Brookover ~ Callisover~ BAunder attack.
Before the season started, Baseball America ranked the Phillies 24th among MLB’s 30 organizations. That ranking, which is really a critique of each team’s farm system, actually moved the Phillies up three spots, from 27th in 2012.
It’s the type of thing that can get under Ruben Amaro Jr.‘s skin. In fact, the general manager has blasted those types of lists a number of times over the last year.
Joe Jordan, the Phillies’ director of player development, has a more philosophical view of Baseball America’s organizational and prospect rankings. “I like them,” he said. “The people that do that, they spend a lot of time putting that stuff together and I think it’s good for our industry.”
...There’s no reason to get overly excited about the Baseball America organizational rankings. They really aren’t a great forecaster of anything. They’re the opinion of people who work hard to predict what young players might become. Sometimes they get it right and sometimes they get it wrong.
Two years ago, the Cardinals were ranked 24th - the same spot as the Phillies this year - among baseball’s organizations by the magazine. They won the World Series with a lightly touted prospect named David Freese playing the starring role.
Truth is, a lot of this stuff is unpredictable, but it’s a lot of fun trying anyhow.
Posted: September 08, 2013 at 08:48 AM | 8 comment(s)
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