December 17, 2007
NOT UNLIKE CASHMONEY'S SCALP:
New York Yankees Top 20 Prospects for 2008 (John Sickels, Dec 17, 2007, Minor League Ball)
1. Joba Chamberlain, RHP, Grade A
Posted by Orrin Judd at December 17, 2007 9:02 AM
2. Jose Tabata, OF, Grade B+
3. Ian Kennedy, RHP, Grade B+
4. Alan Horne, RHP, Grade B
5. Austin Jackson, OF, Grade B-
This is the same guy who thought Cano wasn't a major league 2nd baseman.
Given that he's emerged as the best in the AL, and behind only the superhuman Utley in the ML, I'd say he's choking on that one, just as he'll choke on many of these ratings.
The guy seems like a Sawx fanboy.
Cano is Carlos Baerga with better press.
sickels is considered the most knowledgable of the professional minor leagues. Would everyone agree with this assesment?
Certainly the best single professional, though I don't know that anyone has compared the various forecasts the way they have PECOTA vs other projections for major leaguers.