Kevin Goldstein has come out with his Cleveland Top 11 Prospect list at Baseball Prospectus, meaning we now have a trio of published lists (BP, Baseball America, Jon Sickels). Looking over the assessments from these three sources, I feel pretty validated in the approach I took to the issue here not long ago, producing what I called a "viewer's guide" rather than a ranking. My conclusion, that the Indians system lacks established talent but has an almost frightening amount of potential talent in the bottom of the system, was echoed by others as well.
In his summary, Kevin Goldstein says:
This was the most difficult ranking in recent memory, and this system will be a monster next year. Whether by monster I mean strong, intimidating beast, or nightmarishly awful is to be determined.
Jon Sickels makes a similar comment:
This is a very difficult system to analyze.
...Indians fans may be discouraged by the large number of C+ grades, but they shouldn't be. While some of those C+s are future role players or relievers, the younger members of the group are high-ceiling guys who are just too raw or far away to get a higher grade just yet, but who could blossom within the next year or two.