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DSL Pirates 2013: Ten Prospects to Watch

DSL Pirates 2013: Ten Prospects to Watch

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As I mention every time I do these things, it is a lot more difficult to predict the top prospects at this level than it is at any other level. This season I have been fortunate enough to get much more input on the players. So rather than relying solely on things like bonuses, age/size, initial scouting reports when they sign and obviously stats, I was able to get many more first hand accounts from multiple sources who have seen these players regularly. That being said, there is still a ton of guesswork involved here. These are the top prospects, so sometimes stats won't match the placement. If it was just best current player, the choices would be much different.

In the past I have included players who were signed, but had not yet played. This year I'm going to stick with the top ten that played this year in the DSL for my rankings. If I did include 2013 signings, ...

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