On Friday we released the 2012 Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects list. The list not only looked at the placements of the new draft picks, but also looked at the updated rankings after the first half of the minor league season.

The rankings are gathered by taking the average of five different top 20 lists. The two outliers are removed, and the remaining three rankings are averaged out. From there, I make the final adjustments to the list. I don't adjust every player. If I did, I would be better off just releasing my own rankings and leaving everyone else out of it. Most of the situations I adjust are situations where I'm splitting hairs between two prospects who are rated close together, or deciding if a certain player should make the end of the list.

Here are three of the biggest decisions...

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