Re: John Sickels farm system rankings
Originally Posted by kpresidente
I think this system probably overvalues depth a little. It doesn't help you to have 30 decent prospects since you only have a 25-man roster. It's better to have fewer prospects that rank higly than lots of prospects who rank average.
But it's not like all 30 will turn out to be major leaguers. Having a lot of depth in part recognizes the unpredictability of prospects.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.