Jeff “Dr. D” Clarke is going in for some sort of surgery today [good luck, of course!], but before that he asked for our next big “sleeper” pick.
Before I do that, maybe I should give the folks a reason to care, or not care.
I recently discovered, courtesy of Lookout Landing, that there is a site in which all prospect rankings are painstakingly compiled to arrive at a consensus ranking for each team.
You can go there right here [and, good work, my friend!].
All of which gives me a super-easy way to compare my rankings from one year ago to the then-consensus, and share it with you as so:
|Consensus Rank||Player||Total Points||Spec66 Rank|
|23||Martin Peguero||7||Watch List|
|27||Chance Ruffin||4||Watch List|
|29||Jabari Blash||3||Watch List|
So … how’d I do?
- Miller over Franklin. I join Razzball.com in the “relative skepticism toward Franklin” category. Everyone else had Franklin higher.
- Doubts about Maurer. He never has gotten the results he “should” get, and it was the same in the majors.
- Not overrating Martin Peguero and the like. I learned my lesson pretty quickly on those guys.
- Carson Smith. He was brilliant at High Desert, which should qualify anyone for a high ranking.
- I was stubborn with Vinnie Catricala, because he showed the ability. He just lost it, I guess. Consensus wins.
- Not fully trusting the scouts on Luiz Gohara and Edwin Diaz. I tend to wait for actual results, which is why these guys were lower. Same with Patrick Kivlehan, whom I have lower than almost everyone else, although I’m not sure that’s a “miss” yet. On the other hand, I look good with respect to Francisco Martinez and such.
- I probably had Carter Capps too high, but he did snag us an MLB player who’s got a significant role on the 25-man roster.