The Major League Baseball draft is designed to give life to and rejuvenate the respective minor league systems for every franchise in the league—ultimately improving the talent that will one day be in the big leagues. The 2013 draft did just that.
Over the last couple of days, 1,300 high school and college prospects have been drafted to 30 MLB teams. While not all of them will sign professional contracts, most will end up pitching in at the lower levels of the minor leagues in 2013, starting the process of eventually getting the call to the majors.
The draft greatly impacts the top prospects within each organization, as the new talent sometimes takes the place of a prospect that might not have what it takes to be a long-term answer anymore. After all, prospects move up and down the list throughout the year based on performance and future potential.
In the coming slides, I’ve prepared an updated top-10 prospect list for each team in the league. Keep in mind that these top-10 lists are complete under the assumption that each drafted prospect will sign—although that may not be the case going forward. So, let’s jump right into how each franchise’s top-10 list looks post-draft.
*Italicized players are those who were selected in the 2013 MLB draft. All roster information, including the current professional level for each prospect, was obtained via MLB Depth Charts (h/t Baseball Prospectus). All statistics were obtained via Baseball-Reference unless otherwise noted. All injury and contract information was obtained via Baseball Prospectus.