Top 10 fantasy prospects

Pirates' Polanco takes over top spot; plus, profiles of near-top 10 players

Updated: April 14, 2014, 2:35 PM ET
By Christopher Crawford | ESPN Insider

As you can probably imagine, compiling the first edition of the fantasy top 10 was not an easy proposition. There were numerous players who deserved consideration for the inaugural list, and several of these players have a chance to give your fantasy team a boost at some point during the 2014 season.

And while I feel confident in the names I did choose for the top 10, I thought I'd spotlight the two players who came the closest to making the rankings, and why they have a great chance of being key contributors this year, and also why they ultimately fell just short.