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dougdirt
10-07-2007, 04:52 PM
I went through and complied the league by league Top 20s for Rookie - A+ leagues and awarded points as follows:

Lower Rookie Level (GCL, AZL)


Rank Points Awarded
1 30
2 28
3 26
4 24
5 22
6 20
7 18
8 16
9 14
10 12
11 10
12 9
13 8
14 7
15 6
16 5
17 4
18 3
19 2
20 1

Now for each bump in level, each point value went up by 1 point. High rookie level #1 prospects were worth 31 instead of 30, and Low A #1's were worth 32 and High A #1's were worth 33.

Its a very inacccurate science, but it seemed to work somewhat well in my mind. For players who were listed in 2 seperate leagues, I gave them 0 points for their lowest score and just gave them the highest points once. No need to reward a team twice for the same player.

There are some flaws in the system for sure (for example Jay Bruce or Justin Upton were ranked #1 in their respective leagues and were each valued at 33 points. Brett Cecil was the #1 prospect in the NYP, and he was worth 31 points.... and well, he is nowhere near the same value as either of those guys, but there was no real way for me to go through the 220 players and assign each a value), but it does give you a decent look at the depth at the lower levels with the players ranked, and then the total value of those players gives you an actual idea of the top end value by averaging the number by players.

Anyways, here is the list for all Levels below AA


Team Players Points Average Player Points
Braves 9 192 21.3
Rangers 12 191 15.9
Reds 10 174 17.4
Mariners 10 151 15.1
Devil Rays 8 150 18.8
Rockies 12 146 12.2
Red Sox 8 132 16.5
Nationals 7 132 18.9
Padres 8 131 16.4
Twins 13 124 9.5
Giants 6 119 19.8
White Sox 10 118 11.8
Yankees 9 116 12.9
Blue Jays 5 111 22.2
Dodgers 6 111 18.5
Cubs 8 105 13.1
Angels 10 103 10.3
Diamondbacks 5 99 19.8
Brewers 5 98 19.6
Indians 5 85 17
Cardinals 7 72 10.3
Marlins 5 71 14.2
Pirates 4 69 17.3
Orioles 7 67 9.6
Tigers 2 57 28.5
Royals 6 55 9.2
Phillies 4 50 12.5
Astros 5 50 10
Mets 3 34 10.7
Athletics 3 22 7.3


Anyways, I just thought it would be interesting to take a look at to at least get a feel of the types of players each system had in the lower minors.

Hoosier Red
10-07-2007, 08:13 PM
That certainly speaks highly of the Reds since they have 3 players in addition to Bruce who are also ranked so highly in AA and AAA.

icehole3
10-13-2007, 09:39 AM
Damn...Braves no.1, very interesting.

OesterPoster
10-15-2007, 10:08 AM
It's also nice to see all the other NL Central teams in the bottom half.

AmarilloRed
10-16-2007, 12:24 AM
The Rangers are also doing pretty well.

GoReds33
10-18-2007, 08:43 PM
It's always good to see the Reds high on these rankings. Now they have to transfer that success to the field.