Okay people...you have my top-20 prospects. Now, tell me what I did wrong.
Top-10 list ...and... 11-20 list.
These are projections for current prospects that will remain under "prospect status" for the start of 2014.
Please and thank you.
True, but there's an equal chance that both lose their prospect status next year, in my mind. Plus, it allows me to PROJECT what moves will be made, and then refer back to these posts to see how I did. Lots of thinking involved, but I am happy to explain my reasoning for any drop or add to the list.
First off - Chris Colabello is not a prospect. he's 29 already and will be lucky to make it as a bench player.
I really don't understand the benefit of a doing a prospect list for the following season. If you think Rosario will be ranked higher after this season then you should also think he is a better prospect now. And imo there is no reason eliminate guys like Hicks, Arcia and Gibson for the sake of doing a 2014 list. Do a 2013 list.
Harrison didn't play in 2011 because of different rules regarding drafted players. Most draftees drafted before 2012 didn't sign until Aug 15th and weren't able to play in the minor league season because of it. This was true of almost all 1st rd picks. The new CBA moved the deadline up to July 15th and also encouraged picks to sign earlier. The strange thing is that a lot of people were complaining about the new CBA at the time and missed this HUGE improvement which allows teams to get these players into rk ball a year earlier.
Sooooo, he is a prospect, with a shot to be a 30-31-yr-old rookie in Minnesota. Or is there an age limit to being a baseball prospect?
Please don't be stubborn on this point. It's just silly.
Prospect | Define Prospect at Dictionary.com
All five of these defintions apply to Colabello. His production at AA last year means he is a likely candidate for advancement. Even advancement to Minnesota eventually. Maybe you have a certain AGE where you want to draw the line between being a "baseball prospect" and not?
But, in my opinion, age does not matter if the production is quality.
Age doesn't matter in terms of developing potential? Oh boy.
Colabello is a legit prospect. Others seems to think so too. His trade value is nothing so he's not a very highly ranked one, but still a legitimate prospect with his production in AA...
Good god. I don't understand the tone and animosity for daring to list Colabello as a prospect. Regardless of age, he is fresh into professional baseball and can be labelled a prospect if one wants to do so. I have done it. Now, I probably wouldn't do it for 2014, but hopefully that is merely because he is with the Twins. The tone here is just weird. It's perfectly legitimate to consider even a 29-year-old a prospect if he is new to professional ball and can GET BETTER as the result of professional baseball experience. It isn't like we are talking about someone clinging to professional baseball's minor leagues for ten years.
And Colabello should be on the 25-man roster, damn it. Why on earth not?
Where does Roy Hobbs rank on current prospect lists?