Keith Law: Top 100 prospects of 2011
Who will follow behind Longoria, Wieters and Heyward?
Welcome to the 2011 ESPN.com ranking of the top 100 prospects in baseball.
This is the fourth year I have done these rankings for ESPN. The three previous top-ranked prospects -- Evan Longoria (2008), Matt Wieters (2009) and Jason Heyward (2010) -- have all established themselves in major league starting lineups. The top five players from the 2010 rankings and 10 of the top 15 -- including two who played huge roles in the postseason, San Francisco Giants World Series hero Buster Posey (#4) and Texas closer Neftali Feliz (#13) -- have graduated to the big leagues.
A more detailed explanation of the process in determining these rankings is found at the top of each of the four player capsule pages.
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