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    Baseball America Lower Minors Team Rankings

    I went through and complied the league by league Top 20s for Rookie - A+ leagues and awarded points as follows:

    Lower Rookie Level (GCL, AZL)
    Code:
    Rank	Points Awarded
    1	30
    2	28
    3	26
    4	24
    5	22
    6	20
    7	18
    8	16
    9	14
    10	12
    11	10
    12	9
    13	8
    14	7
    15	6
    16	5
    17	4
    18	3
    19	2
    20	1
    Now for each bump in level, each point value went up by 1 point. High rookie level #1 prospects were worth 31 instead of 30, and Low A #1's were worth 32 and High A #1's were worth 33.

    Its a very inacccurate science, but it seemed to work somewhat well in my mind. For players who were listed in 2 seperate leagues, I gave them 0 points for their lowest score and just gave them the highest points once. No need to reward a team twice for the same player.

    There are some flaws in the system for sure (for example Jay Bruce or Justin Upton were ranked #1 in their respective leagues and were each valued at 33 points. Brett Cecil was the #1 prospect in the NYP, and he was worth 31 points.... and well, he is nowhere near the same value as either of those guys, but there was no real way for me to go through the 220 players and assign each a value), but it does give you a decent look at the depth at the lower levels with the players ranked, and then the total value of those players gives you an actual idea of the top end value by averaging the number by players.

    Anyways, here is the list for all Levels below AA
    Code:
    Team	Players	Points	Average Player Points
    Braves	         9	192	21.3
    Rangers	        12	191	15.9
    Reds	        10	174	17.4
    Mariners	10	151	15.1
    Devil Rays	 8	150	18.8
    Rockies	        12	146	12.2
    Red Sox	         8	132	16.5
    Nationals	 7	132	18.9
    Padres	         8	131	16.4
    Twins	        13	124	9.5
    Giants	         6	119	19.8
    White Sox 	10	118	11.8
    Yankees	         9	116	12.9
    Blue Jays	 5	111	22.2
    Dodgers	         6	111	18.5
    Cubs	         8	105	13.1
    Angels	        10	103	10.3
    Diamondbacks	 5	99	19.8
    Brewers	         5	98	19.6
    Indians	         5	85	17
    Cardinals	 7	72	10.3
    Marlins	         5	71	14.2
    Pirates	         4	69	17.3
    Orioles	         7	67	9.6
    Tigers	         2	57	28.5
    Royals	         6	55	9.2
    Phillies	 4	50	12.5
    Astros	         5	50	10
    Mets	         3	34	10.7
    Athletics	 3	22	7.3
    Anyways, I just thought it would be interesting to take a look at to at least get a feel of the types of players each system had in the lower minors.
    Last edited by dougdirt; 10-07-2007 at 06:28 PM. Reason: Incorrect number for the Braves.

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    Re: Baseball America Lower Minors Team Rankings

    That certainly speaks highly of the Reds since they have 3 players in addition to Bruce who are also ranked so highly in AA and AAA.
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    Re: Baseball America Lower Minors Team Rankings

    Damn...Braves no.1, very interesting.

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    Re: Baseball America Lower Minors Team Rankings

    It's also nice to see all the other NL Central teams in the bottom half.

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    Re: Baseball America Lower Minors Team Rankings

    The Rangers are also doing pretty well.

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    Re: Baseball America Lower Minors Team Rankings

    It's always good to see the Reds high on these rankings. Now they have to transfer that success to the field.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
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