Thursday, September 2, 2010

A note on these In Review profiles

The goal of the In Review series is to get a Big Picture look at each member of the Astros' organization, as opposed to the day-to-day focus of the Eddie's Farm posts. In quite a few of these instances, the sample size is simply too small to make anything close to an informed judgment. So we're putting a limitation on who we take a look at:

1. Position players need to have played in at least 50% of the team's games that season.
2. Pitchers needed to have thrown half of an inning for the team's games (the GCL's 66-game schedule would mean we're considering pitchers throwing 33IP or more).

This means we're not going to be discussing Austin Wates or Delino DeShields in this series, because they just haven't played enough to review. If they wanted to be in this so bad, they should have signed earlier. That'll teach 'em.

One extenuating circumstance which will be kicked is for promotions, where a decent amount of time is accumulated between the levels.

Is it a perfect system? Absolutely not. Will it make do? Sure. We're going alphabetically by last name, position players first, then pitchers, starting with the GCL and moving up the ladder.

This will allow us some flexibility and allow us to get through the most-used players quickly, and hopefully before the burn-out sets in.