I've been curious about this for quite a while so I'm just going to go ahead and try this myself guys. I am going to start at 100 and work our way up. The way to counteract any prospect being left off is to revauluate the list at any time and re-poll if need be. I'll explain further as we go along.
i actually think it would be pefect to run mine concurerently with John Sickels top 20 lists so we can classify all these prospects as they come along and really sort them out.
@ Just to be clear I'd prefer my list to be based on one simple criterion: Who, has signed a professional propect as of today will have the best big leuge career
I know a 16 year old kid isn't as sure a thing as a 24 year old guy tearing up AAA but it makes for good arguments. For instance, most consider Angel Villalona to be a better prospect than Kila Ka'aihue but there is room for one to think that Villalona doesn't even make the big leagues. if that is what you think you can vote that. I'd ask you just not to vote for Kila because you think he will help the Royals next year and Villalona won't help the Giants. Can't stop you though so whatever.
On that note the way I'm going to handle ballot stuffing, sock-puppeting or anything of that nature is... I don't care! It is just a list. If something looks completely ridiculous I reserve the right to re-evaluate anything.
I'm going to start with all of the Royals prospects who even vaguely could be considered for the 100 spot. I'll say thier names and you vote, manually, if you think they should be higher (in the top 99) lower (101 or lower) or considered for the top 100. Also, feel free to nominate ANYBODY who you think should be considered for #100 and vote, plus or minus on anybodys nomination. I'll let this run for a couple days then I'll have enough players for a poll.
This list will likely take quite a bit longer than the 1 to 100 list but it may be more interesting to some. Feel free to participate in BOTH lists as I will. We aren't competing. It is just a different way of looking at things. i find the sorting out and discussing the lower rated, mid-level prospects more intereresting. By discussing them you may find out why certain guys fall through the cracks. lets get started