.5% 15.8% 110 Jonathan Singleton Astros 20 86 2.2% 12.1% 22.0% 110 SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Hitters (Prospect-Age) Here is the SCOUT batting leaderboard for the AFL, but only populated with players who are 22 or under — i.e. more distinctly of “prospect” age relative to the league. Player MLB Age PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+ Joe Panik Giants 21 60 1.7% 10.9% 14.2% 115 Jonathan Schoop Orioles 20 62 2.0% 12.8% 19.9% 113 Nick Franklin Mariners 21 53 2.1% 11.7% 19.1% 112 Trayce Thompson White Sox 21 46 2.1% 13.1% 21.4% 112 Matt Szczur Cubs 22 78 1.6% 10.5% 15.8% 110 Jonathan Singleton Astros 20 86 2.2% 12.1% 22.0% 110 Christian Vazquez Red Sox 21 39 1.8% 11.9% 19.7% 109 Cory Spangenberg Padres 21 34 1.8% 11.1% 19.1% 108 Ricky Oropesa Giants 22 42 1.8% 12.8% 22.6% 105 Rymer Liriano Padres 21 60 2.3% 8.4% 19.5% 105 SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Pitchers (Overall) Below is the current SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the Arizona Fall League. SCOUT- is calculated using regressed strikeout and walk rates where 100 is average and below 100 is above average. Player MLB Age G GS IP TBF xK% xBB% SCOUT- Mark Montgomery Yankees 21 7 0 8.1 31 26.1% 10.0% 88 Chase Anderson Diamondbacks 24 4 4 13.2 55 25.5% 9.7% 89 Grant Dayton Marlins 24 7 0 8.1 35 25.6% 10.1% 89 Nicholas Bucci Brewers 21 4 4 13.2 61 24.7% 9.3% 89 Kyle Gibson Twins 24 4 4 15.0 67 24.6% 9.2% 89 Kevin Quackenbush Padres 23 8 0 8.1 29 25.1% 9.7% 89 Kevin Rhoderick Cubs 23 9 0 9.1 35 24.9% 9.5% 90 Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 22 4 3 12.0 46 24.1% 9.4% 91 Pete Ruiz Red Sox 24 7 0 9.2 43 24.5% 9.8% 91 Nick Tropeano Astros 21 8 1 11.0 42 24.0% 9.6% 92 SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Pitchers (Starters) Here is the SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the AFL, but only populated with pitchers who’ve made at least half of their appearances as starts. Player MLB Age G GS IP TBF xK% xBB% SCOUT- Chase Anderson Diamondbacks 24 4 4 13.2 55 25.5% 9.7% 89 Nicholas Bucci Brewers 21 4 4 13.2 61 24.7% 9.3% 89 Kyle Gibson Twins 24 4 4 15.0 67 24.6% 9.2% 89 Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 22 4 3 12.0 46 24.1% 9.4% 91 Seth Blair Cardinals 23 4 4 13.1 57 24.6% 10.2% 92 T.J. House Indians 22 4 4 17.0 63 23.8% 9.8% 92 Robbie Erlin Padres 21 4 4 10.2 43 23.2% 9.8% 94 James Paxton Mariners 23 5 5 12.2 57 23.3% 9.9% 94 Boone Whiting Cardinals 22 5 5 17.1 72 22.6% 9.6% 95 James Nelson Brewers 23 5 4 14.2 61 22.7% 10.2% 96 Pretty Excellent and Recent Video of Joe Panik San Francisco middle-infield prospect Joe Panik is currently first among all prospect-age batters on the SCOUT leaderboard. Here’s some pretty excellent and recent video of him, courtesy Bullpen Banter’s Steve Fiorindo.
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