The top 500 deals strictly with quantity but we also have a point value system, which is the fourth number after the team’s name, to account for where the players drafted ranked in the 500. The No. 1 player, Jonathan Gray, received a point value of 500 and the No. 2 ranked player, Mark Appel, received 499 points. Each subsequent player ranked received one less point, down to the No. 500 player, who got one point. The final number is an average of these points. Therefore, a higher number is better. Again, without understanding what drove a team’s average can be misleading. Additionally, this is average is in no way trying to convey that player talent, and therefore value, is linear.
Reds (14 total, 2 top 100, 6 top 200, average: 278)
Phillip Ervin (23), Michael Lorenzen (52), Kevin Franklin (232), Mark Armstrong (242), Ben Lively (127), Cory Thompson (121), Zack Weiss (381), Tyler Mahle (281), Scott Brattvet (283), Evan Mitchell (411), Willie Abreu (205), Brett Morales (118), Zack Collins (113), Andrew Benintendi (486).