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2011 Independent League Top 10 Prospects

J.J. Cooper -

It's a pretty bleak year for scouting independent baseball. The shift to more veteran-laden independent league lineups, a reduced number of independent league teams and an increased number of affiliated teams that scout independent baseball have left the shelves as bare as a Toys-R-Us on Christmas Eve. This year's list lacks the clear-cut No. 1 prospect of past years when prospects like Daniel Nava or Reynaldo Rodriguez were clearly at the top of the list.

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Ask BA

Jim Callis -

How good is the Padres farm system? Which Pirates outfield prospect is better, Starling Marte or Robbie Grossman? How well does the number of players signed correlate with the quality of a team's draft?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

2011 International League Top 20 Prospects

James Bailey -

Even without Stephen Strasburg, it was another great year for prospect dreaming in the Triple-A International League. Twenty-six members of Baseball America's preseason Top 100 Prospects list competed with IL clubs at some point during the season, including three of the top five in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre catcher Jesus Montero, Lehigh Valley outfielder Domonic Brown and Gwinnett righthander Julio Teheran.

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2011 Texas League Top 20 Prospects With Scouting Reports

Will Lingo -Premium Content

San Antonio dominated the Double-A Texas League from start to finish in 2011, posting 94 regular-season wins and going 6-1 in the playoffs to take the league title. The Missions also had a wealth of talent, with standouts like righthander Casey Kelly and third baseman James Darnell to start the season. After they were promoted, Jedd Gyorko replaced Darnell at third base and pitchers Robbie Erlin and Joe Wieland moved from Frisco to San Antonio when the Rangers traded for Padres reliever Mike Adams.

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2011 Southern League Top 20 Prospects

Ben Badler -

Pitching prospects stood out in the Double-A Southern League this year, none more than Montgomery lefthander Matt Moore. He started to establish himself as the top pitching prospect in the minors while with the Biscuits, solidified the notion with even more dominating numbers in Triple-A and put an exclamation point on it by striking out 11 Yankees in five shutout innings in his first big league start.

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2011 Southern League Top 20 Prospects With Scouting Reports

Ben Badler -Premium Content

Pitching prospects stood out in the Double-A Southern League this year, none more than Montgomery lefthander Matt Moore. He started to establish himself as the top pitching prospect in the minors while with the Biscuits, solidified the notion with even more dominating numbers in Triple-A and put an exclamation point on it by striking out 11 Yankees in five shutout innings in his first big league start.

Minors | #2011#League Top 20 Prospects#Rankings