CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Premium and Super Premium Subscribers Get a 20% Discount at MLB.tv!

<< Previous Article
Premium Article Raising Aces: The Evol... (01/31)
<< Previous Column
Premium Article Prospects Will Break Y... (01/29)
Next Column >>
Premium Article Prospects Will Break Y... (02/03)
Next Article >>
Fantasy Article Fantasy Players to Tar... (02/03)

January 31, 2014

Prospects Will Break Your Heart

The Baseball Prospectus 101: Just Missed the Cut

by Jason Parks and Mauricio Rubio


“My heart is hurt; swollen and disgusted. My father is leaving the home. Mother has drifted into a fog of pills and alcohol. How will I explain this to my future children? I think it’s best if I stay inside today. How could you? This is wrong. You can do better. I would do better. You really failed me. You failed yourself. I can’t even click on this link. I’m going to disregard the work because of a notable omission. You get paid for this? I bet you don’t have as many sources as Kevin Goldstein once had. Did you know he was hired by a team? You aren’t clever. You focus too much on being clever. I wish you focused more on the players I covet. Perhaps you failed to realize how this affects my fantasy draft. Seven Rangers in the 101? I guess you can’t stop being a fan. I know more about this than you do. The numbers can’t be ignored. My tears flow like a river of sadness and shame. I might take to the rope. Ain’t no sunshine in my sky. Thanks for the pain. At least you feel the same way about Baez as I do. He should have been higher, though.” —The Internet, c. 27 January, 2014

In the 75-101 range on the Baseball Prospectus 101, you can make a case—and many have volunteered their legal services—for 50 prospects worthy of inclusion on the list. From high ceiling/high risk types to prospects with safe major league futures, the picture of those on the outside of the glass looking in is a crowded shot of worthy players, slighted by the limitations of the platform and the preferences of those tasked with its compilation. One day I will find a way to rank the top 101 players by featuring all ~125 worthy players, but sadly, I have yet to discover the necessary magic. Please allow me to introduce 10 prospects who were featured on various drafts of the list only to end up as heads in a basket next to the finished product. As much as I wanted to include them—and numerous others—they failed to survive the cuts.

(In no specific order)

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

Related Content:  Prospects,  Scouting,  Minor League

30 comments have been left for this article.

<< Previous Article
Premium Article Raising Aces: The Evol... (01/31)
<< Previous Column
Premium Article Prospects Will Break Y... (01/29)
Next Column >>
Premium Article Prospects Will Break Y... (02/03)
Next Article >>
Fantasy Article Fantasy Players to Tar... (02/03)

RECENTLY AT BASEBALL PROSPECTUS
Fantasy Article Deep Impact: Week 17
Fantasy Article The Stash List: 15th Edition
Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 2...
Premium Article What You Need to Know: July 29, 2014
BBQ State of Mind
Notes About Baseball: The Logistics of Human...
Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Trading Ryan Howard For No...

MORE FROM JANUARY 31, 2014
Premium Article Raising Aces: The Evolution of Pitching Mech...
Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Opt-Out Hater's Case for...
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Mariners Sign Rusty Ba...
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7
Fantasy Article Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen
Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second Basemen
The BP Wayback Machine: Which Players and Te...

MORE BY JASON PARKS
2014-02-07 - Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis C...
2014-02-05 - Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Pittsburgh ...
2014-02-03 - Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati ...
2014-01-31 - Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: The Basebal...
2014-01-31 - TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep 4: My A** i...
2014-01-29 - Fantasy Article Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Second Basemen
2014-01-28 - Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Episode 4
More...

MORE PROSPECTS WILL BREAK YOUR HEART
2014-02-07 - Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis C...
2014-02-05 - Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Pittsburgh ...
2014-02-03 - Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati ...
2014-01-31 - Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: The Basebal...
2014-01-29 - Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Milwaukee B...
2014-01-27 - Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 Pro...
2014-01-23 - Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cub...
More...

INCOMING ARTICLE LINKS
2014-07-07 - Premium Article The BP Top 50