I've seen a lot of places where people are confused by the ratings becuase they don't look like the traditional ratings you see in video games like Madden (where the best players draw a 99 rating). The reason for that is MLB Front Office Manager is using the actual ranking method used by scouts - commonly known as the 20-to-80 scale.
It goes up in increments of five (20, 25, 30, etc on to 80) with 50 being average, 40 being below average and 65 being well above average. Anyone scoring 55 or higher in hitting, power, fielding, arm and speed would then be considered a 5-tool prospect.
Hopefully that helps clear this up for anyone who was unsure of the ratings.
interesting, however why do alot of the "well above average" players drop to"average" after the 1st of the year in your first season?
The player progression is too dramatic. Older players can lose 10-15 points during the off season. Carlos Delgado dropped from a 65 to 40 during 1 winter. A loss of 5 points a year after 33-35 years of age would make aging less drastic.