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Old 12-20-2005, 01:35 AM   #14
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They use data compiled by scouts, both internal and external. They seem to think this kid has what it takes to make it.
I believe they consider players to be "prospects" if they played the majority of a season, or finished the season, at one level of the minors. Francisco Liriano is listed in 2 leagues, the Eastern and International. It is the same guy. He was dominating in the Eastern League and was moved up to the IL. In September, he made his major league debut and did well. It is likely he'll not be in the minors much of next season, if at all.
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