Originally Posted by Sea Ray
Really? You mean there are 15,000 guys in the minors? That sounds high to me. That means each major league team would have 500 minor league players or 20 teams with rosters of 25. Are there really that many guys in the minors?
The Reds invited 153 players to MILB spring training - not counting guys invited to ST with the big club, so lets just say 170 guys. We can figure other teams are similar. So we are at 170 times 30 = 5100 players. Then we look at the Dominican Summer League and Venezuelan Summer League and have an additional 40 teams of about 35-40 players on each team (active and inactive) and we are adding in another 1500 players, so we are at about 6600 players. 150 divided by 6600 = 2.3%. So I SLIGHTLY exaggerated. Still, we are talking about absolute cream of the crop guys at this point in the Top 150.