Re: Who is Redszone's #7 prospect?
Originally Posted by mace
2. The extremely small sample size. The fact is, there just aren't that many players who profile that way. (Granted, that also points to the fact that not many guys with those profiles even make the major leagues.)
Your parenthesis have the key point -- Lots of guys have an ability to strike a lot and not walk very much. There are 100s of 'em in the minor leagues right now. Very, very few have the other skills which are needed to get in to the major leagues and accrue significant playing time. Usually some extreme skill such as speed, power, or defensive value.
It's so obvious we sometimes overlook it -- playing time is a really good proxy for performance.
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.