Ranking Miami Marlins' Top 10 Prospects After the 2013 Minor League Season

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Ranking Miami Marlins' Top 10 Prospects After the 2013 Minor League Season
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Now that Christian Yelich, right, is no longer a prospect since he's accrued enough at-bats to be considered a rookie, Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond, center, might be telling this major league umpire who the next wave of Marlins prospects will be.

Over the course of a season, an organization's list of top 10 prospects changes often. 

This is especially true with the Miami Marlins, considering how much the franchise depends on cheap, young talent. 

But now that the 2013 minor league season has ended, the list of top 10 prospects no longer fluctuates.

Until the next major transaction—which usually doesn't take place until November, when teams sign free agents and engage in major trades—this set of rankings can hold itself to be true all the way into next May. By then, one or more of the prospects on this list will accrue enough major league service time to shed the prospect label and be eligible for the Rookie of the Year award.

As a reminder, a player shall be considered a rookie unless, during a previous season or seasons, he has exceeded 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues, or he has accumulated more than 45 days on the active roster of a Major League club or clubs during the period of 25-player limit (excluding time in the military service and time on the disabled list), according to MLB.com.

While eligibility is one factor, other factors involved in the final ranking of the 2013 season include performance, development curve placement and where MLB.com's 2013 Prospect Watch has them. 

Without further ado, here are the Miami Marlins' top 10 prospects after the 2013 minor league season.

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