Over on the main blog, we’ve just published an introduction from Kiley McDaniel, who is the newest member of the FanGraphs team. Though he’s not entirely new; Kiley previously wrote for FanGraphs a few years ago before taking on a full-time job as the prospect writer for Scout.com. Today, though, Kiley returns to FanGraphs to head up our prospect coverage, and we’re excited to have him back in the fold. Additionally, Kiley has enlisted the help of some friends, and together, they’ll be covering the minor leagues — and amateur levels, to a lesser degree — in a different way than we have previously.
Kiley’s experience working for the Yankees, Orioles, and Pirates has given him some valuable experience into the inner-workings of MLB decision making processes, and he’s previously covered prospects for both ESPN and Scout, in addition to his earlier stint at FanGraphs. We think you’re going to like what he has to offer, and some of the new projects that he’ll be leading the charge on. While there are certainly many others doing great work in bringing interesting coverage of minor leaguers, we want to cover prospects in a way that aligns with what you’ve come to expect from FanGraphs, and Kiley’s got some great things in store for those of you who really like the prospect side of the game.
I’d be remiss to not mention the yeoman’s work that Marc Hulet has put in here over the last few years, heading up the offseason prospect lists and putting in a remarkable amount of work every offseason. Marc’s begun contributing more regularly to RotoGraphs, and you will still find his write-ups on minor leaguers published there on a regular basis, but we are extremely thankful to Marc for the years of work he put in covering prospects for us.
We’re excited to have Kiley and his crew on board, and you can look forward to a flood of new prospect coverage coming to FanGraphs in the coming weeks.
Dave is the Managing Editor of FanGraphs.