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Where Would the New Prospects Fit in the 2013 Top 50?

Where Would the New Prospects Fit in the 2013 Top 50?

The 2013 Top 50 Prospects list is exclusive to the 2013 Prospect Guide, which is now available on the products page of the site. When putting together the top 50 prospect list, I asked everyone on the site for their top 50 prospects. I then created a formula which included weighted rankings based off who saw which prospects, outliers, and the average of the original lists. From there, everyone argued certain players up or down the list, and the best argument impacted the player's position the most.

Obviously since the book has been released, the prospects added in today's trade won't be included. There were two prospect eligible players in this deal who came to the Pirates: Stolmy Pimentel and Ivan De Jesus Jr. I asked everyone involved in the rankings where they would have these two players in their individual top 50 lists. I then added those rankings to the formula to get an idea of where these players ranked. It's not as comprehensive as the overall rankings, since I didn't find ...

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