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Santana and a bold new top 10, etc..

Organized according to related topics:

A) Santana as top 5 talent: Here's the case: the same age as DDJ (8/92), playing a level above him, and after today's two bombs, now has an OPS above .800. At what point do we start to think of him as a legit top 5 prospect? His K rate keeps dropping, as he keeps moving up levels. He has a monster frame for a guy who's 19. Already showing great power. His K/BB ratio is not far off of Springer's, who is THREE YEARS OLDER!!! Is there any reasonable way that we should still be rating DDS, or Villar, or Springer, above Santana as a prospect? Yes, he's raw. No, he won't make it to the majors before Springer, but how does his impressive May change the way we think about him. Which leads me to:

B) A renewed top 10, based on results seen so far:

1) Singleton - been everything we've expected;

2) Cosart: the stuff is too good to ignore;

3) Santana;

4) Springer: OPS near 1.000, clearly turned on the power spigot, but not enough walks and too many Ks to think he'll be ready by spring 2014.

5) Folty: gotten very nasty and still young for his repeat year;

6) Villar - tools still there, average creepy up. Still a LONG way from being in the majors;

7) DDS: on pace to steal 80 bases; learning how to walk; still think with that frame and swing he can steal 50 and hit 15 HRs in the majors

8) Tropeano; added velocity, devastating changeup; good control. Want to see him challenged soon.

9) Clemens;

10) Keuchel: tell me why Obie should be ahead of him, even if his ceiling is low.

C) Guys whose seasons have been too good to exclude from mention: Duffy, Mier, Doran, L Cruz, Chowning, Streihan

D) Springer call-up: would like to see it happen in the next six weeks, as much as I love him posting a .300 30/30 year, with a 1.000 OPS. He's going to be 23 in a few months. Let's hope Luhnow challenges one of our top 5 prospects by putting him one level higher.

I know I've missed some points, but would love to hear comments on Santana from the real experts.

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