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Ranking the Best, Worst Minor League Seasons for Top Pitching Prospects in 2013
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Archie Bradley took a huge step forward in 2013.

Pitching prospects are volatile by nature.

Every year, there are countless young hurlers that enjoy breakthrough performances and emerge as a top prospect. However, there are just as manyif not morethat experience a steep fall from grace due to an underwhelming season.

So, with the minor league season now complete, it’s time to reflect upon the performances of baseball’s top pitching prospects in 2013.

To determine who qualified for the article, I decided to narrow my focus to only those prospects that appeared within my official top-50 overall rankings, either before or during the season.

Here’s a look at the best and worst performances this year by some of the game's top pitching prospects.

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