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2013 Top 100 Prospects

This year's Top 100 Prospects list is all about breaking down the list to its essential elements.

For every player in the Top 100, we have rated five tools on the 20-80 scouting scale, based on his realistic future ceiling. We've also included breakdowns of the Top 100 from every angle, from risk factors associated with some types of players to demographics of the list, and a look forward and a look back.

Our 24th annual Top 100 Prospects list is the definitive annual ranking of the best professional talent in baseball below the major league level, and a culmination of our offseason prospect coverage. Eligibility for the list follows our standard prospect guidelines, which means any player who has not exceeded 130 at-bats, 50 innings or 30 appearances in the major leagues (without regard to service time) is eligible.

Seven people contributed to the voting this year: editors Will Lingo and John Manuel, executive editor Jim Callis, managing editor J.J. Cooper, associate editor Matt Eddy, and assistant editors Conor Glassey and Nathan Rode. Each person compiled a personal top 150, and we reviewed the composite numbers and made adjustments before locking down the final list.

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