John is now done with all of his rankings. I know he said he had a few changes to make still, so this could change ever so slightly, though I doubt it makes much of an impact overall.
I went through each system that John graded and took down the grade for both hitters and pitchers. Why did I do that? Well, hitters and pitchers have different values. The value's that I used were the ones first identified by Victor Wang in an article at The Hardball Times. The guys at Beyond The Box Score took that and made it into a monetary value. Here is what the average prospect was worth who fell in these ranges:
Code:Top 10 hitters $32.5M Top 11-25 hitters $22.3 Top 26-50 hitters $20.8 Top 51-75 hitters $12.6 Top 76-100 hitters $11.1 Top 10 pitchers $13.5 Top 11-25 pitchers $14.2 Top 26-50 pitchers $14.2 Top 51-75 pitchers $10.8 Top 76-100 pitchers $8.7 Grade B pitchers $6.5 Grade B hitters $4.9 Grade C pitchers <23 $1.9 Grade C pitchers >23 $1.3 Grade C hitters <23 $0.62 Grade C hitters >23 $0.45
Now I did have to make some adjustments. As we can see, Pitching prospects in the 11-50 range tend to be more valuable than those in the Top 10. To counteract that sense ideally, it shouldn't be that way, I made each pitching prospect in the Top 61 (B+ or better grade) worth 14.2M. Here is the value I gave each grade - split for pitchers and hitters:
Code:A A- B+ B B- C+ H Value 32.5 22.3 20.8 12.6 4.9 0.88 P Value 14.2 14.2 14.2 9.8 6.5 2.6
For the C+ guys I had to change a little. I didn't go through the 268 players who were graded C+ to find the age. So what I did was take the average C grade (split the difference between the two grades). That made 1.6 for pitchers and 0.54 for hitters.I used the weighting for the B grade prospects to wind up with the C+ being worth the same for a C as the B+ was for the B grades. Now that we had the value for each type of prospect, I just ran the numbers for the different teams. One thing to note, I didn't include the grade C prospects because not all of the C prospects made each list, so the data was left out because it was incomplete. Here are the results: