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Top 100 Prospects: Start Of A Ranking Revolution | BaseballAmerica.com

Worth revisiting because today is the day.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 22, 2018 at 08:48 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: prospect rankings, prospects, prospects reports, top 100

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   1. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: January 22, 2018 at 08:54 AM (#5610770)
Very much worth a read.
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 22, 2018 at 09:05 AM (#5610772)
I'm confused. This article is from 2015. And today isn't the anniversary. It was published on Feb. 20.
   3. kthejoker Posted: January 22, 2018 at 09:18 AM (#5610777)
BA released this year's top 100 today.
   4. Zonk qualifies as an invasive species Posted: January 22, 2018 at 10:38 AM (#5610816)
I think the interesting part is how the list - now lists - sort of evolved from people so willing to just feed data to BA because they were excited to talk about stuff (prospects) nobody else was really asking about into a virtual lobbying effort to get (and keep) "their guys" in the running, both for organizational prestige, but reading between the lines, because it's also far better to have potential chits with a top 100 tag on them.

   5. GGC Posted: January 23, 2018 at 01:05 PM (#5611745)
It's been a while since I've been to a minor league game, but I was wondering how many folks go there to see the prospects as opposed to rooting for a team. It seems that the sabersphere is more interested in prospects, but I don't know how representative we are. I have a friend who goes to Cape Cod League games when he's on the Cape for a week at his timeshare, but he's not interested in who the prospects are. He just likes to wathch baseball.

It's probably a moot question, as I suspect most of the fans are families looking for a relatively cheap night out and are just as interested in the distractions as they are in the game. I know that bads85 is a regular attendee. Maybe he can chime in.
   6. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: January 23, 2018 at 01:34 PM (#5611776)
I usually go to 4-5 minor league games a year and I would say the families on a cheap night out is a big part of the experience. I live in an area where I can drive 90 minutes or less and see AAA (Pawtucket), AA (Portland and Manchestser) and short season A (Lowell) very easily. I think the more you climb the ladder the more the prospects get paid attention too. I went to one of Tanner Houck's starts last year in Lowell. He was the Red Sox first pick last year and he got virtually no attention from the fans.

I would say in my experience AA gets more of the prospecty attention and AAA tends to be a bit more grizzled fans rooting a bit more passionately for the local team.
   7. Khrushin it bro Posted: January 23, 2018 at 03:26 PM (#5611945)
It's mostly cougars who are groupies hooking up with the top prospect and ending up falling in love with the journeyman catcher I think.
   8. GGC Posted: January 23, 2018 at 04:49 PM (#5612042)
7. Khrushin it bro Posted: January 23, 2018 at 03:26 PM (#5611945)
It's mostly cougars who are groupies hooking up with the top prospect and ending up falling in love with the journeyman catcher I think.


Heh.

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