Top 10 prospects for 2010 season

Strasburg, Heyward, Posey among rookies who could make impact in majors next year

Updated: September 3, 2009, 10:34 AM ET
By Jason Grey |
If I could pull you away from your fantasy football drafts, you have a keeper-league baseball team that could use your attention for a moment, as September is the time when we start looking toward some minor leaguers who can help us next year.

So here's a first look at names to watch specifically for fantasy impact in 2010. I don't expect players like the Yankees' Jesus Montero or the Marlins' Mike Stanton to get much playing time in the big leagues next season, so they are not on this list, although they would be if I was doing a top-10 with a long-term view. The bottom line is we're looking for prospects who have a chance for significant playing time in the big leagues and putting up numbers next season. Repeat: This is not a list of the best 10 prospects in all of baseball; it's a list for 2010 value only.