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2014 IBI Midseason Top 30 Prospects, part one

Welcome to IBI's midseason top 30 prospect rankings. Now that we are at the All-Star break and more than half of the way through the minor league season, I have re-ranked the top prospects in Cleveland's system, including the risers, the fallers, those who stayed steady, and the newly drafted.

Before we get to the rankings, I want to note what I look for in a prospect. Given the way all prospects turn out to be lottery tickets -- even the can't miss ones -- I value proximity to the majors and how little of a prospect's value is tied to their projection. For example, Dorssys Paulino -- a personal favorite -- was highly rated until very recently; but after a year and a half of offensive struggles...

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