Nationals' Harper leads impressive crop at Arizona Fall League
The Arizona Fall League is a showcase for the game's top prospects at the lower levels. The league, in its 20th season, has featured many of MLB's top stars, even a number of future Hall of Famers. The six-team circuit can be a little hitter-heavy, due to its location and an imbalance between the hitters and pitchers selected for the league, but there's no better place to get an eyeful of the game's future.
Here are 10 players to watch, based on what I saw in Arizona. Note that 2011 overall No. 1 pick Gerrit Cole of the Pirates is not on the list, solely because the only time I saw him was a poor outing in the Rising Stars Game on November 5. This is a subjective ranking, and pretty much ignores the players' statistics in a league where the statistics are meaningless.
Meanwhile, here are five players who were not as impressive: