Re: Top 2000+ Prospects
Originally Posted by dougdirt
BA, BP and Sickels all tend to work around the same premise. When it gets to our rankings here, its why they are so random because we have maybe 15 people voting who have enough knowledge to vote past 5 or 10 guys. Then you get to the different definitions of how to value a prospect. Sickels, BA and BP seem to rank upon the perceived value of the players career in the majors. People here vote on 25 different things among the 125 people who vote.
But I would push further to suggest that "value of the player's career in the majors" is still itself a source of significant difference. BA and BP could project the exact same career for all of the players on their list and still order them differently because of the way it chooses to value those careers. This is clearly yet another source of variance.
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.