I'm not an East Coast guy and never will be.
But I do have a pretty decent eye for young talent, and the AL "Beast" is right up there with any division with the number of blue-chip prospects just biding their time for a chance to prove themselves.
The Adrian Gonzalez trade sent some darn good prospects west to San Diego (my favorite city) while the Matt Garza swap funneled some right back east to the division.
Hopefully, no one will trade any more prospects before I finish writing this.
You may or may not agree with the players I've chosen or where I've slotted them. The only thing that really matters is what the players do when they get their shot. At that point all of this ranking becomes irrelevant. Some of these players could even prove me right or wrong this season.
I look forward to seeing how it all turns out.
One final note: Several players were purposely left off the list for one reason or another. I didn't have enough information on Josh Sale to accurately gauge where he might fit in this ranking. Also, Anthony Ranaudo was left off because we have yet to see him healthy and pitching in pro ball.