Hi, I’m Doug Otto and I’ll be covering the High-A Central league for Prospects1500. I’ve been reading Prospects1500 since the 2017 season so I’m very excited to join the team.
The High-A Central (formerly the Low-A Midwest League) is special to me because it’s where my Dayton Dragons play. I grew up in Dayton, Ohio and I was about 5 years old when the Dragons had their inaugural season in 2000 and got to go to my first game. The Dragons were (and continue to be) a big deal for Dayton, and I think just about every kid in school had a Dragons hat or t-shirt. Even though I didn’t really start following prospects until I started playing fantasy baseball, I think that excitement for the Dragons helped spark my current prospects/fantasy baseball interest. I now live in Chicago, but I still try to make sure I get to a Dragons game at least once a year.
I started playing dynasty baseball in 2016 and since then I’ve been combing through prospect information and stats religiously. At the time I was overwhelmed by all the information but motivated by the thrill of discovering a new name and getting the jump before any of my league mates. I’ve learned a lot since then, but part of what makes prospects fun is that I feel like I learn something new every day. I hope this can be a learning experience as much as I can help readers learn about prospects.
Outside of Prospects1500 you can find me on Twitter @hdouglasotto.
Doug Otto is the High-A Central league correspondent and Arizona Diamondbacks correspondent for Prospects1500. He is an avid follower and consumer of prospect news, rankings, and data. He also has experience playing fantasy baseball, mostly in deep dynasty formats. When Doug isn’t researching prospects, he’s either watching movies or baking dessert. He can be found on Twitter at