Baseball fans on a whole a very perceptive. This poll is to get a feel on how confident Future Redbirds (and VEB) readers are on a prospect's ability to be an average big leaguer during their first six full seasons. The wOBA presented for each prospect is the minimum based on their defensive position and skill for them to be a 2 WAR player, or a major league average regular. DO NOT CONSIDER IF THE PLAYER IS CURRENTLY BLOCKED. And remember, this is what you think the player is capable of averaging during their first six major league seasons, or in other words, when they are under team control.
Teh BP crew has put up their preliminary prospect ranking sfor the 2009-10 season for the Bolts. This is just a listing of where they stack young talent playing in the Lightning's system (be it in junior hockey, college hockey, overseas or with the big club). No surprise that Victor Hedman is ranked #1. Click on the title link to find out soem fo the other rankings.
How much are those farm systems worth? Looking at how the NL West farm systems stack up against each other using Victor Wang's (THT) surplus values for different categories of pitching and hitting prospects.
How much are those farm systems worth? Looking at how the NL West farm systems stack up against each other using Victor Wang's surplus values (THT) for different categories of pitching and hitting prospects.
Spoiler: That Casey Blake trade wasn't such a good idea.