Mark Haverty has written the Sporting News Annual Top 50 Prospects reports for years. This year the report is exclusive to Crucial Sports - Haverty's own website. This is a great list whether for fantasy purposes or just a general love of prospects because it helps readers understand the true value of prospects. The prospect with years of experience in the minors is usually rated higher than the prospect with awesome tools but no track record. Check out a sample below and check out the full report and the write-ups at the link below.
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1. Matt Wieters, Catcher, Baltimore Orioles
The best catching prospect in the minors, Wieters possesses not only plus power potential but also impeccable plate discipline. Wieters barely struck out more than he walked in High-A Frederick (44 walks, 47 strikeouts), and he drew more walks than strikeouts (38:29) while in Double-A Bowie. The trading of Ramon Hernandez by the Orioles this offseason was one with one thing in mind – clearing room for Wieters to be the starting catcher in 2009.
2. David Price, Starting Pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays
3. Tommy Hanson, Starting Pitcher, Atlanta Braves
4. Madison Bumgarner, Starting Pitcher, San Francisco Giants
5. Jason Heyward, Outfielder, Atlanta Braves
6. Colby Rasmus, Outfielder, St. Louis Cardinals
7. Travis Snider, Outfielder, St. Louis Cardinals
8. Cameron Maybin, Outfielder, Florida Marlins
9. Brett Anderson, Starting Pitcher, Oakland Athletics
10. Trevor Cahill, Starting Pitcher, Oakland AthleticsCheck out the Full Top 50 Prospect Report