Great pitching beats great hitting every time.
Just ask the highly offensive Texas Rangers and they'll tell you that's most certainly the case. Despite having one of the most fearsome offenses in recent memory, the Rangers have fallen victim to superior pitching in back-to-back World Series'. First, it was Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum and Madison Bumgarner who shut them down. This year it was Chris Carpenter.
Regardless of the opponent, the truth holds the same.
As such, pitching prospects are somewhat of a valued commodity in the baseball world. Just look at what Jaime Garcia did last year. Or what Michael Pineda did in 2011.You can't put a price on the kind of attention and excitement that Pineda brought to an otherwise depressing year for the Mariners.
As such, there is no better time to evaluate the top pitching talent in the minor leagues, one pitcher for each team.
Take into account, also, that these are rankings based on my own feeling, so if you feel that Gerrit Cole is better than Jameson Taillon, you have every right to.
Let the debate begin!