Welcome to the second edition of my rankings of the top MLB players under the age of 25. This year's list runs to 25 players, with my comments on each player broken down into two sections -- one on the player's current value and one on his projection for the future. I've also included a line with a few players who didn't quite make the cut, listed in alphabetical order. (For last year's list, click here.)
To be clear: This is a ranking of how I would order these players if I were starting a franchise and would have them for the next several years, not just 2013.
In order to be eligible for this list, a player must be 24 years or younger as of today (i.e. been born on or after January 11, 1988), and must have already exhausted his rookie of the year eligibility. So players like Jurickson Profar and Dylan Bundy don't qualify -- they'll appear on my top 100 prospects rankings in early February -- while players like Mike Minor and Mat Latos just barely missed the age cutoff.
Now, on to the rankings.