Re: Pitching propects - ratings (categorized)
Mario, I first started by listing them by teams. My ratings take into account the success they're having at the level, age, and ceiling. Funny thing, I had Burton a 3* and just changed it at the last minute. I don't know why. I guess I just figured I couldn't justify him being at that 3* level when a team didn't think enough of him to keep him on their 40-man roster (Oakland).
Also, he's on the Reds roster, so I guess I probably could remove him from the "prospect" list alltogether. I dunno. I guess with his age, I just wasn't feeling it. I know Salmon is the oldest on this list, and he maybe should be a 2* as well, but I kept him at 3* because I really like his high K rate in the high minors the past 2+ years (204 in 198.2 IP) and I just have a feeling with him. I guess it doesn't make sense to have Burton a 2* and Salmon a 3* with Burton being obviously higher regarded by the FO that he's on the big club.
Anyway, this whole thing will be constantly changing. I really just wanted to get the lists out there and at least have something next to each pitcher (rating), so that one can look at the specific category and measure up pitcher against pitcher using stats, age, etc. It really helps me to look at it this way, so I figured it would help others as well. Sometimes, with all the levels and names, it's hard to keep up with everything. I was actually hoping, from the beginning, that the board would leave feedback so that we can use this thing as almost a community rating system.
I just hope I can keep up with all the changes. Some of these guys have already been moved to other teams. The stats are a pain to keep up with. Those stats, by the way are through Thursday, August 9th, so if they look outdated, they are. I would like to create a "promoted list" and "demoted list, which tracks the pitchers that have moved up and down throughout the year.
What else did you question? Again, I welcome all feedback and appreciate if anyone reports an error. If Burton is up much longer, I will remove him from ths list, sicne he will no longer be a "prospect". That way I don't have to lose any sleep over his 2* rating that I, myself, am questioning.