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Earlier this week, I released the first installment in this series, with prospects #21-31. There was plenty of intrigue there and that trend is going to continue today. While this is a tough group to rate with so little separating a ton of players, we’ll start seeing more upside in this installment, with a bit more impact potential on …

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The time has come to rank the top 30 Diamondbacks prospects as we head into 2016. A season that started in March for over a hundred minor league players has wrapped up (except for the handful of guys in the AFL) and there have surely been some big seasons. There have been a few disappointments, too, but that’s the nature …

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On a Thursday we took a look at the top prospects and performers for the DSL D-backs and AZL D-backs. Continuing that trend, we’ll dive into part two of the four part series, this time evaluating the Missoula Osprey and Hillsboro Hops where things look much, much better. Let’s get started.


Missoula Osprey (Pioneer League)

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Whenever evaluating prospects, an organization, a trade or something else where value is assigned, it’s always valuable to pull in different perspectives. Early in the week, I broke down The 2015 Diamondbacks Midseason Top 10 Prospects. As always, the order and ranking of prospects, plus those omitted, created plenty of discussion, both in the comments and on twitter. After …

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It’s that time of year again, the time when everyone starts to recalibrate their prospect rankings. Several midseason lists have appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America and other sites. Last week I profiled our Top 30 Prospect List from last winter and provided some updates, noting that some things have changed. There have been some graduations and some disappointing campaigns. …

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With the improved play of the Diamondbacks this year, it’s easy to focus on what’s taking place in the majors. There are a boatload of compelling storylines, like Yasmany Tomas’ transition to the majors, Jake Lamb’s emergence (and Ryan’s subsequent adoration), Archie Bradley’s ups and down, Paul Goldschmidt’s battle with Bryce Harper for NL bragging rights, …

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On Tuesday, I took the time to point out that the low minors are now in full swing, which has given the Diamondbacks four new affiliates to watch. Whereas the Dominican Summer League and Arizona Rookie League teams are full of international prospects to keep an eye on, the Missoula Osprey and the Hillsboro Hops are a more balanced …

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A full month and a half into the season, several of the Diamondbacks’ top prospects have gotten their minor league seasons underway. As always, the future of the organization deeply depends on the development of these youngsters and the system as a whole has slowly improved in recent years. Solid drafts have built some depth while the absence of Kevin …

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The minor league season is underway, at least for all of the full season affiliates. That means that the future of the franchise is already in action and we’re already taking notes with an eye on the D-backs of tomorrow. The biggest story line is that Touki Toussaint, the team’s number one draft selection last June was not assigned …

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There’s nothing like seeing baseball up close and personal. After the long, baseball-less winter, just about any baseball action will do. I remember trying to stream Caribbean Series games a few weeks back and even though they slowed my computer down and froze every thirty seconds, it was worth every crappy pitch thrown by a nameless reliever. It was baseball, …

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As we recently discussed on the latest edition of The Pool Shot, it’s prospect season right now. Some prospects will be making their first Spring Training appearances in about a month, hoping this is the year that they make the 25-man roster right out of the gate. Those opportunities are rare, and for the Diamondbacks, there’s very little chance …

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The top 10 is finally here, and make no mistake, there’s plenty to like in the upper echelon of the Diamondbacks’ minor league system. While you’re likely familiar with the top couple of names here, take notice of the young prospects, from Single-A or below, who likely represent something of a new wave of potentially future D-backs. Arizona has done …

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As the first installment of the Inside the ‘Zona Minor League Seasons in Review feature, let’s take a look at the Missoula Osprey of the rookie level Pioneer League. As you’ll see below, the team had some ups and downs, but also had some notable prospects, including Touki Toussaint, Justin Williams, Sergio Alcantara and others. Here’s a …

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The Diamondbacks’ minor league system has generally been viewed as middle-of-the-pack. It’s not hard to see why; the team hasn’t had a ton of big names in recent years and has traded away most of the ones they did posses. Tyler Skaggs, Trevor Bauer, Adam Eaton and even Matt Davidson have been shipped away in the last few …

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The minor league season is in full swing, as all eight minor league affiliates are now playing. After the draft, the Hillsboro Hops (SS-Rookie Advanced) Missoula Osprey (SS-Rookie), Arizona Rookie League D-backs (Complex) and Dominican Summer League D-backs (International) all started their seasons, with the exception of the Dominican team who had started just prior. They’re all underway now, and …

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Last fall, we rolled out our first prospect rankings. In case you missed them at the time, you can see them here: 1-10, 11-20 and 21-30. Since that time, a number of other publications have released their rankings. While ours came out after the minor league championship games were played, the other lists have had the benefit of …

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