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It is that time again. With Major League Baseball’s June Draft set to take place next week, I am updating my Top 50 Twins Prospects list. I like to do this before the June draft because we have nearly two more months of data to consider, but also so that the Twins draft choices to not sneak into this list. I will discuss some of their selections next week, but this allows me to highlight several more players who deserve to be recognized as well. Everyone believes that their personal prospect list is the best. I try my best to be accurate and fair in these rankings. However, Prospect Ranking may be one of the most inexact sciences around. Think about it. Mark Prior was supposed to be great, and injuries derailed what could have been. Baseball America ranked Nick Blackburn #1 before the 2008 season, and most with and around the Twins chuckled. I think we are all happy that John Manuel looks like a genius on that one. Another purpose for making this list, for me, is simply to recognize players in the Twins system that deserve to be known. As I type that, I realize there are another 150 or so Twins minor leaguers that also deserve to be recognized, but I think I might lose some of you if I ran a Top 180 Twins prospect list. (That’s the purpose of the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook anyway, right?) These guys are all working hard to reach the ultimate goal of playing in the big leagues.
That said, lists are fun. Rankings are a blast. They create discussion and that is the best part about being a blogger. So, please let me know what you think. In the next days, I will continue to work my way up the Twins prospect list until finally giving you my selections for the Top 10 Twins prospects. I hope you enjoy this and again, please feel free to comment.
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