Originally Posted by dougdirt
Are you referring to Yorman Rodriguez here? If so, you are forgetting one large thing here.... he was 17 years old.
Prospect rankings aren't about what a guy is doing today. It is about what a guy is going to do in the Major Leagues one day. That is why scouts are paid to do their job instead of just letting someone look at a stat sheet. In the minor leagues there is a lot more to projecting a player forward than looking at his numbers. Yes, they do mean something. But unlike in the Major Leagues, they don't tell anywhere near the entire story.
Yes, Yorman. I get his age and that he was very young. I get the scout argument, but prospects value should be weighted upon performance as well 184 good (not great) PAs isn't even close to enough to tell me that this guy is the 3rd best "prospect" in the Reds system with an .817 OPS at Billings. I want to see a lot more from someone before catapulting them up that high on the list.