Today I wanted to take a look at some of the prospect rankings from Baseball America. They have done the individual league Top 20 prospects, so that is what I used as a baseline for the data. I weighed each spot, 1-20 and at different values for each level so that the #1 prospect in a given league is worth more than the #1 prospect in the league below it and so on. It isn’t a perfect formula and part two of the series using John Sickels rankings (once he makes it through all 30 teams) are generally more accurate because he ranks the players on a very comparable grading scale, but that may be another 6 weeks.  Here are the overall rankings:

Rank Team Prospects Points
1 Rangers 14 306.5
2 Mariners 14 302.5
3 Diamondbacks 10 301
4 Pirates 13 297
5 Rays 12 291
6 Cardinals 14 279
7 Royals 12 251.5
8 Red Sox 12 247
9 Rockies 11 239.5
10 Reds 11 231
11 Blue Jays 11 228.5
12 Padres 13 216.5
13 Astros 10 206.5
14 Mets 11 204
15 Braves 10 200
16 Twins 7 199
17 Cubs 10 188.5
18 Phillies 9 185
19 Tigers 9 179
20 Athletics 8 152
21 Dodgers 6 148.5
22 Angels 6 126
23 Marlins 6 124
24 Yankees 5 114
25 White Sox 6 111
26 Indians 6 105.5
27 Nationals 5 98
28 Giants 5 96
29 Orioles 3 96
30 Brewers 3 46

The Reds rank 10th overall by this system and find themselves third in the division behind the Pirates and the Cardinals, but well ahead of  the Cubs and the hapless Brewers.

I think that when John Sickels finishes up all of his grades, assuming there are no big trades, that the Reds will be in that 7-10 range in his rankings as well. As noted though, it could be quite a while before we get a chance to check out those rankings.

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