Found January 20, 2012 on Reds Minor Leagues:
John Sickels, of has completed his grading of the top 20 (or more) prospects in each system. These rankings are not indicative of John’s actual farm system rankings, which he is currently working on and will soon be found on his website. These are based on a system, as described below. 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: Top 10 hitting prospects $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 pitching prospects $13.5 Top 11-25 pitchers $14.2 Top 26-50 pitchers $14.2 Top 51-75 pitchers $10.8 T...

Offseason Notes for January 18th

Cub prospect Dan Vogelbach uses physics to his advantage. Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes. 1. Assorted Headlines 2. Prospecting: Catching Up with John Sickels, Part II 3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: New York (AL) Television Assorted Headlines Darvish Deadline Today The deadline for the Texas Rangers to sign NPB pitcher Yu...
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