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Description of the data topic Prospects. This includes the definition as well as the coverage of the data topic or element on the site.
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Prospects



Prospects are young players with rookie eligibility who are considered to be future Major Leaguers. Many web sites and publications scout, rate and rank prospects for public consumption. The prospects are usually ranked according to future value as a Major Leaguer.

Prospect data is available since 1983 for Baseball America. Top 10s per team since 1983 and Top 100 MLB since 1990. MLB Pipeline team top 30s and MLB top 100 was added in 2016 and Fangraphs in 2018. In all cases, the rankings are pre-season and static. Many sources now update their rankings throughout the season and as players get promoted but TBC will not track this slow evolution.

The Prospects section provides visibility to the data from different views including by Player Name, Franchise, Year as well as statistical reports for Prospect classes.