Originally written January 30, 2013 on Reds Minor Leagues:
Jonathan Mayo released the MLB.com Top 100 Prospect List. Before getting into the list, I want to talk about how the list is compiled. This is from another article that breaks down some of the previously linked Top 100 list. With those requirements in mind, each scout was asked to anonymously provide his own top 50. An AP poll-type format was used. If, say, a scout put Profar in the top spot, he would get 50 points; the second prospect gets 49 points, and so on, down to one point for the 50th prospect on each list. The more scouts involved, the more thorough the list, but there’s no avoiding having some opinion form the overall rankings. I am not the biggest fan of this kind of system. There are flaws in a system like that. One guy being overly high that no one else is could put him on the list, while in theory every single voter could have the same #51 prospect who wouldn’t show up at all. Onto the list. The Reds had three players on the list. First came Billy Hamilton at #11. The ...
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