Found November 13, 2011 on Feelin' Kinda Blue:
With Baseball America releasing its top 10 Dodgers' prospects on Dec. 2, folks are already in the prospect-ranking mood. No word on when Baseball Prospectus, Minor League Ball or Fan Graphs will release their prospect lists, but those are also highly anticipated.I want to give folks a primer before I release my Top 50 list on Nov. 21.With the Dodgers graduating Rubby De La Rosa, Scott Elbert, Dee Gordon, Kenley Jansen, Trayvon Robinson (traded), Jerry Sands, the system overall is significantly weaker. I'll go further into detail in my Top 50 post.Here are some lists from reputable prospectors. I'll post just the Top 10. Click through the links to see their entire lists:J.P. Schwartz, Top Prospect Alert (Top 15)Zach LeeAllen WebsterChris ReedAlfredo SilverioGarrett GouldDerek ConeScott McGoughJoc PedersonJesus ValdezShawn Tolleson Jared Massey, L.A. Dodger Report (Top 20)Zach LeeAllen WebsterNathan EovaldiAngel SanchezJoc PedersonGarrett GouldShawn...

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