Thanks to the newly implemented July 13 signing deadline for draft picks, nearly every player selected in June began their professional careers ahead of schedule. For the first time since, well, forever, we’ve been able to evaluate many of these prospects on something more than a small sample.
At the same time, it’s never too early to begin analyzing the potential top draft picks for next season. Unfortunately, this upcoming year’s crop is even less impressive than the 2012 group, but that doesn’t mean it lacks elite prospects.
So, now that both the high-school summer showcase circuit and Cape Cod League have concluded, here’s an updated look at the top 10 prospects for the 2013 draft.