While my new schedule (going to college, working, trying to play baseball …) has cut into my blogging, I apparently still have time to do things like this. I was looking through this thread at MadFriar’s in which seven people have made a top 10 prospect list. Below is the community top ten, so to speak. I gave a player 10 points if he was #1 on somebody’s list, 9 points for #2, and so on. Here you go:
1. Blanks (64)
2. Kulbacki (62)
3. Hunter (47.5)
4. Latos (37)
4. Decker (37)
6. LeBlanc (25)
7. Antonelli (20)
8. Huffman (11)
9. McBryde (10)
10. Cumberland (9)
Others with more than 5: Inman (8), Buschman (9)
In parenthesis is the player’s overall point total … 70 would be the highest possible. If I find any reader lists elsewhere, I’ll try to add them in.
Anyway, I am not too surprised with the rankings, although, to tell you the truth, I don’t follow prospects much at anymore. Yeah, I most likely will not make a top 30 list this year (I can hear the collective sigh! ; ), unless I can find a way to do it mostly with numbers or something (but as you guys know, I definitely don’t think numbers alone, even adjusted ones like MLEs or whatever, are all that great for prospects).
Couple of other prospect notes: Padman is making a top 30 list and I’ll be sure to let you know when it gets released (hint: it won’t be here). He follows prospects about as closely as anyone, and his list looks really good.
Also, I probably won’t do the community prospect list this year, unless there is really a demand for it. My guess is that the “community” here has deteriorated quite a bit, due to my lack of writing. If any of the larger blogs want to take that up, please, be my guest.