Baseball America ‘Prospect Handbook’ Ranks Kansas City Royals’ Minor League Talent as Best in the Game Right Now

Durham, NC ( January 28, 2011

Baseball America 'Prospect Handbook' Ranks Kansas City Royals' Minor League Talent as Best in the Game Right Now

Baseball America 'Prospect Handbook' Ranks Kansas City Royals' Minor League Talent as Best in the Game Right Now

Baseball America, one of the nation’s leading baseball media companies, is pleased to announce the release of the 10th Anniversary edition of the Prospect Handbook.

The 2011 Baseball America Prospect Handbook gives you 900 scouting reports—ranking the top 30 players from each organization—with career statistics and complete breakdowns of their strengths and weaknesses. Whether you work in baseball, want to dominate your fantasy league competition or just need to find hope in your team’s future, the Prospect Handbook is an essential component of every baseball bookshelf.

“The Prospect Handbook brings together everything we do at Baseball America,” Baseball America editor Will Lingo said. “I’ve been proud to work on every edition of the book, along with Jim Callis and John Manuel, and we’re happy that the book is not only better than ever but also is available to fans sooner.”

In the Prospect Handbook, Baseball America also ranks each organization based on the quality of its minor league talent, and gives you the following information for every organization:
Minor League Depth Chart
Top Prospects of the Decade
Top Draft Picks of the Decade
Best Tools
Projected 2014 Lineup
Amateur Draft Analysis (2006-2010)

The 2011 Baseball America Prospect Handbook ranks the Kansas City Royals’ minor league talent as best in the game right now. Also, the book contributes more insights to the discussion regarding the choice of Bryce Harper or Mike Trout as No. 1 prospect in the game heading into the 2011 season, with the editors showing a split decision at the top of their rankings.

Baseball America gathers its information from the experts in the industry–scouting directors, farm directors, scouts, managers and instructors–and the rankings reflect a player’s long-range potential.

Buy the Prospect Handbook directly from Baseball America by going to or calling 1-800-845-2726 (9 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern). When you order directly from BA, you’ll get a bonus supplement that includes an extra prospect for all 30 teams.

Baseball America is a full-service media company with in-depth coverage of every level of baseball, from high school and college to the minors all the way to the major leagues. Baseball America magazine is published 26 times a year and is also available as a Digital Edition. features BA’s signature content updated daily. Baseball America also publishes several annual reference books in addition to the Prospect Handbook. To get connected to Baseball America’s social media outlets, visit

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