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11-06-2013, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
Baseball America does a "Top 15 25-and-Under" for each team. I think that's a better way to look at young talent rather than limiting it strictly to guys meeting a rigid definition of "prospect."

McDonagh
Stepan
Hagelin
Del Zotto
Moore
Kreider
Miller
McIlrath
Kristo
Fast
Skjei
Lindberg
Buchnevich
Nieves
Hrivik

I think that group would compare quite favorably to many other teams.
I like that approach. Basically you need to develop not just a core but a young core within the core while at the same time having a developing core in the works. The Rangers developing core right now is a little weak. Not having a 1st or a 2nd last year hurts a bit. IMO they should hold on to their top picks for at least the next couple years--it would help as well if they can comb the colleges, Europe and CHL for more guys like Allen. The Rangers track record is not bad in this regard--it's how we picked up Girardi, Zuccarello and Talbot.

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