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Top Five Instructs Winners

Kelvin De Leon finished 2010 on a high note

In what has evolved into a less publicized rite of passage on the farm, each year certain prospects make a charge up the rankings with a good showing at Instructs. Some, like D.J. Mitchell did two years ago and Graham Stoneburner did a year ago, make incredibly quick adjustments and propel their game to another level or others get their first taste of professional baseball.

Note: These rankings are about how much a player has improved his prospect standing in the organization based on the strength on their Instructional League showing and not about what they've done in 2010 as a whole. 1. Kelvin De Leon, OF: His stock had been slipping a bit after hitting just .236 with 80 strikeouts in 69 games for the Staten Island Yankees this past season, but his approach at...

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