As prospect forecasters, the search is neverending for those diamonds in the rough. Players like Mike Piazza and Albert Pujols, who weren't early round draft picks (64th and 13th, respectively). Or young free-agents who blossom after years of mediocrity. This season has seen the emergence of more phenoms virtually out of nowhere, from the Reds' Tony Cingrani to the Pirates' Alen Hanson. Neither would have made many top 100 lists prior to the season, or even sniffed a Top 10 organizational ranking. Nevertheless, they'll be in high demand when 2013 rolls around. The moral of the story? Trust your instincts; not every highly touted player becomes a star, while even the best players can slip through the cracks.
Let's look at who else is just beyond the horizon in this week's Minor League Barometer.
Matt Harvey, P, NYM –
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