State Report: New Jersey

One Northeast talent evaluator put it succinctly: "It's the worst year in the history of New Jersey. It's awful." In the last decade, New Jersey has produced talent more consistently than any other state in the Northeast, and in the last five years it has produced such blue-chippers as Rick Porcello, Todd Frazier, Anthony Ranaudo, Jason Knapp and Mike Trout. This year, no prospect in the state came close to cracking the Top 200, and the usually solid prep crop is downright barren.

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