Assembling a top prospect list is a quixotic venture. Every prospector has his own subjective preferences and biases; some use various formulae to try to simplify the task, but the goal is always the same. We are attempting to project the top XXX (fill in your own number) future major league players out of a vast pool of incomplete players whose skill level is in constant flux. A player's "stock" can go through wild fluctuations throughout a season, and I would venture to say that it's rare to find a legitimate prospect that doesn't go through such an ebb and flow. This is the primary reason why I find little utility in statistical evaluations that I endorse when applied to major league players. Comparatively, a major league player's talent and – more importantly –...

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