Found March 22, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
When we go to any baseball game, we want to be entertained by the action. Sports is entertainment, after all. What makes a day at the ballpark even more memorable, however, is when you come away from a game impressed by what you saw. Players can impress with one standout tool, like a power hitter or a power pitcher. They can also impress with their well-rounded five-tool game. No matter how they do it, that is what today's piece is about: finding players who are the most impressive. Once again, per the rules of my series, if someone was on my list of the 10 players with the most to prove in 2013 or the most exciting prospects in the system, they are ineligible for this list. Just to keep things fresh. So if someone you think should be here is missing, that might be why. And as always, I would not be able to go into any depth in this article without using the 2013 IBI Top 100 Prospects book. This may be a shameless plug, but it is one that is well-worth it. The detail just would ...
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