Fantasy owners, especially those in keeper or dynasty leagues, are always looking for the next top prospect to draft who will carry them the their next (first?) fantasy baseball championship. The prospect experts are in full force right now with John Sickels covering his Top 20 Prospects for each major league team, Baseball America with their Top 10 Prospects and Baseball Prospectus's Kevin Goldstein publishing his Top 20 Prospects as well. ESPN's Keith Law will publish his Top 100 Prospects for 2012 at the end of January.
Let's take a shot at ranking John Sickels' A- rated pitching prospects today. My rankings after the jump:
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Jarrod Parker, ARI
Tyler Skaggs, ARI
Archie Bradley, ARI
Jacob Turner, DET
Dylan Bundy, BAL
Jameson Taillon, PIT
Taijuan Walker, SEA
Danny Hultzen, SEA
Drew Pomeranz, COL
This was a definitely a tough exercise, as many have #1 starter potential, with Parker and Skaggs being the closest to the big leagues. We don't know how Bundy and Bradley will perform in their first year pitching in the minors, so all we have is scouting reports to base the rankings on.
How would you rank them for long term keeper leagues?