Tough to imagine a division that translates its prospects to the majors better than the NL East. It seems the Mets are finally headed in the right direction, now just to get rid of Loria and Amaro, Jr, although Philly’s farm put nearly this same team on the field 6 or 7 years ago.
Comment by Dan Ugglas Forearm — April 3, 2013 @ 10:46 am
Really great stuff. Would be nice to also have age and experience level in the charts.
What is “risk” evaluating? Is it the risk of making the major leagues, of being a star, or becoming a regular every day player. I ask because I see players who on a major league rosters with “risk” grades of high and medium.
Any thoughts that Teheran’s 2012 was just a bumpin the road? At one point I’d guess he was closer to a 70.
Comment by Antonio Bananas — April 3, 2013 @ 1:38 pm
Since you asked for sites in the comments… 80Grade.com has rankings and tool grades for every team and a top 100. The rankings/grades are also updated on a regular basis rather than the typical pre-season lists. They additionally have a list of prospect links updated daily to keep you in tune with the prospect landscape.
Just a minor addition/correction. Danny Rosenbaum was rated 45 with a 2.0 risk on the Rockies ranking, before he was returned to Washington. Jeff Kobernus was also returned by the Tigers in the Rule V draft. He was rated 45/3.0 risk. Don’t know where he’d slot in though…
I know spring training isn’t indicative of future performance, but if we compare last years spring to this years spring, Teheran has been phenomenal, but take that for what it’s worth. Will be interesting to see if the Braves let him pitch in their first rotation or if they wait till the 2nd go around.
Gonzalez said that they’d keep everybody in order regardless of extra rest, with no skipping Teheran. Obviously that’s subject to change, but they’re giving Hudson an extra day to get Teheran in the fifth game this weekend.
Last year probably was a bump in the road. We forget that he was just 21-years old. He came in to the year thinking he had the fifth spot in the rotation, failed miserably for the first time in his career, and was sent back to a level he dominated the previous season while he has was this close to realizing his dream. How well would most of us handle it? Now, I’m not saying all of it was emotional/psychological, but I think it’s fair to remind ourselves that these guys often aren’t fully matured adults. Combine that with tinkering with mechanics and trying to “pitch your way to the majors” every start, and this seems like a likely scenario.
He seems to have moved past it and learned from it, but only time will tell.