All Forums > SimLeague Baseball > MLB > The 43 guys ranked ahead of Derek Jeter by BA
2/13/2014 12:10 PM
interesting read, especially for us in the WIS world


http://www.baseballamerica.com/majors/derek-jeter-and-the-top-100-list/

2/13/2014 12:14 PM
Jeter was the 6th pick in the draft.  

This is a ranking system for prospects that Baseball America comes out with every year.  In 1995, BA ranked him 4th.

But yes, this is interesting.  Brien Taylor...sad.

2/13/2014 12:22 PM

thread title corrected

2/13/2014 12:53 PM
Seems like an alternate, but more accurate title for that article could have been "We're Not as Smart Here at Baseball America as We Think We Are".
2/13/2014 1:05 PM
There are only two guys I'd take on that list over Jeter - Piazza and Manny.
2/13/2014 1:12 PM
Posted by bad_luck on 2/13/2014 1:05:00 PM (view original):
There are only two guys I'd take on that list over Jeter - Piazza and Manny.
I don't know...Manny walked too much in big spots for my liking.

...I'm sorry.
2/13/2014 1:15 PM
Posted by burnsy483 on 2/13/2014 1:12:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 2/13/2014 1:05:00 PM (view original):
There are only two guys I'd take on that list over Jeter - Piazza and Manny.
I don't know...Manny walked too much in big spots for my liking.

...I'm sorry.
Now that you mention it, Piazza did too. And so did Jeter!

Everyone! Out of the Hall of Fame. Fuckin' walkers.

 (Not you Dawson, you can stay)
2/13/2014 3:22 PM
The only HOF-worthy walker:




The rest need to learn how to swing the bat.
2/13/2014 3:54 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 2/13/2014 3:22:00 PM (view original):
The only HOF-worthy walker:




The rest need to learn how to swing the bat.
The satirical value of your post is limited by the fact that you don't think it's satire.
2/13/2014 4:03 PM
Would you like to tell me all my thoughts, Madam badluck?
2/13/2014 4:11 PM
I don't think it takes much to know that you think a high walk rate is a bad thing, you argued that fact for 50+ pages.
2/13/2014 4:15 PM
I'd say "Would you like to quote that post?" but we know how it always turns out.  
2/13/2014 4:23 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 2/7/2014 11:21:00 AM (view original):
Well, you seem to be compartmentalizing my argument.   

3.  He was a 3-4-5 hitter but, IMO, he walked a great deal.   Was he pitched around?  Unlikely with A-Rod and Griffey in the line-up.  Bad, IMO.

You're welcome.
2/13/2014 4:26 PM
Not sure I mention "high walk rate" in there but, nonetheless, thanks quote-monkey.   Now stand on your head and sing.
2/13/2014 4:28 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 2/13/2014 4:26:00 PM (view original):
Not sure I mention "high walk rate" in there but, nonetheless, thanks quote-monkey.   Now stand on your head and sing.
"he walked a great deal...bad"

That's the walk rate, genius.
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