By now, you are probably as tired of prospect lists as I am (if you aren't, be sure to check out the MWAH Top Prospect list in the menu bar above!). Almost every single outlet has released their list and we've all poured over them, absorbed them and dissected them. All those scouting reports and related analyses are terrific, but after reading all of that, I am just overwhelmed by how cold, sterile and impersonal the process feels.
These are human beings we are talking about, after all, not the industrial resources that these prospect reports tend to break them down into. To counter this, I like to submit another prospect list every year: the prospects worth rooting for.
Instead of evaluating prospects based on their bat speed, pitch mechanics or outfield range, I want to evaluate them quite simply on how much I want them to succeed on a personal level. Let's not forget, we could be watching these players on our favorite team someday, so we have a vested interest in them aside from where their skill set ranks on the 20-80 scale.
So, without further adieu, I present my personal top 10 Angel prospects to root for in 2012.
(Just to reiterate, these rankings are NOT based in any way, shape or form on the innate skill level of the player but rather on how much I like them for any random reason, personally.)