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Visual Depth Charts

This is a visual depth chart of where the talent is in baseball. I got the idea from Baseball Prospectus' Visual Depth Chart for major leaguers as seen here. I just used my own system, which is based on future projection and not necessarily this year, as BP's is. A team can be in the red at the MLB level and still have a good player at the position, it just means they are aging and shouldn't be relied on long term. You can then look at where the help is at the minor league level, if any.
I find this to be extremely valuable in seeing a teams strengths and weaknesses quickly.

I've been working on a system to value players. I've calculated how much value a player has based on their age of their MLB debut and position. The data is here. It shows that the earlier you make it to the majors, the more valuable you are. This is based on historical WAR. 
Using that idea as the basis, I decided to take it a step further. How much is a player worth after those first six seas…

Top 300 Pro Prospects

Top 300NamePOSTeam1Xander BogaertsSSRed Sox2Byron BuxtonCFTwins3Oscar TaverasRFCardinals4Archie BradleyPDiamondbacks5Javier Baez3BCubs6Carlos CorreaSSAstros7Kris Bryant3BCubs8Miguel Sano3BTwins9Addison RussellSSAthletics10Lucas GiolitoPNationals11Francisco LindorSSIndians12Albert AlmoraCFCubs13Jonathan GrayPRockies14Robert StephensonPReds15Taijuan WalkerPMariners16Dylan BundyPOrioles17Kevin GausmanPOrioles18Gregory PolancoCFPirates19Clint FrazierRFIndians20Travis d'ArnaudCMets21Max FriedPPadres22Carlos MartinezPCardinals23Yordano VenturaPRoyals24Nick Castellanos3BTigers25Eddie ButlerPRockies26Noah SyndergaardPMets27Austin HedgesCPadres28Marcus StromanPBlue Jays29A.J.