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JOHN SICKELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Four Cincinnati Reds make John Sickels top prospects list

John Sickels has released his Top 175 prospects list and it has four Cincinnati Reds players on it. Two of the four players cracked the Top 25. Right handed pitcher Robert Stephenson topped things for the Reds, coming in as the 21st ranked prospect in the game. Jesse Winker wasn’t far behind, the outfielder was ranked as the 25th best prospect in minor league baseball. There were...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight Mets Among John Sickels’ 2015 Top Prospects

John Sickels of Minor League Ball recently released his Top 175 MLB Prospects and the Mets had a great showing, placing eight prospects in the top 175 seven of them in the top 100. Here they are including where they were ranked and their Grades: Noah Syndergaard – 13 (Grade A-) Steven Matz – 35 (Grade B+) Dilson Herrera – 41 (Grade B+) Michael Conforto – 78 (Grade B) Rafael...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Farm system rankings based on John Sickels grades

One of my favorite times of the year is when John Sickels releases all of his prospect rankings. He grades out players in each farm system and thanks to work done by quite a few individuals over the last ten years we have a general idea of what a prospects value is in terms of dollars based on grades done by Sickels and rankings by Baseball America. When we used an AP style point...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
17 days ago  |  Discuss

John Sickels overall prospect rankings don’t look strong for the Reds

John Sickels finished up his team rankings and he released the full list of over 900 players with their grades on Tuesday. The grades are still not final, but there will be minimal changes moving forward from the list. With all of the grades out we can get an idea of where he would rank some of the Cincinnati Reds prospects. BElow I’ve broken down the grades and put the range...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Making Sense of Ozhaino Albies’ Awesome Pro Debut

Lead prospect analyst Kiley McDaniel turned some heads when he ranked Ozhaino Albies — a 5-foot-9, 17-year-old shortstop — as the top prospect in the Atlanta Braves minor league system. Albies was on the prospect radar prior to Kiley’s ranking, but slotted much lower on most organizational prospect lists this winter. Keith Law, John Sickels, Baseball America, and Baseball...
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

John Sickels preliminary Reds prospect grades released

Prospect Guru John Sickels has released his preliminary grades for the Cincinnati Reds prospects. The grades have not been attached to the players yet, but he breaks down his grades within the system. Sickels hands out seven levels of grades. Below I’ve got the breakdown for the Reds grades and the total number of grades of that letter he has handed out thus far with only a few...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 20 Pirates Prospect List From John Sickels Has Some Interesting Rankings

John Sickels at Minor League Ball, has released his annual top 20 prospects list for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The full list, with his scouting reports can be found here. I’ll quickly go over some of the highlights from the list. Sickels ranks Tyler Glasnow at the top, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone reading this site. Glasnow had an outstanding season and has been picking...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals place eight in Sickels’ 2014 top 150

Normally each spring, John Sickels of minorleagueball.com is one of the major talent raters to publish cross-organization and team-specific prospect lists. Due to some health problems, Sickels delayed his national top 150 list a bit in 2014, just publishing it on May 1. The rumored decline of the St. Louis Cardinals’ system has been exaggerated. With a “fair share” for the...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sickels: Syndergaard Leads Mets Top 20

John Sickels of Minor League Ball just released his Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2014. As expected, Syndergaard has the top spot and was the only player to get a grade of A-. Here are his Top 20 with comments for the first five players. You check out the full article and commentary for all players by clicking here.  Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Grade A-: Borderline A. I love Syndergaard...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Future Alert: Sickels Releases Cubs Top 20

One of the best things about the offseason is the releases of annual prospect rankings, and today comes another one as John Sickels of Minor League Ball released his Cubs Top 20 (21) rankings, complete with prospect grades and a look at a few outsiders looking in. Dabynsky previously took a look at Sickels grading scale and predicted where prospects would fall over at our Chicago...
Via World Series Dreaming
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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