In preparation for the 2009 MLB Draft, we’ll be rolling out new features and a new look to give you the best coverage that you can find anywhere. Today, we’re pleased to announce one of those features: TRUE Rank. TRUE Rank is a revolutionary new way to evaluate and rank amateur baseball players. Using scouting reports and statistics, we’ve identified certain traits that are especially relevant to big league success. We’ve synthesized that data into a new algorithm that is 60% better at ranking amateur prospects than the scouts. TRUE Rank ranks all types of players, from Division I, II and III, high school, junior college, NAIA, etc and produces one, easy to understand number that summarizes the player’s value. The best possible score is 100.
Over the course of the coming weeks, we’ll look back to previous drafts and show you how TRUE Rank is different. Stay tuned as we roll out more features for the ’09 draft.