Earlier we posted our updated top 10 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system.  Ranking players is something I've been doing for a long time, even before running this site.  Prior to running this site, I provided content to various national media outlets, but also wrote about fantasy football and fantasy baseball.  Every year I would gather about 500 baseball players, and through hours of number crunching, formulas, practice drafts, and editing, I would come up with a draft cheat sheet that would end up being distributed by the company I wrote for.

The numerical rankings are convenient, but at the same time, they can be misleading.  They paint the picture that there's a difference between two players ranked side by side, or that there's a major gap between a guy ranked 10th overall, a...

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