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Prospect Rewind: How Exicardo Cayones Changed Our Prospect Rankings

Prospect Rewind: How Exicardo Cayones Changed Our Prospect Rankings

Earlier this week the 2014 Prospect Guide was made available for pre-sales, with a target release date of mid-December after the Winter Meetings. In the weeks leading up to the release of the book, we'll be looking back at some of the reports from previous editions to see what we were previously saying about certain players.

In this process, you can expect to see some positive reports that ended up being exactly right. Let's be honest: I'm not-so-secretly using these articles to promote the book, so I'm going to show you some previous reports where we were absolutely correct. But the truth is that when you're making projections for every single player in the system, you're going to be wrong. In some cases, you're going to be wrong about a player you ranked highly. Each year I look back at the previous season, see where we were right and where we were wrong, and ask a simple question: Why?

I started this evaluation process while writing the 2012 Prospect Guide. The previous year s...

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