Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
I would rather have Chapman over Bumgarner for sure. Bumgarner's drastic loss of velocity is a huge red flag for me. I think he is way overrated on most sites because of his high ranking last year before his loss of velocity occurred. He lost 8-10 mph off his fastball during the season. I don't think that is just fatigue.
Chapman and Perez are similar in that they have great stuff but need to learn to harness it. Perez is much younger though, so I will take Chapman over him because he is much closer to the majors.
There are some very bad mistakes in those minorleagueball.com community rankings. Much more so than last year. I am sure they will differ a lot from Sickels' final list.
One of the major problems with the minorleagueball.com community rankings is that some rank solely on fantasy value. When that enters into the equation things like stolen bases count a lot more than they should and defense never enters the situation. The park and league you play in also come into play, things that shouldn't matter.