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Keith Law releases his annual top 100 prospects list

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ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 19: Outfielder Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim warms up before the game with the Baltimore Orioles on August 19, 2011 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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I look forward to this every year: Keith Law has released his annual 100 top prospects list. Yes, it’s only for those with an Insider subscription, but at the risk of promoting the business of a competing sports network/conglomerate, I would submit to you that Law’s work is worth the price of a subscription itself, assuming you have the means.

I shan’t give away his list -- you really should read it -- but know that for the second year in a row he has the Angels’ Mike Trout first and Bryce Harper second. He also has a pretty good quote about Jesus Montero that I intend to steal and adapt for use of other defensively-challenged players (“As a catcher, Montero is not a catcher”). He also depresses me by noting that Braves prospect Arodys Vizaino is a great prospect as a starter when I suspect that Atlanta is gonna keep him in the pen.

Clear your calendar, folks. This is an annual must-read. And something that, if you care at all about prospects, which you should, you will go back and reference dozens of times throughout the season.