Re: Camparing the rankings
Nice work. Thank you.
A few observations:
Keith Law ranking Junior Arias #10. Just wow.
DD Gregorious is the player with the greatest overall difference of opinion between Redszone and the other rankings. I think we vastly underrated him.
Whoever said we needed to go get a young shortstop? While I used to be in that camp, signing Cabrera has altered my opinion. We have several young potential shortstops and one is pretty close to hitting the majors. Cabrera, Janish and Cozart should at least adequately fill the position (even if Cozart doesn't develop the bat) while Rojas, Gregorius and Hamilton begin to trickle onto the ML roster.
Aroldis Chapman solidifies our farm system tremendously. His presence makes our sytem top 10 maybe even better. On the cusp we have a few potential elite level talents in Chapman, Alonso, Leake and Frazier. Several who look to be solid to plus regulars in Francisco, Wood, Heisey, Cozart, Maloney and Valaika. These players front a very deep group of players who are in the low minors.
While the winning product Castellini has promised us hasn't been demonstrated at the ML level, he has continuosly put money into building a very solid foundation for a promising future. He has made many poor decisions at the major league level but his success will come soon and often if he continues to put money into signing and developing minor league talent.
Strikeouts are boring - besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls. More democratic. ~Bull Durham
MLB Mock Draft
2. Dustin Ackley 27. Tyler Skaggs 33. Kyle Heckathorn 51. Nick Franklin 82. Billy Bullock