In this post, we will evaluate each of the Houston Astros on the 40-man roster and give them a numerical value based on a subjective grade (1 through 10, with 1 being awful and 10 being great) for each of six areas reflecting overall value to the team. The goal is to provide comparative value of each of the 38 players currently on the 40 man.
All readers may throw rocks at both the categories and the grade, but are requested to leave their glass houses prior to lobbing those stones.
The value given will reflect where this player should fall vs. the rest of MLB players at their position. It is weighted towards recent performance, but takes into account the volatility of past performance year to year. If a player only has minor league experience his number will be 1.
This value can be higher for players who are young enough to expect to develop over time, but also takes into account the fact that some of these players are not expected to develop much at all.
Straightforward. Someone injury prone like Castro will get a much lower number than a warrior like Jose Altuve.
Again, straightforward. Higher numbers will be given to rookies or people under multi-year contracts than guys about to go to arbitration or free agency.
Some positions (2B/SS/SP) hold more value than others (1B/RP).
|Name||Past Perform.||Upside Potential||Injury History||Team Control||Position Value||Total|
Plenty to chew on, moan about and revise.
- Do you agree with the 5 categories? What would you suggest instead?
- Do you agree with the results? The relative rankings?
- Who was over-valued?
- Who was under-valued?
- Who would be your top 10 Astros in relative worth?