Of all the pieces in this series this is the least about looking back at the individual players and the most about looking at the community and the discussion generated here. I think the community’s list is on of the best in recent years and shows the growing knowledge of Philadelphia prospect watchers as a whole. Here is your 2013 Reader Top 30 prospects.
Yesterday was about the prospects off of the radar who may get on to lists and gain attention. Breakout prospects are players who are going to make a leap in value and projection. They could be anywhere, if you think Biddle is going to start pitching 93-95 and make his changeup a plus pitch, then he might be a breakout prospect as he jumps in national rankings.
The process is almost as important as the result so please share what kind of adjustment or change is going to make this prospect really make a huge leap this year.
Everyone has their guy that they think is not getting enough attention and will become a legitimate prospect in the coming year. This is the chance to put that idea down for all to see. Just as with the Top 30s we will likely come back to visit this later to see how we did.
For the purpose of this exercise a “sleeper” is a prospect outside of the consensus Top 30 who you think will make a leap onto the list next year or is someone that has a big league future that people are overlooking. We will do “breakout” players tomorrow.