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Snakes Gould wrote:NZ Eff wrote:RynMan wrote:
If you are going to put stock in a prospect list, this is the one IMO. Kevin Goldstein has his finger on the pulse.
You sure about that?
Goldstein listed Edwin Jackson at No. 4 in his Top prospects list in February 2004
He also had Brandon Wood listed in the Top 10 in 2005 and 2006 and now he's got him at 38.
Now someone that does have their finger on the pulse said this in 2004 "I personally think Edwin Jackson is way over hyped. I've got my doubts he will ever make it big in the majors"
hey dude, thats not even you...different name
Snakes Gould wrote:Omaha Red Sox wrote:
I'm pretty sure he's the same guy, which I hear is frowned upon by the mods around here...
that was the joke! man, maybe i should be the jester around here.
I have been doing prospect lists since 1996. You know something? No matter how hard you try, how much you study, or how much effort you put into it, you will ALWAYS be wrong sometimes. Every analyst is a human being, writing about other human beings.
Baseball America, Keith Law, Kevin Goldstein, Deric McKamey, and everyone else who does a prospect list, we all face the same challenge: predicting the future of other humans. All of us have different backgrounds, different emphasis, different ways of looking at things. Sometimes we are right, sometimes we are wrong. We all have good years and bad years. I just wrote a book with 1,074 players in it, and I’ve already found another 10 guys I should have written about. I’m human, Keith is human, Kevin is human, Deric is human, and everyone at Baseball America is human, too.
Does Keith overrate Mitch Boggs? Maybe. Do I overrate Jed Lowrie? Maybe. But that’s what makes it valuable to have different opinions about things: insight doesn’t come from conformity. It’s the outlier opinions that are most fascinating to me.
And that’s what makes this whole thing interesting, to me at least. If everyone produced nearly identical lists, where would be the fun in that?
There is room for all of us, in my view.
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