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November 4, 2010

Future Shock Blog

Top 11 Prospects Begin Monday!

by Kevin Goldstein

I'm happy to tell all of you that one of your favorite off-season features at Baseball Prospectus is coming soon, as my Top 11 Prospects for all 30 organizations begins on Monday. After listening to reader feedback, there have been a few minor changes to how they'll be done this year. First off, I'm expanding the extra list from four players to nine, so while you will still get in-depth reports on 11 prospects, you'll get quick comments on the players I've rated from 11-20, and as always, one sleeper. As for the write-ups themselves, they will now feature a quick note on the best and worst tools for each prospect, a specific year given as a major league ETA, as well as a quick line about potential fantasy impact. Finally, the order has changed significantly. No longer alphabetical by league, which was always unfair to Washington Nationals fans, I will now go by 2011 draft order, which is as follows.

  1. Pirates
  2. Mariners
  3. Diamondbacks
  4. Orioles
  5. Royals
  6. Nationals
  7. Indians
  8. Cubs
  9. Astros
  10. Brewers
  11. Mets
  12. Marlins
  13. Dodgers
  14. Angels
  15. Athletics
  16. Tigers
  17. Rockies
  18. Blue Jays
  19. Cardinals
  20. White Sox
  21. Red Sox
  22. Padres
  23. Rangers
  24. Reds
  25. Braves
  26. Giants
  27. Twins
  28. Yankees
  29. Rays
  30. Phillies

So on Monday we'll start with the Pirates and go from there, with an anticipated pace that is faster than last year's as well. As always, each subscriber-only Top 11 turns into it's own system-specific chat thanks to our comment system (also available only to subscribers), and I look forward to being busy in the comments and trying to answer all your questions. Hope you are looking forward to these as much as I am in putting them out there.

Kevin Goldstein is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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