2012 Top 100 Prospects, Version 1

2012 Top 100 Prospects, Version 1

The following is version #1 of our Top 100 prospects for 2012. Last week, we posted our updated Top 100 list on minorleagueball to get some feedback re: our rankings going into the offseason, and after receiving some feedback, it convinced me the rankings are close enough to publish a first version of the 2012 list.

The rankings are still estimates, and during the off-season, we will go much deeper ranking the top prospects position-by-position. After we finish the positional rankings, we will publish an updated Top 100 where the prospects will be ranked differently. However, before starting positional rankings, I thought it would be fun to publish an initial Top 100 showing how we value the players heading into the off-season.

1. Bryce Harper—OF, Nationals
2. Matt Moore—P, Rays (+1)
3. Mike Trout—OF, Angels
4. Julio Teheran—P, Braves
5. Shelby Miller—P, Cardinals
6. Gerrit Cole—P, Pirates
7. Jurickson Profar—SS, Rangers
8. Anthony Rendon—3B, Nationals
9. Jesus Montero—C, Yankees
10. Tyler Skaggs—P, Diamondbacks
11. Manny Machado—SS, Orioles
12. Devin Mesoraco—C, Reds
13. Trevor Bauer—P, Diamondbacks (+5)
14. Danny Hultzen—P, Mariners
15. Dylan Bundy—P, Orioles (-3)
16. Jameson Taillon—P, Pirates
17. Jacob Turner—P, Tigers
18. Drew Pomeranz—P, Rockies
19. Miguel Sano—3B, Twins
20. Yonder Alonso—1B/OF, Reds
21. Robbie Erlin—P, Padres (-5)
22. Martin Perez—P, Rangers
23. Manny Banuelos—P, Yankees
24. Travis D’Arnaud—C, Blue Jays (+4)
25. Bubba Starling—OF, Royals (-8)
26. Carlos Martinez—P, Cardinals
27. Randall Delgado—P, Braves
28. Taijuan Walker—P, Mariners
29. Brett Jackson—OF, Cubs (-4)
30. Jarrod Parker—P, Diamondbacks
31. Arodys Vizcaino—P, Braves
32. Jake Odorizzi—P, Royals
33. Leonys Martin—OF, Rangers
34. Gary Brown—OF, Giants
35. Zach Wheeler—P, Mets
36. Nolan Arenado—3B, Rockies
37. Hak-Ju Lee—SS, Rays
38. Matt Harvey—P, Mets
39. Archie Bradley—P, Diamondbacks
40. Jonathan Singleton—1B, Astros
41. Dellin Betances—P, Yankees
42. Wil Myers—OF, Royals (-8)
43. Billy Hamilton—2B/SS, Reds
44. George Springer—OF, Astros
45. Zach Cox—3B, Cardinals
46. Brad Peacock—P, Nationals
47. Yasmani Grandal—C, Reds
48. Joe Wieland—P, Padres (+4)
49. Zach Lee—P, Dodgers (-12)
50. Michael Choice—OF, Athletics
51. Nick Franklin—SS, Mariners (+5)
52. Sonny Gray—P, Athletics
53. Taylor Jungmann—P, Brewers
54. Jean Segura—2B, Angels
55. Jarred Cosart—P, Astros (-5)
56. Casey Kelly—P, Padres (-5)
57. AJ Cole—P, Nationals
58. Christian Yelich—OF, Marlins
59. Francisco Lindor—SS, Indians
60. Liam Hendriks—P, Twins
61. Jake Marisnick—OF, Blue Jays
62. Mike Montgomery—P, Royals
63. Oswaldo Arcia—OF, Twins
64. Deck McGuire—P, Blue Jays (-14)
65. Drew Hutchison—P, Blue Jays
66. Nathan Eovaldi—P, Dodgers
67. Garrett Richards—P, Angels
68. Nick Castellanos—3B, Tigers
69. Trevor May—P, Phillies
70. Oscar Taveras—OF, Cardinals (+5)
71. Alexander Colome—P, Rays
72. Joshua Bell—OF, Pirates (+14)
73. Matt Barnes—P, Red Sox
74. Gary Sanchez—C, Yankees (+4)
75. Anthony Rizzo—1B, Padres
76. Jedd Gyorko—3B, Padres
77. Wilin Rosario—C, Rockies (-7)
78. James Paxton—P, Mariners (-7)
79. Aaron Hicks—OF, Twins
80. Keyvious Sampson—P, Padres
81. Anthony Gose—OF, Blue Jays (+8)
82. Will Middlebrooks—3B, Red Sox
83. Nestor Molina—P, Blue Jays
84. Bryce Brentz—OF, Red Sox
85. Alexander Torres—P, Rays
86. Chris Archer—P, Rays
87. Alex White—P, Rockies
88. Allen Webster—P, Dodgers
89. Rymer Liriano—OF, Padres (new)
90. Starling Marte—OF, Pirates
91. James Darnell—3B, Padres (-14)
92. Jeurys Familia—P, Mets
93. Chad Bettis—P, Rockies
94. Jonathan Schoop—2B, Orioles
95. Kolten Wong—2B, Cardinals
96. Tyrell Jenkins—P, Cardinals
97. Matt Dominguez—3B, Marlins (-7)
98. Jed Bradley—P, Brewers
99. Javier Baez—SS, Cubs
100. Cheslor Cuthbert—3B, Royals

Also considered: Corey Spangenberg—2B, Padres, Eddie Rosario—OF, Twins, Mason Williams—OF, Yankees, Noah Snydergaard—P, Blue Jays, Justin Nicolino—P, Blue Jays, Tim Wheeler—OF, Rockies, Cody Buckel—P, Rangers, Matt Szczur—OF, Cubs, Wily Peralta—P, Brewers, Tyler Thornburg—P, Brewers