Minor League Top 10 Prospects
After watching another great season of minor league baseball, we know that now youre depending on us to help you separate the prospects from the suspects. Here, we start that annual process.
We give you the Top 10 Prospects in every minor league, from the International League to the Gulf Coast League. These are not necessarily the players who performed the best in each league. For example, you wont find top performers such as Durhams Steve Cox in the International League top 10.
Thats because as in everything else we do, we place more weight on potential than present performance. We like to see players do well now, but what were ultimately trying to determine is who will be the best major leaguers.
The lists in this issue do differ a little bit from the organizational Top 10 Prospects lists that youll see in coming months. Those lists are taken more from a scouting perspective, while our league lists are based on conversations with league managers. It is not strictly a poll, though we do try to talk with every manager.
Remember that managers and scouts tend to look at players differently. Managers give more weight to what a player does on the field, while scouts look at what a player might eventually do. We think both perspectives are useful, so we give you both even though they dont always jibe with each other.
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