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California League Top 20 Prospects With Scouting Reports

Josh Leventhal -Premium Content

The high Class A California League had an obvious top prospect in the previous two seasons, when Buster Posey (2009) and Mike Trout (2010) ran away from the field. The battle for No. 1 honors was more competitive this year, with Visalia lefthander Tyler Skaggs, Lake Elsinore third baseman Jedd Gyorko and San Jose outfielder Gary Brown all receiving strong support. With his combination of stuff and polish, Skaggs ultimately got the nod.

Minors | #2011#League Top 20 Prospects#Rankings

Carolina League Top 20 Prospects

J.J. Cooper -

With fewer teams (eight) than any other full-season circuit, the high Class A Carolina League is rarely loaded with talent. The Nationals' decision to skip Bryce Harper past Potomac didn't help matters, but the CL still had two of the top five picks from the 2010 draft and they headlined our Top 20 Prospects list.

Minors | #2011#League Top 20 Prospects#Rankings

2011 Midwest League Top 20 Prospects

Jim Callis -

A 16-team circuit always will have prospect depth just because of the sheer number of teams, but the low Class A Midwest League Top 20 list lacked its usual star power in 2011. Unlike recent years headlined by megaprospects such as Jay Bruce (2006), Clayton Kershaw (2007) and Mike Trout (2010), this year's group consists more of future solid regulars than cornerstone players.

Minors | #2012#League Top 20 Prospects#Rankings