In December, Major League Baseball’s owners voted to lock out the players, triggering the league’s first work stoppage since 1994-95. From now until whenever the lockout is lifted (after the ratification of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement by both the league and the MLB Players Association), there won’t be free-agent signings, trades, or any of the usual hot-stove madness that tends to populate the winter months.
Nevertheless, CBS Sports has spent the last couple weeks breaking down the top prospects in baseball, both globally and on a team-by-team basis. That process continues today, with a recap of every team’s top prospect.
Do note that the players below were identified as the top talents in the minors following conversations with scouts, analysts, and player-development types. As always, this is more of an art than a science, and some disagreement is a given. Let’s get to the list.
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