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Looking Back At Previous Trios

J.J. Cooper -Premium Content

This isn't the first time we've had a trio of prospects who all could make a great case for the top spot on the Top 100. A look back shows that when you have three "can't miss" prospects, there's a decent chance that one of them will miss. Here are some other notable trios from previous lists.

Minors | #2012#Rankings#Top 100 Prospects

Hard To Go Wrong With Top 100’s Top Trio

Jim Callis -Premium Content

In most years, Bryce Harper would be an easy pick as baseball's No. 1 prospect. So would Matt Moore. And Mike Trout. But this isn't most years, and we have to choose between the best young power hitter many scouts ever have seen, an ace lefthander and a legitimate five-tool center fielder. All three proved their bona fides in 2011, with Harper reaching Double-A at age 18, Moore narrowly missing a third straight minor league strikeout title before overpowering the Rangers in the playoffs and Trout winning Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year award. Our staff had differing opinions on how to stack Harper, Moore and Trout up against each other. So did 11 player-personnel officials with big league clubs whom we contacted. Here's what they had to say:<br/>

Minors | #2012#Rankings#Top 100 Prospects

Prospect Dream Draft: Team By Team

To go deeper than the Top 100 Prospects list, we decided to have all 11 members of the editorial staff draft the beginnings of their own farm systems, creating their own top 30s. The only guidelines were to build the most talented farm system possible, and you can select only players in the 2010 Prospect Handbook. That's a pool of 902 players—30 players from the 30 organizations plus Cuban defectors Noel Arguelles and Aroldis Chapman, who were in the appendix before they signed.

Minors | #2010#Rankings#Top 100 Prospects