Re: John Sickels farm system rankings
Originally Posted by nmculbreth
The only problem I can see with this methodology is that you're trying to use one data point (a player's current rating) and do a lot of extrapolation. That may work well for players at the end of their development process, say Matt Maloney, but I question how well it works for players at the lower levels of the minor leagues.
Take the case of Yorman Rodriguez. Sickels currently has him graded out as a C prospect but given his age it seems safe to assume that his grade will fluctuate over time and if he is able to live up to his ability, he'll grade out much higher when he is close to matriculation. The question then becomes how do you pinpoint his value?
To me, i'd like to see the spread around the means in order to get a better handle on how much risk is associated with each category's dollar values......
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