- John Sickels of Minor League Ball released his Top 20 list on Friday (Dec. 31).
- Jared Massey of L.A. Dodger Talk released his Top 55 list on Sunday.
- Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus released his Top 20 list on Tuesday.
|3||Robinson||De La Rosa||Gordon|
|5||De La Rosa||Gordon||Sands|
|6||Lee||Webster||De La Rosa|
There aren't many surprises on these lists. Here are some stats from the three:
- Players who appear only once: Javier Solano/James Baldwin/Matt Magill (Sickels), Angelo Songco/Ivan DeJesus (Massey), Ralston Cash (Goldstein)
- Number of same players on all three lists: 14
- Highest average ranking: Dee Gordon, Trayvon Robinson and Jerry Sands (3)
- Players ranked the same on all three lists: Ethan Martin (10)
I like seeing Landry ranked so high on these lists. I'm really high on him and he could end up being quite the steal. I was also kind of surprised to see Lemmerman ranked so high. He had a great debut, but he's a little old for rookie ball. He'll have to prove himself against advanced competition.
It was interesting to see each of these three had different No. 1s. The consensus seems to be Gordon and Sands, but Goldstein snuck Lee in there at the top spot.
The most puzzling is the ranking of Martin, who had a disastrous season. He still lands in the top 10 on each list (in fact, at No. 10 on each) and even above Withrow on Goldstein's list, which doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
The bottom line is, 2011 will determine whether or not the Dodger farm system returns to the elite level of the early 2000s, middles or remains in the bottom third of baseball. I have a feeling it won't be the latter.
It's fun to see the thoughts of others when it comes to ranking prospects.