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    Bill James Young Talent Inventory

    In his 2010 Gold Mine book, Bill James ranks organizations based off of how much talent they have in the organization under the age of 26. From what I've heard, the Reds rank...27th????

    Johnny Cueto
    Homer Bailey
    Edinson Volquez
    Mike Leake
    Aroldis Chapman (not sure if he was signed when the list was published)
    Jay Bruce
    Joey Votto (not sure if he counts or not, as he turns 27 this year)
    Drew Stubbs
    Todd Frazier
    Yonder Alonso

    WTF????

    (Maybe this thread should be in The ORG)
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    Re: Bill James Young Talent Inventory

    Agreed. WTF!!!??

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    Re: Bill James Young Talent Inventory

    It's especially baffling considering the Reds were ranked 15th last year: http://insidethedodgers.mlblogs.com/...ers_11_in.html

    What have they done in the interim? Add Chapman and Leake while losing Stewart.

    I don't get it.

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    Re: Bill James Young Talent Inventory

    Quote Originally Posted by MBZags View Post
    It's especially baffling considering the Reds were ranked 15th last year: http://insidethedodgers.mlblogs.com/...ers_11_in.html

    What have they done in the interim? Add Chapman and Leake while losing Stewart.

    I don't get it.
    Clearly they messed up an amazing draft...

    jk... but if I keep seeing more outings out of Scheppers like the one he put up the other day, I'm really gonna hate Boxberger...
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    Re: Bill James Young Talent Inventory

    Pretty awful list if you ask me. There's very few teams with more young talent than the Reds. IMO.

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    Re: Bill James Young Talent Inventory

    Bill James' opinions ceased to matter once he took a job with the Red Sox.

    He became a biased analyst from that day forward.

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    Re: Bill James Young Talent Inventory

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Pretty awful list if you ask me. There's very few teams with more young talent than the Reds. IMO.
    You read most any comments from anywhere and they all agree that teams would give anything to have the depth the REDS have.

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    Re: Bill James Young Talent Inventory

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    You read most any comments from anywhere and they all agree that teams would give anything to have the depth the REDS have.

    Agreed and pitching depth is king. I believe the Redsox have equal depth but anyone else no freakin way.
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    Re: Bill James Young Talent Inventory

    Hes crazy. Some of those teams he has above the Reds barely have any talent to begin with.

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    Re: Bill James Young Talent Inventory

    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    Agreed and pitching depth is king. I believe the Redsox have equal depth but anyone else no freakin way.
    Rays.

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    Re: Bill James Young Talent Inventory

    C. Trent asked James about the ranking
    http://cnati.com/spring-training-201...part-1-001559/


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    CTR: I saw in your book, the Reds weren't very high in your "young talent meter" however, most of the Reds' top players are young and their hope lies mostly in young players.

    BJ: Votto should score well in our system, but the guys Hanigan and Janish - even though I absolutely love Paul Janish - they don't score highly on the young talent meter because they haven't yet proven they can play every day on the Major League level.


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