In terms of evaluating prospects, Baseball America is the gold standard by which other prospecters are measured. Last week they finished their Top 10 Prospects for the AL. For those too lazy to click through or for those who want a better-presented listing, here they are with their highest reached level in 2006.
|TEAM||POS||PLAYER||HIGH 2006 LEVEL|
|New York||LHP||Philip Hughes||AA|
|Tampa Bay||OF||Delmon Young||Majors|
|Detroit||OF||Cameron Maybin||Low A|
|Kansas City||3B||Alex Gordon||AA|
For fantasy baseball purposes, this list provides a source of sleepers going into 2007 non-keeper leagues. Any player who reached AAA or higher in 2006 will likely see the majors in 2007. And those who reached AA are a hot start in AAA from getting recalled i.e. Jacoby Ellsbury.