Each year we post a top ten prospect list for the DSL and call it a "Prospects to Watch" list because it's tough to pick a top ten prospect list when the players are so far from the big leagues. The last couple years, we have had many more first-hand scouting reports to go on, so the lists have become more than just educated guesses based on age, scouting reports, stats and signing bonuses. With just one DSL affiliate this year, the players on the list aren't as good as last year, but it's still an interesting group and it was tough to leave three players off the list(see notes at the end) Below are the previous Prospect to Watch lists, as well as the 2014 season recap, which includes scouting reports for every player on the team:
Lantigua hit his way to the top of the prospect list this year
2014 Season Recap
2013 Prospects to Watch
2012 Prospects to Watch
1. Edison Lantigua, LF - Lantigua was ranked second among prospects behind Jeremias Portorreal coming into the seas...
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.