In the 2016 edition of the Twins Prospect Handbook, Cody, Seth and I took a look at how the team's prospect list could look twelve months from now.
This is the lead-in from the book:
"Since the Twins Prospect Handbook became a joint-effort four years ago, the Twins have always had a consensus top prospect. With Byron Buxton narrowly avoiding losing the “prospect” label, this winter will be more of the same.
But a year from now Buxton will have shed the label. If Jose Berrios continues to pitch the way he has been the last two seasons, he’ll lose the label as well. Southern League MVP Max Kepler? It’s probably fair to say he’ll get the big-league at-bats that will prohibit him from heading up the prospect list next year as well.
Fortunately for the Twins (and their fans), the cupboard is far from bare and we’re going to look into our prospect crystal ball and determine who is - or could be - finding their name on the top of the list next winter."