The All-Star break isn't really the mid-season point for anything. The Major League season is six months long, so the mid-season point is the end of June. The minor league season is five months long, so the mid-season point is the middle of June, rather than the middle of July. The All-Star break does provide a few days off to reflect on the first half (and then some) of the season, so the mid-season reviews are more out of convenience.
At this point in the year the minor league season is about 70% finished. Calling this a three-quarters review would be more accurate. Our mid-season top 20 prospects is a more accurate mid-season review, but that only looks at the top guys and where they are now, without reviewing the pre-season rankings and what they have done this year. I wanted to go over how the pre-season rankings looked, and see how everyone is progressing and whether there are players who are having a down year.
Below is our top 30 prospect list from the 2013 Prospect Guide...
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.