Bradley is much closer to being ready. He has more usable skills – OBP, good defense/routes. Williams has a higher ceiling because he’s faster and could have better range, and he could have a bit more pop. The thing with Williams is all the “could”s in there. He’s farther away from being usable, thus more risky. To me, they seemed to be valued pretty similarly as far as prospects go, but anything to do with being close to the majors is going to favor Bradley.
Part of the problem with the grades and risks only coming from two sources. If everyone had grades/risks on their lists, it might look a little different. Another explanation could be an additional penalty to pitchers because of injury risk, but I would think that’s accounted for in the risk section.
So Mark, I like these deep org charts, they really allow comparisons of approach in acquiring talent between different orgs. Tampa Bay has a very good mix of pitchers and position guys, and in position guys between bats and defense. The Rays always seem to have a complete approach to growing their own. Then as you say the Jays are go-high-or-goodbye; maybe they’ll get 2-3 guys in total to the majors there, but guys with some impact. And quite interesting how deep Boston is graded at the top. If everything breaks right for the Sox there (never does, of course) we’re looking at the core of their team in three years, which is much rarer nowadays than a generation ago. Interesting stuff here, really worth the eyeball time.