"For each organization, we identify the 10 prospects with the highest ceilings, with consideration given to the likelihood of reaching those ceilings."
I think you may have missed the second clause in that sentence; certainly, proximity to the majors is factor in the likelihood of reaching one's ceiling.
Not at all.If projects Gordon as a 2b with no power he would be below average for that position. As a shortstop he could be average to below average in fielding. Gordon is where he should be on the list based on ceiling weighing more than proximity to the majors. If he were higher based on that judging system the minor league system is not in that good of shape.The writer likes the high end potential of Graterol. If Romero and Gonsalves, who are as near to the majors as Gordon, are considered #3 or better starters, they are more valuable than an average to below average MI.When ceiling counts more than proximity to the majors, me must really like Rooker.If you value proximity to majors ias more valuable, then go to mlb.com.In 15 years you can see who had the better guess.
Would anyone rank them that way now?