Jump to content

Baseball America: Top 100 Prospects Position Rankings


Can_of_corn

Recommended Posts

I don't think it is intended to me more than a narrative aside -- here is what happened with respect to the handful of other teams that didn't have Top 100 prospect representation.

You do know that when Stotle posts a an appanent cautionary note about neglecting the farm on a messageboard where he has frequently posted harsh criticism of that team's misguided long-term plans (or total lack thereof) it's impossible to believe this was idle narrative.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have no clue what you are talking about. Four what?

I need to RTFA before posting. I take back all I said. Apologies.

Edit: what I was doing was conflating and confusing the various articles posted in the first half of the thread. I still don't get why the thread detoured from a listing of Orioles in top prospect lists Can_of_Corn posted to what happens when you don't have any top 100 prospects. The most confusing part was four Orioles listed with #s beside them, and links to a different article about top 100 prospects that had nothing to do with the prior rankings.

I'm going to pretend none of this happened.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I need to RTFA before posting. I take back all I said. Apologies.

Edit: what I was doing was conflating and confusing the various articles posted in the first half of the thread. I still don't get why the thread detoured from a listing of Orioles in top prospect lists Can_of_Corn posted to what happens when you don't have any top 100 prospects. The most confusing part was four Orioles listed with #s beside them, and links to a different article about top 100 prospects that had nothing to do with the prior rankings.

I'm going to pretend none of this happened.

Because Stotle linked to another of the ongoing pieces from Baseball America.

It is where I would have posted it if I had seen it first.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So you're saying we've got a chance? ;)

Well, the normal chance would be no higher than 4/30 = 13% (actually, a bit lower), so by having no top 100 players we have doubled our odds of winning the World Series in the next four years. Pretty astute strategy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Posts

    • Hmmm.  I stand corrected. 
    • He actually answered with Means and Bradish, collectively, as being back possibly soon in the first half.  Your timeline might be correct.  I suggest people click on the link.   Thanks for providing it.  
    • Mike Elias said on MLB Network that Bradish would possibly be back in the first half.   Though that is definitive its the first time I have heard O's management put any kind of time frame on Bradish return. So I will think by the All Star break for now if all goes well. https://www.mlb.com/orioles/video/mike-elias-discusses-success-of-the-orioles  
    • Yankees fans-“Jeter, hands down the greatest shortstop eva”. Probably would have actually been in the running for the top 2B if they put him there. That is how I feel about Holliday. No chance you put Gunnar there. Gunnar maybe 3B with size and range.  As Os fans, we have been pretty lucky with the SS and 3B we have had. Can’t say many clubs have enjoyed the talent, consistently, that we have seen. 
    • Wow finally found Kenny Weimans only fan
    • I'm on the same page. Platooning is great if you're poor, like the Rays. They pull it off well because of their analytics, development, and some minor league depth. But they do it because they are a small market, low budget team.  Players get platooned because they obviously have more pronounced flaws from one side of the plate. But the goal of any team should be to have as many star players at as many positions as possible in order to win a World Series. Star players - or any valuable player - aren't going to get platooned. The Braves and Dodgers are examples of having star players at almost every position, and the Orioles have the talent to be on the Braves/Dodgers side of the platooning spectrum this season. On the opposite side of the Rays. Hyde and Elias really irked me last season because they loved platooning mediocre vets like Frazier, Mateo, Hicks, and O'Hearn (yes, Hicks and O'Hearn produced for stretches, but I believe those were merely lucky/hot small sample sizes) when they had several talented prospects at their disposal who not only may have outproduced those vets in the short-term, but could have also gained some valuable experience to establish themselves as non-platooning stars/valuable players in the medium-to-long-term. I'm sure someone will point out that the team won 101 games last season as a reason for why Hyde and Elias platooning was successful. But to me, maximizing your talent is always the most efficient approach to winning games, and Hyde and Elias didn't do that as well as they could have last season (and in 2022 as well, when Jordan Westburg could have helped the Orioles make more of a push to the playoffs by replacing Rougned Odor).
    • Has a #1 been traded, beside Moncada? Who is the 2024 Chris Sale?
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...