1995 Minor League Organizational Records

1995 Minor League Organizational Records

Post by DougP0 » Sat, 23 Sep 1995 04:00:00


With the 1995 minor league seasons complete, I've evaluated the strength
of each organization's farm system by compiling a weighted average of its
teams' winning percentage.  Since my goal is to estimate the amount of
talent available to the major league club over the next season or two,
I've given the AAA winning percentage a weighting of 3; the AA percentage
a weighting of 2; and the combined winning percentage of all Class A and
Rookie League teams a weighting of 1.

Here's what your favorites have to look forward to.  Braves, Blue Jays and
Rangers fans should skip to the next message...

LOADED:  Cincinnati (.591).

GOOD TIMES AHEAD: NYMets (.549), California (.547), Houston (.541),
Cleveland and Colorado (.535), Kansas City (.530).

ABOVE AVERAGE:  San Francisco (.515), ChiCubs (.514), Minnesota (.514),
Tigers (.512), Philadelphia (.510), NYYankees and St. Louis (.506), Los
Angeles (.504)

AVERAGE:  Boston (.500)

BELOW AVERAGE:  ChiWSox (.497), Baltimore (.494), Florida and Pittsburgh
(.493), Milwaukee (.489), Oakland (.486), Atlanta (.478), Montreal (.474),
Seattle (.462), San Diego (.448).

EVEN DANTE BICHETTE MIGHT HELP:  Toronto (.413), Texas (.394).

(Note:  because of independent and co-op teams in the low minors, the
percentages don't round to an even .500.)

 
 
 

1995 Minor League Organizational Records

Post by Jonathan Bernste » Sat, 23 Sep 1995 04:00:00

: With the 1995 minor league seasons complete, I've evaluated the strength
: of each organization's farm system by compiling a weighted average of its
: teams' winning percentage.  Since my goal is to estimate the amount of
: talent available to the major league club over the next season or two,
: I've given the AAA winning percentage a weighting of 3; the AA percentage
: a weighting of 2; and the combined winning percentage of all Class A and
: Rookie League teams a weighting of 1.

I know it's a rough cut, but given the practice (widespread?  I don't
know) of stocking AA teams with prospects, while using AAA teams for
spare parts, is the 3/2 ratio reasonable?  Maybe 4/3/1?

Sorry to split hairs...

JHB

 
 
 

1995 Minor League Organizational Records

Post by DougP0 » Sat, 23 Sep 1995 04:00:00


writes:

Quote:
>I would like to mention that though Texas' farm system is bare, several
>of their best players are very young.  Gil is 22, Rodriguez is 23, and
>Gonzalez is 25.  These players will be in the Majors for a long time
>after most other teams have brought up some of the guys from their
minors.

As a Met fan, I'm heartened to see their farm system finishing second even
though Pulsipher, Isringhausen, Cornelius, Everett, and Alfonzo spent most
of the season in the majors.  

Doug Pappas

 
 
 

1995 Minor League Organizational Records

Post by Ira K Bl » Sat, 23 Sep 1995 04:00:00

|> EVEN DANTE BICHETTE MIGHT HELP:  Toronto (.413), Texas (.394).

I would like to mention that though Texas' farm system is bare, several
of their best players are very young.  Gil is 22, Rodriguez is 23, and
Gonzalez is 25.  These players will be in the Majors for a long time
after most other teams have brought up some of the guys from their minors.

--
Ira

Go Rangers and Phillies (and Cowboys and Mavericks and Speed Racer Go!)
Benji Gil for AL Rookie of the Year!!!
"You might be a Redneck if"
- Jeff Foxworth
Please direct all flames to /dev/null

 
 
 

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Post by Cory Ridgw » Mon, 25 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>With the 1995 minor league seasons complete, I've evaluated the strength
>of each organization's farm system by compiling a weighted average of its
>teams' winning percentage.  Since my goal is to estimate the amount of
>talent available to the major league club over the next season or two,
>I've given the AAA winning percentage a weighting of 3; the AA percentage
>a weighting of 2; and the combined winning percentage of all Class A and
>Rookie League teams a weighting of 1.
>Here's what your favorites have to look forward to.  Braves, Blue Jays and
>Rangers fans should skip to the next message...
>LOADED:  Cincinnati (.591).

  Now add the weighted average of the team age to your report and you'll
have the whole picture.  Cincinnati does have some good prospects (now
if they could only recognize them).  But they also have a lot of players
who are old for their leagues.  Hmmm... I only have a USATBW with AA
stats handy, but look at their Chattanooga roster (as listed 2 weeks
ago);

    Santana, Ruben (3b)         25      546 AB
    Ladell, Cleveland (of)      24      507 AB
    Rohrmeier, Dan (of)         29      420 AB
    Watkins, Pat (of)           22      358 AB  (hey, a prospect)
    Dismuke, Jamie (1b)         25      338 AB
    Hyzdu, Adam (of)            23      304 AB  (pseudo-prospect)
    Wilson, Brandon (ss)        26      298 AB
    Sellers, Rick (c)           28      274 AB
    Rumfield, Toby (1b)         22      272 AB  (he's got power)
    Kopriva, Dan (3b)           25      120 AB
    Brown, Adam (c)             28      104 AB
    Kremblas, Frank (2b)        28       61 AB

    Ferry, Mike                 25      155.0 IP
    Kramer, Tommy               27      127.0 IP
    Vasquez, Marcos             26      120.0 IP
    Luebbers, Larry             25      118.0 IP
    Burgos, John                27       97.0 IP
    Nix, Jim                    24       84.1 IP
    Fox, Chad                   24       77.1 IP
    Kilgo, Rusty                28       63.0 IP
    Tranbarger, Mark            25       55.1 IP
    Brumley, Duff               24       46.1 IP  (what's he doing at AA?)
    Beatty, Blaine              31       45.0 IP
    Moore, Marcus               24       40.1 IP
    Buckley, Travis             25       14.1 IP

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Post by Ira K Bl » Tue, 26 Sep 1995 04:00:00

|>     Brumley, Duff         24       46.1 IP  (what's he doing at AA?)

Good old Duff.  Former Ranger Farmhand, has never pitched above A ball
and was injured at that.  (Came out of college, pitched Rookie League,
then A ball, then got injured, must have been released and picked up by
Cincy).

--
Ira

Go Rangers and Phillies (and Cowboys and Mavericks and Speed Racer Go!)
Benji Gil for AL Rookie of the Year!!!
"You might be a Redneck if"
- Jeff Foxworth
Please direct all flames to /dev/null

 
 
 

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Post by Cory Ridgw » Wed, 27 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>|>     Brumley, Duff             24       46.1 IP  (what's he doing at AA?)
>Good old Duff.  Former Ranger Farmhand, has never pitched above A ball
>and was injured at that.  (Came out of college, pitched Rookie League,
>then A ball, then got injured, must have been released and picked up by
>Cincy).

  Brulmey started 18 games at AA in '93.  12 at Arkansas and then 6 more
at Tulsa after being named as the PTBNL in the deal tht sent Todd Burns
to Saint Louis.  He then pitched 29 G, 15 GS, 101.1 IP at Oklahoma City
and 2 G, 3.1 IP in the majors last year.  Prior to this year he'd thrown
215.1 IP above A ball.
  He's too experienced to learn anything except patience at AA.  And
good enough that he isn't just a space holder.  He should have been
moved up.

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