Keith Law takes an early-season look at his Top 25 prospects. Thus far, of the guys who cracked the top 10, there are no glaring voids in terms of performance. And at the top, two gifted players are still ahead of schedule.
Last year Keith Law said that Buster Posey should be helping the Giants from Opening Day. When Posey finally made it, we found out why. But not all prospects are created equal, and Law goes through some top guys that still need refinement.
Keith Law has already released his list of the Top 100 prospects. But that list is all about a career arc, and not about 2011. Here, he ranks guys who will actually make their mark on major league rosters in 2011.
Jason Heyward was the No. 1-ranked major league prospect back in January, but a quarter of the way into the 2010 season, Keith Law has had to make changes. After all, Heyward is crushing the ball in the big leagues, so his prospect status is no more.
Keith Law checks in from the Arizona Fall League. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 MLB draft, Dustin Ackley, is looking sharp -- as are Jenrry Mejia and Domonic Brown of the Mets and Phillies' organizations, respectively.