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dougdirt
09-19-2011, 02:44 PM
The guys at BA rolled out the first league Top 20's today. The Arizona League was the first one (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/league-top-20-prospects/2011/2612367.html). The Reds Gabriel Rosa came in at #15 and was the only Red among the top 20 prospects.

RedsManRick
09-19-2011, 08:01 PM
Just to clarify, this is the Arizona League, for rookies -- not the AFL for advanced prospects on the cusp.

With Rosa, the story is much the same as for most kids that age: has the tools, needs to work on his approach and the details.

texasdave
09-20-2011, 01:55 AM
The guys at BA rolled out the first league Top 20's today. The Arizona League was the first one (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/league-top-20-prospects/2011/2612367.html). The Reds Gabriel Rosa came in at #15 and was the only Red among the top 20 prospects.

I take it that performance is not one of the criteria used. LOL.

dougdirt
09-20-2011, 02:30 AM
I take it that performance is not one of the criteria used. LOL.

Nor should it be. Especially at this level.

texasdave
09-20-2011, 11:12 AM
Nor should it be. Especially at this level.

As it should be this early in these players' careers. It just struck me as a little odd when looking at the Mustangs' statistics. When would you say that the rankings starting leaning more towards production than potential?

dougdirt
09-20-2011, 04:32 PM
As it should be this early in these players' careers. It just struck me as a little odd when looking at the Mustangs' statistics. When would you say that the rankings starting leaning more towards production than potential?

When they reach the majors. Potential is going to remain more important than production in the minor leagues. I use both when I do my rankings, but I probably lean 70-30 with scouting over production for guys below AA or under 22 years old. Probably drop it to 60-40 for guys older or higher.

texasdave
09-20-2011, 06:26 PM
When they reach the majors. Potential is going to remain more important than production in the minor leagues. I use both when I do my rankings, but I probably lean 70-30 with scouting over production for guys below AA or under 22 years old. Probably drop it to 60-40 for guys older or higher.

Thanks. I can see that logic.