I not only agree with the names they’ve chosen but with the order in which they’ve chosen them. It’s a healthy mix of players in various stages of development, from the very nearly MLB-ready (Jesus Montero/Adam Warren) to the raw but talented (Cito Culver/Slade Heathcott/Gary Sanchez).
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One of the joys of baseball is all of the different seasons one can enjoy: the excitement of the Hot Stove League, the hopefulness of spring training, the drama of postseason baseball set against autumn chill. For me, prospect season is one of those seasonal joys. As the regular season winds down and teams (and various baseball-interested media outlets) take stock of the year that was, we get more and more of these lists which rank prospects and give us names to look forward to and to watch for in the coming months and years ahead.
I will try to remain focused on the playoffs for as long as the Yankees in the running for their 28th World Championship. Once their run is over — no matter how it turns out — I will immediately turn my attention over to prospect season. Hope you don’t mind.