Future Forty 2.1
Well, I’ve been convinced. Enough people responded to the Future Forty 2.0 debut with a common suggestion; abort the lame “rookies only” eligibility, which always spawns questions about missing players and is generally not very helpful. So I listened, and now I present Future Forty v2.1. Welcome back to Jose Lopez, Clint Nageotte, Bobby Madritsch, Bucky Jacobsen, and George Sherrill.
I’ve added a new tier, the graduate level, for players who still fit the mental criteria of an unestablished major league player (basically, less than a full year of service) but are on the 25 man roster in Seattle. As such, Jeremy Reed was moved from the Good Prospect tier to the Graduate tier.
I think this was a good suggestion. I’ve never liked having to stop writing about guys who are 21, 22 years old just because the BBWAA says they are no longer rookies. And you guys obviously still want information on those players, so, this works for everyone.