MLB Offseason 2012: Bryce Harper and the Top Prospects Who Are Still Untouchable

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MLB Offseason 2012: Bryce Harper and the Top Prospects Who Are Still Untouchable
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Bryce Harper is one of the brightest young talents in the baseball world right now. Regardless of the personnel offered or money involved, the Washington Nationals are not going to move this teenage prodigy.

But Harper is not the only prospect who falls into this "untouchable" category.

Position players like Mike Trout and pitchers such as Shelby Miller are also off limits when it comes to the stars of the future who aren't getting moved anytime soon.

Baseball teams have spent the last few weeks signing free agents, trading for players, signing prospects in the Rule 5 draft and shoring up their lineups, pitching rotations and bullpens.

Not every team, however, can just go out and get any player they like.

Here are 10 of the top prospects in the game right now who are off limits.

For the purpose of defining someone with "prospect status" I used MLB's criteria for determining rookie eligibility.

Follow me on Twitter @AshMarshallMLB

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