The High Heat Stats @ootpbaseball League: The Prospects

Dalton Mack player page

Here’s Dalton’s player page in our OOTP league. He’s looking like a pretty nasty pitcher, but likely projects to be a reliever.

Last week, I announced a new experiment using Out of the Park Baseball. 30 High Heat Stats authors and readers have been added to the 2013 draft pool. Lets see who’s going to have the best career!

Before I conduct the draft, I figured I’d link to everyone so the can check out their player page. If you try navigating between pages of the league almanac, you may encounter some broken links. I’m still trying to master the export process. In fact, that’s why I’m doing this experiment—to learn the latest version of OOTP. I’ve been using older versions for a dozen years, but my has it grown up!

Without further adieu, here we are… the High Heat Prospects!

Name Nickname Position Bats Throws
Bryan O’Connor P Right Right
Dalton Mack Carlos Danger P Right Left
Yank Mosc P Right Right
David Horwich P Left Left
Rich Warren RichW P Switch Left
Hal Ensrud Hartvig P Right Right
Whitey Chevrolet BryanM P Right Right
Steve O CursedClevelander RP Switch Right
Duke Sims Jim Bouldin CL Left Left
Adam Darowski C Switch Right
Vincent D’Angelo C Right Right
Luis Gomez C Left Right
Nick Pain 1B Right Right
Mark Jay MJ 1B Right Left
Brandon Robitaille 989baseball 2B Right Right
Frank Tichell wx 2B Right Right
Andrew Tarwerdi ATarwerdi96 2B Right Right
Darien Sumner 2B Left Left
Andy HHS 3B Right Right
Dan Smith 3B Right Right
Bill Brockman 3B Right Right
Jon Harris cubbies 3B Right Right
Jeff Stearns lazyrasmus SS Right Right
RJ Jackson SS Right Right
Dan McCloskey LF Right Right
Ryan Hennesy whipstache CF Left Right
Chris Castonguay Chris C CF Right Left
CJ Miller GrandyMan CF Right Right
Jeff Hill The Thrill RF Right Right
Andrew Nadig RF Left Left

In the next update, I’ll post who drafted each of us!

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MJ
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What are the fielding ratings point limits? My guy is a 3 in the infield, but an 8 in the outfield? But, his overall rating is a 7 at first base? Overall, looks to be a potential decent hitter overall.

Ed
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Dalton Mack: Intelligence = low.

Wow, that is harsh, really harsh!

Should we start calling him “Nuke” LaLoosh????

Bryan O'Connor
Editor

But he has very high “leader ability”. His grunts are respected in the clubhouse.

Hartvig
Guest

I see that I’m highly intelligent and very greedy.

I think I’ll hold out in spring training for more money.

RJ
Guest

Intelligent, greedy AND zero loyalty. I’m guessing you’ll hire Scott Boras in due course.

Lawrence Azrin
Guest

@23/RJ,

You’re talking like that’s a bad thing…

Bryan O'Connor
Editor

I was born in Alaska. I’m very intelligent and a very good leader. My stuff has 20 potential. And I’m already ticketed for the bullpen.

mosc
Guest

Yank Mosc pitched 69.2 Innings in high school last year and gave up a scant 5 ER for a Kimbrel-esque 0.62 ERA… good for 100 even ERA+. DAMN that’s a hard league to get a hit in! The thing also doesn’t think I’ll have the stamina to make it as a starter.

RJ
Guest

I don’t think it’s calculating ERA+ or OPS+ for the high school/college seasons. Everyone of us has a rating of 100 regardless of how we played.

RJ
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I’m looking like a classic no-hit, good-field shortstop with a cannon for an arm. Not much in the way of speed, but I look to have one of the best position ratings of our group. I’m currently a shortstop but apparently have more potential at third base.

It’ll be interesting comparing my career path to lazyrasmus, our other shortstop, who has the potential to become an absolute beast of a hitter.

Chris C
Guest

I love that my player is fast. I have a current power rating of 2 – but a potential power of 15!! I got skills – or at least the potential of them!!

lazyrasmus
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I’m a 6-3, 175-pound shortstop with potential to have a plus hit tool and elite power, both of which need to develop because of my poor batting eye. Defensively, I have a huge arm with the potential to be an above-average fielder.

Makeup is mixed: I have a high #TWTW, but low intelligence and loyalty.

David Horwich
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“Patches”?!? My nickname is “Patches”? We had a cat named Patches when I was a kid…at least she had good career longevity (lived to age 20)…. Anyway, this is all pretty hilarious. Some of my doppleganger’s characteristics: Intelligence: Low Work Ethic: Low Greed: High What a combination! I’m a LHP with a 94-96 MPH fastball and a curveball with 18 potential, who posted a rate of 11.8 K/9 with a K:BB ratio of almost 6:1 in college. Despite those numbers my control is currently considered poor (6, albeit with 16 potential), and my suggested role is bullpen/emergency starter. With that… Read more »
GrandyMan
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So if I actually reach my potential, I’ll basically be Reggie Jackson. Nice.

GrandyMan
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Seems like my overall hitting potential isn’t as good as most other prospects, but I could really kill the ball. It looks like I’m also more versatile than most other prospects — I could play all three outfield positions acceptably — and I have good wheels and unusually good bunting ability. I guess “fourth outfielder” is a realistic projection for me; I would be happy with that.

I also like the personality matrix:

Intelligence — Very High
Work Ethic — High
Leadership — Low

Yup, that’s me.

BryanM
Guest

Since my potential is “strictly BP” as a pitcher, How will I ever use my plus sacrifice bunt potential??

Darien
Guest

You can pinch hit for me when we need a bunt, since I only have a 3.

CursedClevelander
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Loyalty – High Desire f. Win – Very Low So it looks like I’m ticketed for a long career with the Chicago Cubs! So I’m a fairly short (5’10”) righty 20 year old Cuban defector with a rocket arm and pretty good potential control (16) but lacking a bit on movement (13 potential), so I’m going to have to succeed by locating my plus fastball. Stuff-wise, I have a 20 potential, but almost all of that is coming from my fastball (96-98 with a 20 potential). My curveball tops out at 14 potential, so it looks like I’m going to… Read more »
Nick Pain
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I’ve always thought of myself as a 200 pound Dominican trapped in a pasty New Englander’s body. This just cinches it.

Dan
Guest

My height/weight fits me almost to a T. Strong arm for IF and OF(in real life probably only had arm strong enough for 3rd base). Hitting potential for some pop and solid batting average. I see myself as maybe Bob Elliott or if lucky Al Rosen. 🙂

Only things I don’t agree with is the greed and striving to win, I would flip those to opposite what they are. lol

Darien
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Whoa, I’m 6’1″? When did I get so tall? My wife will be thrilled! If I hit my potential, I’m sort of a monster at the plate — 15 contact, 14 power, and 13 avoid K’s should mean some good results for a middle infielder. I suck at bunting, apparently, but maybe that’s because I have “very low” leader ability. I just don’t know how to put the team on my back and carry them to an extra out! Actually, it looks like all of my speed stats suck. I have a good “baserunning instincts,” though, which, given my other… Read more »
wx
Guest

Yes. Among position players, I am the greek god of sacrifice bunts. 🙂

wx
Guest

And “Intelligence: Low”

Luis Gomez
Guest

I thought I was gonna provide the Latin flavor to the team, but apparently I was born in Utah.

As a 20 year old I probably weighted 185, but now I am 18 north of each of those figures.

brandon
Guest

Cool stuff. I even look like…myself. My prospect self was born in Toronto which is pretty cool since I used the French Canadian spelling of my last name when I submitted for the project. I have some nice power potential but too bad my intelligence rating is so low.

Vincent
Guest

I rarely, if ever, post a comment but i read this page multiple times a day. Just wanted to say thanks Adam for doing this.

Dan McCloskey
Editor

I’m greedy, lazy and disloyal, but very intelligent, and have strong leadership ability. The perfect formula to one day be the head of the players union.* 🙂

*Not intended to be an anti-union sentiment, but I couldn’t resist.

It looks like power is my game (20 rating) and really not much else, although with a 12 rating in LF, I’m destined to be better than Dave Kingman, so that’s a plus.

Dan McCloskey
Editor

I also meant to predict that I will go on to be the second greatest player in history from Rocky Mount, NC. Second to this guy, of course: http://www.baseball-reference.com/nonmlbpa/leonabu99.shtml

Dalton Mack
Editor

Alright, let’s take a look-see:

6 pitches, with the change-ups being the weakest, that’s pretty much on point. Forkball in place of the splitter? Fine by me–I experimented with the forkball for a while.

Height and weight are an inch and 10 pounds off respectively (not bad), and age is, unlike many others here, pretty close.

Low control and decent stuff? That’s me alright.

We’ll talk about the intelligence behind closed doors, Adam.

RichW
Guest

I’m going to have a tough time making it as a starter if I don’t improve my changeup. It’s not all bad. A lefty throwing 96-98 mph should get a job somewhere.:)

jeff hill
Guest

My guy is 6′ 185lbs…just 2 inches shorter than I am in real life and same weight. Nice! Only one other RF to compete for playing time with ,also a good thing.

Intelligence and work ethic are high, everything else is low.
RF rating of 12, LF 5
Speed: 7
Steal ability: 11
Baserunning: 12
Sac bunt: 4
Bunt for hit: 1

I have a high K rate but an exceptional eye…I guess I’m a patient hacker, lol.

BryanM
Guest

My pitching arm is “strictly BP” , but I’m exceptional at holding runners on. i guess with my lack of stuff, i get a lot of practice. That Hamilton kid better not be trying running practice while I’m pitchin’ BP, though – I’ll get ‘im

Dan McCloskey
Editor

Does “strictly BP” mean strictly bullpen or strictly batting practice? I assume the former. Not much of a pitching prospect if it’s the latter. 😉

Dan McCloskey
Editor
Jim Bouldin
Guest

Think of the last name as a verb.

Dan McCloskey
Editor

A-ha. Hadn’t thought of it that way.

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