Re: Testing our rankings
Just for clarification when I think of proximity I think closest to staying in the majors. Which is why I didn't put Francisco high on proximity either. For example once upon a time (2007) Homer Bailey made it to the show and at the same time Cueto was in High A Sarasota and indeed closer to staying in the Majors. IIRC Homer was handling the minors every bit as good as Francisco has at that point maybe even better. So I'd agree with Doug proximity is closest to staying in the big leagues in whatever role but since we are discussing top prospects that probably means starting.
One caveat though I did explain Maloney as a 1 in proximity in my next hypothetical grouping but that is because I think he has a shot at sticking at this point, how good I''m not sure but surely closer than anyone he'd be grouped with at that juncture.
Last edited by Mario-Rijo; 11-06-2009 at 04:16 PM.