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Down on the Farm: Top 10 Lists from Around the Net

Yesterday I posted the Top 10 prospect lists from Baseball America for the NL East and NL Central teams. Well, they are not the only site publishing their top 10 prospects. Baseball Prospectus us working on their top 11 prospects for each team, and recently posted their top 11 prospects for the Detroit Tigers.

Here's a snippet of their top 11 list:

Five-Star Prospects
1. Jacob Turner, RHP
2. Casey Crosby, LHP
Four-Star Prospects
3. Scott Sizemore, 2B

More after the jump:

In addition to BA and BP, and SB Nation's John Sickels, there are several other prospect sites publishing their top 10 lists. The Hardball Times is also pusblishing their top 10 lists for the Indians and Twins. Here are a few snippets:


4. Jason Knapp: Knapp has the ceiling of an ace, and the work ethic and smarts to get to that point. His high-90s fastball is his meal ticket, but the rest of his game lags behind. Watch for his secondary stuff to take a step forward in 2010.


4. Miguel Sano: Another hyped, raw bat has been plucked from the Dominican Republic. Sano's signing bonus was reportedly in record setting territory, which is notable considering it is the small market Twins that shelled out the bucks. They must see something special. When it comes to a 16-year-old project with a seven-figure signing bonus, as always, I am cautiously optimistic.

Fangraph's Marc Hulet is also writing his top 10 lists with the latest list for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is what Marc had to say about the Pirates 6th rated prospect SS Chase D'arnaud:

D'Arnaud has come a long way in a short time. The infielder looked like a future MLB utility player when he was drafted, but he's worked hard to improve his skill set and he reached high-A in '09 as a 22-year-old. The right-handed hitter batted .291/.394/.427 in 213 low-A at-bats before moving up to high-A where he hit .295/.402/.481 in 210 at-bats. D'Arnaud produced solid walk rates at both levels, right around 12.4%, but his strikeout rate rose 5% to 19.5% upon his promotion. With that, though, his power increased from an ISO of .136 to .186. If the power fluctuation is just a tease, D'Arnaud still has some added value on the base paths after stealing 31 bases in 39 attempts. He won't ever match former starter Jack Wilson on defense, but D'Arnaud is solid in the field, and he should produce more on offense.

If I am not mistaken, D'arnaud lead the AFL in SBs with 13.

Project Prospect provides top prospect lists by position rather than by team. They recently published their top 15 Shortstop list. Here is what they had to say about the Astros SS Jiovanni Miller:

 Likely MLBer; well-rounded: good LD bat, patient, quick release, elite footwork

Project Prospect ranks Miller third behind the Brewers Alcides Escobar and the Cubs Stalin Castro.