MLB Power Rankings: Each Team's Best Performing Prospect of the Year

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MLB Power Rankings: Each Team's Best Performing Prospect of the Year
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Braves top prospect Julio Teheran anchored an incredible prospect class of 2011.

It was a great year for baseball prospects.

Freddie Freeman, Brandon Beachy, Michael Pineda and Mark Trumbo all put together amazing campaigns from start to finish, while Toronto's Brett Lawrie and New York's Jesus Montero are in the process of showing us that sometimes baseball really does save the best for last.

Down in the minor leagues there were some pretty epic performances as well.

Three pitchers cracked the 200-strikeout mark for the first time in a very long time. Two of those players (Tampa's Matt Moore and Philly's Trevor May) will be featured on this list, while the actual strikeout champion, Colorado's Edwar Cabrera, just missed out.

At the plate, some huge numbers were put up by Houston's tiny offensive juggernaut Jose Altuve, Oakland slugger Michael Choice and Colorado's Nolan Arenado, a name that should be a household one in a few more years.

Most notably, you'll find no Bryce Harper on this list, no Manny Machado and no Jameson Taillon. Each player was bested for top performing prospect honors by another well-deserving stud player.

So let's delve into the 2011 minor league season and find out who was the top performing prospect for each individual team. 

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