Re: My Reds Top 40 Prospect list
Thanks for the list. When it comes to Reds prospects, much of my opinion is based on your well informed comments. That leads me to a few questions about some of your rankings:
What jumps out most is that the group of relievers that many on here have been calling for are all ranked fairly low (Coutlangus 22, Shafer 24, Medlock 25, Guevera 32 and Salmon isn't even on the list). Yet some guys that appear to be no more than roster fodder at the MLB level are ranked above them (Moran 9, Janisch 11, Tatum 20, Dickerson 21). What is the reason for this ranking?
Does it mean the pitchers won't be any help?
Does it mean Moran and Janisch may actually be useful?
Is it just based on middle relievers being less valued than starters or position players?
Is it age based?
I'm just wondering because it seems like the middle relievers on the list have the most chance to make significant contributions to the Reds than anyone out of the top 5 or 10. Its hard to argue with the top 5 and I can see Stubbs, Valaika, Loo and Lecure ahead of these guys, but after that, these relievers seem like the best bet.
Last edited by mth123; 10-19-2006 at 06:53 AM.