This is a new twist. For the most part, teams are accused of overrating their own prospects, and that is especially popular as a sport here in St. Louis, where there seems to be a cottage industry on mocking the Cardinals for overrating their prospects except when those prospects are Flaherty, Hudson, or Edman, you know, because ... something, or something, I'm sure.
I'll answer the question this way: Within the majors, when I speak to other general managers, they are always intrigued by how the Cardinals develop talent. That word is key. Develop talent -- and develop depth. In the game, in other front offices, Cardinals' prospects are not underrated. They are often held as an example. There was one team recently that brought up how the Cardinals can get a player like Edman to play multiple positions and hit -- and they haven't been able to develop a player who handles multiple positions in several years, let alone one that can do it on an everyday basis and hit. The Cardinals are actually well-regarded within baseball for the prospects they have for the readiness of those prospects for the majors, and Arizona mentioned that often this past year with the play Weaver and especially Kelly.
I know that's not the opinion in some corners locally. I'm just passing along the opinions shared to me by executives with other teams in the business of baseball.