Re: Reds Top Prospects- Midseason Edition
Your title says Top Prospects, so why have a Tier C indicates that a player has a decent shot to contribute in some form at the major league level?
July of 2005 would have been Hanigan's last chance to be on this list, but a good percentage of people will argue that he should be the starting Catcher for the REDS right now. Dickerson's last year would have been July of 2006, and probably a majority of people would argue that he should be the starting CenterFielder for the REDS right now. That would put both of these players at Level B.
There's also a big gap where a player, like a Dickerson or a Hanigan, will be a starter at the Major League level for only a year or two, and there's those who will be a starter at the Major League level for 7, 8, 9, 10 years, and never make an All-Star team. If you made that your level B, then Dickerson and Hanigan would be level C players, contributing somewhere at the Major League level, possibly starting for a year or two.
Nice post, though Benihana. Well thought out and fun to read.