Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Baseball IQ's Top 15 Prospects

Here is a top prospect list I can dig. The compilation is based on several factors with a strong emphasis on each player's ceiling - an attribute I rate very high as well.
1. Joba Chamberlain (RHP) - 9B
2. Jose Tabata (OF) - 9C
3. Ian Kennedy (RHP) - 8B
4. Austin Jackson (OF) - 9C
5. Alan Horne (RHP) - 8C
6. Andrew Brackman (RHP) - 9D
7. Dellin Betances (RHP) - 9D
8. Jesus Montero (C/1B) - 9D
9. Humberto Sanchez (RHP) - 8C
10. Jeff Marquez (RHP) - 8C
11. Kevin Whelan (RHP) - 8C
12. George Kontos (RHP) - 8D
13. Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) - 7B
14. Shelley Duncan (OF/1B) - 7C
15. Kelvin DeLeon (OF) - 9E
PLAYER POTENTIAL RATING
Scale of (1-10) representing a player's upside potential.
10 - Hall of Fame-type player
9 - Elite player
8 - Solid regular
7 - Average regular
6 - Platoon player
5 - Major League reserve player
4 - Top minor league player
3 - Average minor league player
2 - Minor league reserve player
1 - Minor league roster filler
PROBABILITY RATING
Scale of (A-E) representing the player's realistic chances of achieving their potential.
A - 90% probability of reaching potential
B - 70% probability of reaching potential
C - 50% probability of reaching potential
D - 30% probability of reaching potential
E - 10% probability of reaching potential
About time somebody threw Humberto Sanchez and Dellin Betances ahead of Gardner or Marquez. Too bad Melancon wasn't in there as well, but hey nobody's perfect. I also like the inclusion of Kontos in the top 15. He is an intriguing prospect entering a crucial year in his development.

[Hat Tip to SWB Yankees Blog]

1 comment:

Yankees Muse said...

I see the top ten prospects a little differently This is my take

http://yankeesmuse.blogspot.com/2008/01/top-ten-prospects.html