This thread is for discussion of Fernando Martinez, OF, New York Mets. Links to his minor league statistical record:
Thread will be open for at least 48 hours. Keep in mind that you get one vote and only one vote, so hold off on clicking that little button until you've definitely made up your mind. Also remember that your vote represents your opinion of the prospect in question - NOT that of John Sickels, Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, Project Prospect, or anybody else you can think of who might be capable of picking 100 names at random out of a hat.
I'll now repost jpahk's comments concerning the rating scale:
the numerical ratings should follow this scale:
10 bona fide blue-chip grade A stud
8 great prospect, somebody you'd be okay with as the jewel of your favorite team's system
6 good prospect, but not among the best in the game
4 marginal prospect, but somebody with a pulse
2 organizational filler--just a warm body to fill out a minor league roster
the rating should be a combination of the player's possible outcomes and his likelihood of reaching those outcomes. in other words, consider both "upside" and "safety" when making your decision--though how you weight them is entirely up to you.
for example, you could give somebody an 8 because you feel he is sure to be a pretty good player, but you could also give somebody else an 8 because even though he has a higher chance to flame out, he also has a chance to be really special. a 5 might be a guy with a decent chance to be a regular, or it might be somebody with a pretty big upside who you are just not very confident will actually ever make it.
How good a prospect is Fernando Martinez?
9 (28 votes)
8 (37 votes)
7 (37 votes)
6 (12 votes)
5 (6 votes)
4 (2 votes)
3 (1 vote)
2 (1 vote)
1 (1 vote)
10 (7 votes)
132 total votes