Top 25 Colorado Rockies Prospects: Making the List
Baseball by its very nature thrives on unpredictability. There are countless examples of this, but you don’t have to look any further than games three and four of this year’s Fall Classic to see what I’m talking about. One night Albert Pujols is king of the baseball jungle; thrice launching balls into the (relatively) cheap seats, tying Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson for the all time World Series mark, and helping his Cardinals score 16 runs. The next – Pujols is 0-4 and St. Louis is getting shut out by a guy who had a career 5.04 ERA in 25 previous postseason innings.
Like I said, unpredictable!!! – So it shouldn’t come as a surprise then that the talents of the men who play this game can often be as fickle as the sport itself, and nowhere does this distinction manifest itself more than in the minor leagues where young players are trying to sharpen their skills. The minors are a place where prospects who look outstanding routinely flame out, and where equally as often, players who appear mediocre surprise the masses and achieve more than anyone thought possible. In short, it’s a crapshoot.
Despite this, there are ways to improve your odds of deciphering which players are likely to have a successful major league career, and which ones won’t ever set foot between the foul lines of a major league stadium. The techniques aren’t perfect, and will even yield slightly different results depending on which person is looking at them, but when weighed correctly these tactics can provide an adequate snapshot of the talent within an organization – And in this case, make a respectable list of the top 25 Rockies prospects.