more on BA prospect rankings
Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:29 AM
Berrios had the fourth highest ballot vote - coming in 69 on someones ballot - of the players that didn't make the top 100 (doesn't mean he was on the most ballots, just that on one, he was ranked pretty high).
Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:34 PM
He still qualifies as a rookie, doesn't he? It'd be strange for BA to use there own rookie standard.
The only thing I can think of with Pinto is that they've graduated him. Pinto is a better prospect at this point than any of the guys that got missed (minus maybe Rosario).
Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:22 PM
Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:39 PM
Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:05 AM
Shocking that you like the list with 8 Twins on it better than the ones with 4-6.
I think of the major rankers, I like them in this order:
Callis and Mayo at mlbpipeline
Sickels at minorleagueball
BA took a big hit when Callis left them. I don't really care much for KLaw but he's at ESPN so ... (And, in fairness, he was on a lot of rookie ball guys like Arcia and Rosario before others). Parks, I think, is better than Klaw and he has a lot more stuff available out there. Callis and Mayo are really good - I liked Mayo when it was just him and adding Callis gave mlb.com the best prospect site on the net which I'm sure is what they were after. Sickels has been doing pretty good work for years.
I think the main thing I like is content and availability and the top 3 have a lot more of it then the bottom three. Parks' chats at BP are pretty long and his answers are a lot more thorough than Klaw's at ESPN even if a lot of stuff is still hidden behind a paywall.