Originally Posted by mlbfan30
Here are some 5 star pitchers
Fautino de los Santos
That's at least 10 pitchers ranked ahead of Cueto, so far. Not only is Goldsteins list incomplete, but who knows how many 4-star guys he would rank ahead of Cueto.
Cueto might end up in the top 25-30 pitchers by the time he's done, which is very low.
The lowest overall rating Cueto has received in a top prospect list as 47th at MILB.com
In that, there were about 20 pitchers ahead of him.
In the major lists, Cueto has....
x pitchers ahead - source
8 - The Diamond Cutter
6 - Mound Talk Community
5 - Mound Talk
6 Project Prospect
9 - Scouting Book
6 - Sickels Community Prospect
The point is that There are a bunch of ratings where Cueto is around the 8-10th best pitching prospect in baseball, while Goldstein and MLB think he's more like in the 20s. That is considered very low.
Nick Adenhart and 2 High Schoolers who have thrown a combined 0 professional innings are 5 star guys but Cueto isn't? Neftali Feliz threw 42 innings last year and only 15 of those came in A ball.... Feliz was ranked 13th in the Braves system (now in the Rangers system) by John Sickels and given a C+ as a guy with a great arm but really far away from the majors.