Some posters think a lot more highly of our farm system than all the other prognosticators. Rose colored glasses, perhaps. Time will tell
I respectfully submit that this is a mischaracterization. I can't think of a single poster, in this thread or others, who expressed a viewpoint radically different than the prognosticators. You pointed out the purported delusions of others. Let's hear YOUR thoughts, because maybe it's YOUR lens that needs a little buffing?;)Is it possible you think less of our farm system than (almost) all of the other prognosticators? Where do you think the system ranks?
Let's look at some numbers. Some facts. Personally, the opinions of the prognosticators and the numbers are all I have to go by. Where do you think the system stands relative to the 29 other teams?
I think the system compares favorably (either a little better or a little worse) to a whole slew of organizations at right around #9. Atlanta, San Diego, NYY, CWS are systems that are standing out to the prognosticators and therefore to me. As the rankings come out, I believe you'll see those teams viewed in a tier (maybe I missed one or two), and then a whole group, including the Twins, in a second tier that probably includes TBR, MILW, PHIL, ASTROS, REDS, and maybe one or two others.
What's YOUR opinion?
This list of 100 prospects shows a glaring reality about the difference between the haves and the have nots. If there was even distribution of top-end talent, every one of the teams would be represented by roughly four prospects among the top 120.Instead, ten teams claim 54 of the 100 spots on this list. I believe the Twins are one of nine teams with five or more selections. We are also being told by several prospect gurus that if the list was expanded to 120, we'd likely see a few more names from our system on the list, guys like Graterol, Kirillof, Jay, Romero, Badoo.
Time will tell, you're right about that, but I think you might be surprised by how many of the prognosticators believe this system ranks at the back end of the top ten systems. And I don't know of a single poster that's claiming the Twins' system is something other than what it is.
Edited by birdwatcher, 23 January 2018 - 12:13 PM.