MLB Prospects: Every MLB Team's No. 1 Prospect

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MLB Prospects: Every MLB Team's No. 1 Prospect
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Los Angeles Angels: For the second consecutive season, Mike Trout is the Angels' No. 1 prospect

After publishing Prospect Pipeline's Top 50 Monday morning, I've been overwhelmed with the amount of positive feedback that I have received. As one commenter noted, I wasn't concerned with representing every team—which is absolutely true. Considering my goal is to assemble a sincere and justifiable Top 50, the last thing I would do is compromise the article's integrity by catering to every single team.

So now, since not every fanbase had the opportunity to read about its top prospect on Monday, I have put together scouting reports on every team's No. 1 prospect.

For those wondering about the criteria for these players' selections, please refer to the introduction of the Top 50.

Now, I fully understand that some of my rankings will generate criticism—and I welcome it. Given my background as a player, coach and scout, I may view players in a much different light than others. While I love players with flashy tools, I am not blinded by them. I don’t just look at stats; I scrutinize a hitter’s swing as much as I do a pitcher’s mechanics. What I’m trying to say is, I’m highly critical.

My Top 50 has been an enormous undertaking to which I have dedicated an obscene amount of time. Therefore, I want to hear from you, the readers. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or criticism. You may share your thoughts in the comments section of this article, email me at or reach out to me on Twitter (@GoldenSombrero).

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