I closed the poll to identify which additional players to add to the Reader Top 30 Poll over a week ago. Once the top ten is complete, I’ll add the players who qualified based on your votes.
I received 1500 votes on a ballot that included 166 players; 129 different players received votes. Thirteen players qualified for addition to the poll. I checked at various times during the poll. The top 6 remained the top 6 and in the same order throughout the poll. The players in positions 7 through 13 remained in those positions throughout, although the order remained fluid.
As in past years, Two percent was the cutoff. With 1500 votes, 30 votes were needed. With the top recipient receiving 68 votes, there were at least that many people participating. So, 30 votes would be just slightly below the mean.
Those being added are
- Bailey Falter
- Logan O’Hoppe
- Ben Pelletier
- Nick Fanti
- Will Stewart
- Ramon Rosso
- J.D. Hammer
- Jake Scheiner
- Jake Holmes
- Cole Stobbe
- Luke Leftwich
- Logan Simmons
- Rodolfo Duran
These will increase the #11 poll to 42 players. All 42 will be listed alphabetically. (The polling application switched and I’m having a little difficulty dealing with some of the “features”. The new app doesn’t always act the same way as the old polldaddy app. Nor, does it act the same way itself from day to day. So, I’m adding all the new names at once instead of a few at a time.
Some of the guys on the poll spent all or most of the 2018 season on the DL. Please take that into account when casting your votes. Please vote responsibility. We shouldn’t won’t have a repeat of Panama voting in their favorite son as we have in the past (he signed with another team), or Hawaii doing the same for one of their own (he was released that spring). But, if we do, I reserve the right to void a vote that embarrasses the site and award the vote to the runner up.
The Other Top 30
Update: I’ve only received 7-8 individual top 30s. I need a lot more submissions to validate such a poll. The more submissions, the less influence that “rogue” polls can have. For instance, the submission of a top 5 has a great bearing on the rest of the poll. Or the omission of a top prospect. Or the unusually high placement of a non-prospect.
I am always interested in how the drawn out polling process compares to a one time submission. I request that each participant submit her/his own Top 30 to email@example.com using the Subject – My Prospect List. I am curious how the day-by-day voting and discussion affects the outcome when compared to a one-time submission early in the process along the lines of an MVP ballot or a football top 25 ballot.
Here are the complete results of the poll –