Welcome to the 2015 Reader Top 30.
I will post a poll most days Monday thru Friday. I’m starting with MLB’s Top 20 and will add names as needed. I expect the first new group of names will be added after Prospect #5 is decided. If you want to make sure a name is added to the list e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org using the Subject Line – Add Prospect
As I mentioned earlier, we will follow Baseball America’s standards for prospects by considering any player eligible for rookie status as eligible for this poll. Reminder: the following players exceeded Rookie Status during the 2014 season – David Buchanan, Ken Giles, Miguel Gonzalez, Cesar Hernandez, Mario Hollands, Ethan Martin, and Cameron Rupp; and these players retained their Rookie Status – Aaron Altherr, Maikel Franco, Hector Neris, and Seth Rosin.
I would encourage each participant to submit his own Top 30 to email@example.com using the Subject – My Prospect List. I am curious how the day-by-day voting affects the outcome when compared to a one-time submission along the lines of an MVP ballot. If I receive enough prospect lists early in the poll, I’ll share whatever observations I reach.