Monthly Archives May 2010

Hitting prospects 2010

This is a new prospect-rating system, adapted from my recent player-value ratings that yielded dollar values for major leaguers. In that system, an offensive player earned points for total bases, walks and stolen bases. Why those particular numbers? Because, as I explained at the time, They are the means by which a player gets around […]

Pitching prospects 2010

Welcome to another season of ranking pitching prospects according to the Marmol Index, where we subtract hits per nine innings from strikeouts per nine innings. Here is what I wrote recently in justification of this unusual metric: It’s easy to defend the Marmol index. These are the strikeout pitchers. The best scouting report, after all, […]