Today I posted the profile for the number 12 prospect in the system, Dilson Herrera. In the write-up I mentioned that Herrera was the favorite to be the 2013 version of Alen Hanson or Gregory Polanco.
In somewhat of a coincidence, Charlie at Bucs Dugout posted a review of the 2013 Prospect Guide today, and noted a few of the aggressive rankings in the book (with Herrera being one of them). I'm glad he brought that up. That's actually a topic that came under internal discussion while the rankings were being put together. It's also a topic I've been struggling with over the last few years.
I've explained the ranking process before, but to sum the steps up:
1. Everyone involved submits their own top 50 lists to me.
2. I take the average of four lists. My list, the average of every...
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.