The first Phuture Phillies post season prospect poll ended. The criteria was as diverse as the responses I received. Readers were asked to provide their prospect lists based 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 received 43 prospect lists.
Here is the Phuture Phillies Readers’ Post Season Top 30 Prospect List.
|Rank||Player||Total Points||Total/43 Polls||No. Polls||1st Place Votes||2nd Place Votes||3rd Place Votes|
In an earlier post, I mapped out the weighted system I would use (foolishly hoping to control the size of the lists while describing the weighted system) –
- 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, …
Of the 43 polls I received, the lengths varied –
- 5 top 10s,
- 8 top 20s,
- 2 top 25s,
- 11 top 30s, and
- 2 top 50s.
That’s only 28 lists. I received 15 others of various lengths –
- 2 top 21s, and
- 1 each – top 1,7,14, 15, 26, 32, 35, 36, 41, 42, 49, 51, and 58
So, I scored 50 points for #1, 49 for #2, … 1 point for # 50, and 1 point for 51 thru 58.
More random comments –
- If you count the first, second, and third place votes, you will see that they add up to 42 not 43. That’s because I received a “top one list”. The count for second and third is correct, they will be one less than the total number of submissions. The #1 prospect on the “top one” was Will Hibbs. It was the only vote he got, good for 61st position.
- That poll prevented anyone from being on every poll. Fortunately, the number of responses kept the aberration of a “top one list” from having a negative affect on the overall results of the poll.
- Because of this, I would still consider Kingery and Sanchez as having been unanimous selections.
- Jorge Alfaro finished 22nd, but was only on 15 polls. He was probably hurt by people not knowing he is still technically a prospect. Had he been on a reasonable number of polls, he likely would have cracked the top ten.
- Ninety-seven players received votes. There are a number of players who were not in the top thirty who, if they were in the top thirty, would not seem out of place.
- I think this is a fair, reasonable list. Individually, we might want “our guy or guys” ranked higher, but as a list that represents the sites’ thoughts, it’s a pretty decent list. Thank you for your serious participation.
- And finally, if you don’t like the list, and didn’t participate, please don’t participate now with negative comments directed at the players or the participants.
Here are the remaining 67 players who received votes –
|#||Player||Total Points||Total/43 Polls||No. Polls||1st Place Vote|