It’s time for Phuture Phillies first post season prospect poll. This is your chance to rank the organization’s prospects and see whether your thoughts are similar or different from the Phuture Phillies community. I encourage everyone to submit a list. The more data I receive, the more reflective of a collective consensus will be the outcome.
To date, I have received just one list. You can submit yours to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, rank the prospects from #1 to as many as you like. Base your ranking on the player’s present value to the organization, their major league potential, their professional ceiling, their age at their current level, or whatever criteria you feel is important.
I will use a weighted system dependent on how deep I decide to make the list. By that I mean if I decide on a –
- top 10, then #1 gets 10 points, #2 gets 9 points, …
- top 20, then #1 gets 20 points, #2 gets 19 points, …
- top 25, then #1 gets 25 points, #2 gets 24 points, …
- top 30, then #1 gets 30 points, #2 gets 29 points, …
If a substantial number of you turn in a top 50, I will curse you under my breath, and #1 will get 50 points, #2 will get 49 points, …
The “rules” are the same as for the annual Top 30 where I follow baseball’s standards for prospect lists which states –
“To be eligible for a list, a player must have rookie eligibility. To qualify for rookie status, a player must not have exceeded 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues, or accumulated more than 45 days on the active roster of a Major League club or clubs during the 25-player limit period, excluding time on the disabled list or in military service.”
“The rankings follow the guidelines laid out by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement in terms of who falls under the international pool money rules: Players who are at least 23 years old and played in leagues deemed to be professional (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Cuba) are not eligible.”
I encourage you to NOT include players who exceeded their rookie limits. If you don’t know who they are or forget, don’t sweat it. I’ll score them in the rankings but just not list them in the final ranking. Players who have exceeded their rookie limits this season include –
- Nick Williams, time and PA
- Andrew Knapp, time and PA
- Mark Leiter, IP
- Hoby Milner, time
- Brock Stassi, time
- Jesen Therrien, time
- Ben Lively, IP
- Ricardo Pinto, time
- Cameron Perkins, time
- Rhys Hoskins, PA
- Jorge Alfaro MAY exceed his rookie/prospect limits by the end of the season.
You might also want to keep in mind that guys who signed in 2011 and who aren’t on the Forty, become free agents. Players who signed in 2011 include (but are not limited to) –
- Adam Morgan, Yacksel Rios, Alberto Tirado, and Roman Quinn all on the Forty;
- Jesen Therrien who is on the 60-Day DL; and
- Colton Murray, Logan Moore, Harold Martinez, Brock Stassi, Herlis Rodriguez, Ranfi Casimiro, Angelo Mora, Mitch Walding, Carlos Tocci, and Jiandido Tromp.
This may not affect your end of season ranking, but it’s information I had laying around.