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The Baseball Prospectus 2013 Top 101 Prospects, by Position, by Organization, and by Age

Yesterday, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect crew released our Top 101 Prospects of 2013, also newly available in printed form in the now-shipping Baseball Prospectus 2013 annual. The festivities were wild and raucous for all, perhaps tempered slightly for fans of the Chicago White Sox. Here is the Top 101 list displayed by position, by organization, and by prospect age. Enjoy!

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St. Louis might not have Pujols, but they do have some prospects whose worst case scenarios are still pretty good.

Prospect #1: OF Oscar Taveras
Background with Player: Industry sources
Who: Signed for a low six-figure bonus in 2008, Oscar Taveras has blossomed into one of the minors' purest hitters, with offensive projections that could make him a perennial All-Star at the major-league level. With a violent, torque-heavy swing and an aggressive approach, the early word on Taveras was that the same characteristics that allowed him to hit .386 in the pitcher-friendly Midwest League would ultimately be his downfall against superior pitching, the kind that can use sequence and location to disrupt a hitter’s bat speed.

As it turns out, Taveras’s brand of violence is calculated, as he wields his weapon with a controlled fury; to the eye, his swing looks haphazard and aggressive to a fault, but his elite hand quickness and strength allow him to command his swing with more touch than is realized. He can barrel balls to all fields from all hands and has improved his pitch recognition skills, leaving him with an offensive skill set that has few weaknesses. The hit tool receives sevens and eights in reports, and some scouts have even put sevens on his future power, a tool that will continue to mature. His defensive game isn’t nearly as remarkable, but his routes and angles continue to improve, and he has logged time at all three outfield spots, which gives him some positional versatility. Taveras’s offensive potential is the truth, and if he hits his projections he will be a superstar. He isn’t a finished product, but his time in the minors is nearing its conclusion, as the 19-year-old Dominican is more than holding his own in Double-A and should compete for a job in the majors at some point in 2013.



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February 10, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The 2011 world champs have a much-improved farm system.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 21, 2011 1:00 pm

Future Shock: St. Louis Cardinals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

There may not be many clear stars in the system, but it's better than it looks.

 Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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June 15, 2010 8:53 am

Future Shock: Draft Wrap: NL Central

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Kevin Goldstein

The Cubs pull a major first-round surprise along with breakdowns of the picks of the other teams in the division.

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