Originally Posted by WouldLuv2FightU
a) an apparent probability of advancement, success, profit, etc.
b) a potential or likely candidate
Don't know what you mean by "actual" prospects but the guys you mentioned are definitely prospects, it's just that they didn't do good enough to break the top 20 this year.
Semantics works terribly here. And I pretty much defined what I meant by actual prospects in my post when I referenced Phil Davis and Todd Duffee.
To me all these guys are up and coming contenders, not prospects They've already proven themselves against some of the top fighters.
For example in boxing
Guillermo Rigondeaux = Prospect
Amir Khan = Up and Comer/Contender
Andrew McCutchen = Prospect
Evan Longoria/Hanley Ramirez = Up and Comer/Young Star