2016 Top 50 By the Numbers

One of the interesting part of doing a top 50 is that it provides a large sample of the system’s health as well as some large scale demographic information.  Without doing a lot of digging these are more fun than huge analysis.  I may add a few more here as I get time, but for now some simple breakdowns.

Position:

RHP – 16
LHP – 4
C – 5
1B – 3
2B – 4
SS – 4
3B – 2
CF – 4
Corner OF – 8

Major League ETA:

2015 – 2
2016 – 14
2017 – 11
2018 – 10
2019 – 4
2020 – 7
2021 – 2

How Acquired:

Draft – 17
International Amatuer – 14
Trade – 17
Rule 5 – 1
MiLB FA – 1

Country of Origin:

USA – 27
Columbia – 1
Dominican Republic – 12
Venezuela – 6
Mexico – 1
Puerto Rico – 2
Canada – 1

2015 Level:

MLB – 2
AAA – 3
AA – 14
A+ – 10
A- – 6
Short Season – 5
Rookie – 9
Did Not Play – 1

Age On Opening Day:

17 – 1
18 – 5
19 – 2
20 – 6
21 – 12
22 – 10
23 – 6
24 – 6
25 – 2

Author: Matt Winkelman

Matt Winkelman
Matt is originally from Mt. Holly, NJ, but after a 4 year side track to Cleveland for college he now resides in Madison, WI. His work has appeared on Phuture Phillies, The Good Phight, and TheDynastyGuru.

1 comment

  1. Rei De Bastoni

    Encouraging: Half our prospects are in either AA or A+
    Discouraging: Very very few LHPs compared to RHPs – pretty nitpicky