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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby oddmanout7 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:26 pm

I am not sure I understand your question. The rankings I posted on the 1st page and quoted were from John Sickels. He gives each prospect a grade, and then tiers them according to their grade.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby Steve-o » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:46 pm

oddmanout7 wrote:I am not sure I understand your question. The rankings I posted on the 1st page and quoted were from John Sickels. He gives each prospect a grade, and then tiers them according to their grade.


For example, I know the following guys all got As.

Matusz, Brian
Santana, Carlos
Montero, Jesus
Jennings, Desmond
Feliz, Neftali
Heyward, Jason
Alvarez, Pedro
Posey, Buster
Strasburg, Stephen

The question is how are you determining what order to put all the As in? My understanding is the 50/50 list hasn't gone out yet (I don't know for sure, I didn't buy the book), but since we don't know what Sickels order is, wouldn't it be better to order the list as such?

1) Matusz, Brian
1) Santana, Carlos
1) Montero, Jesus
1) Jennings, Desmond
1) Feliz, Neftali
1) Heyward, Jason
1) Alvarez, Pedro
1) Posey, Buster
1) Strasburg, Stephen

10) Carter, Chris
10) Ackley, Dustin
10) Hellickson, Jeremy
10) Perez, Martin
10) Smoak, Justin
10) Davis, Wade
10) Chapman, Aroldis
10) Stanton, Michael
10) Bumgarner, Madison

19) Westmoreland, Ryan
19) Hicks, Aaron
19) Turner, Jacob
then the other 37 guys who were given a B+


My point is that by putting a specific number in front of the prospect it could be misleading. We don't really know if Sickels ranks Westmoreland as 19, 58, or anywhere in between.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby oddmanout7 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:02 pm

That list was copied directly over from minorleagueball, which is Sickel's blog.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby Steve-o » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:16 pm

oddmanout7 wrote:That list was copied directly over from minorleagueball, which is Sickel's blog.


Link? Because I don't see it over there and I am on that site almost as much as this one. Or are you drawing this information from this fanpost that lists Sickels grades so far? That's where I think you are getting it from.

I don't mean to be a pest, but if that is John Sickels' rankings for the top 61, I want to know so that I can record it. I could care less about how ranvensfan3 interprets Sickels' grades and orders the prospects.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby oddmanout7 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:31 pm

That would be it. Just trying to spread the wealth of knowledge. Thanks for your helpful commentary.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby KCollins1304 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:45 pm

The prospects within a tier aren't in any particular order. He'll release a 50 hitters and 50 pitchers list eventually though.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby MasterX1918 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:42 am

It seems like 25-61 is listed my association
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby jeffmerk » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:18 am

Has Sickels finished his team reviews or will there be more B+ or better players to come?
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby KCollins1304 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:20 pm

jeffmerk wrote:Has Sickels finished his team reviews or will there be more B+ or better players to come?


He has done all 30 teams.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby oddmanout7 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:12 pm

So just to be clear, the tiered graded rankings that are on the first page are Sickel's final grades. However, the ranking within each tier is arbitrary.
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