2012 Overall Top 10 Prospects List

There’s never a time when a Top 10 Prospect list isn’t changing. As soon as we send the Prospect Handbook to the printers, teams will start making trades that force up to tear up those rankings. Just two weeks ago, Yu Darvish’s signing with the Rangers came on the day we sent the magazine containing Texas’ Top 10 to the printers. A day later and Jurickson Profar would have been No. 1. Instead, Darvish ascended to the head of the Rangers’ class.

But as we’ve wrapped up our final Top 10 Prospects list of the offseason, we felt it was the perfect time to bring up to date all of our Top 10s. So here’s how they would stand on the final day of January, 2012. For historical purposes, the Handbook and the Top 10s on the date they were posted are the “official” Top 10s. The 2012 Top 10 Prospects page will continue to serve as the link to the Top 10s as we posted them, but these are as up-to-date as we could make them.

Surely by the middle of February, a trade or two will have shuffled players around again—the list is always changing.

Arizona Diamondbacks Atlanta Braves Baltimore Orioles
Rk. Player Rk. Player Rk. Player
1 Trevor Bauer, rhp 1 Julio Teheran, rhp 1 Dylan Bundy, rhp
2 Archie Bradley, rhp 2 Arodys Vizcaino, rhp 2 Manny Machado, ss
3 Tyler Skaggs, lhp 3 Randall Delgado, rhp 3 Jon Schoop, inf
4 Matt Davidson, 3b 4 Andrelton Simmons, ss 4 Parker Bridwell, rhp
5 A.J. Pollock, of 5 Sean Gilmartin, lhp 5 Wei-Yin Chen, lhp
6 David Holmberg, lhp 6 Edward Salcedo, 3b/ss 6 L.J. Hoes, of/2b
7 Chris Owings, ss 7 Tyler Pastornicky, ss 7 Nicky Delmonico, 3b/1b
8 Wade Miley, lhp 8 Zeke Spruill, rhp 8 Tsuyoshi Wada, lhp

9 Pat Corbin, lhp 9 Christian Bethancourt, c 9 Ryan Flaherty, inf/of
10 Bobby Borchering, 1b/3b 10 Brandon Drury, 3b 10 Jason Esposito, 3b
Boston Red Sox Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox
Rk. Player Rk. Player Rk. Player
1 Will Middlebrooks, 3b 1 Brett Jackson, of 1 Addison Reed, rhp
2 Xander Bogaerts, ss 2 Javier Baez, ss 2 Nestor Molina, rhp
3 Blake Swihart, c 3 Anthony Rizzo, 1b 3 Simon Castro, rhp
4 Anthony Ranaudo, rhp 4 Matt Szczur, of 4 Trayce Thompson, of
5 Bryce Brentz, of 5 Trey McNutt, rhp 5 Jake Petricka, rhp
6 Brandon Jacobs, of 6 Dillon Maples, rhp 6 Keenyn Walker, of
7 Garin Cecchini, 3b 7 Welington Castillo, c 7 Jhan Marinez, rhp
8 Matt Barnes, rhp 8 Rafael Dolis, rhp 8 Tyler Saladino, ss
9 Ryan Lavarnway, c 9 Junior Lake, ss 9 Juan Silverio, 3b
10 Jackie Bradley, of 10 Josh Vitters, 1b/3b 10 Ozzie Martinez, ss
Cincinnati Reds Cleveland Indians Colorado Rockies
Rk. Player Rk. Player Rk. Player
1 Devin Mesoraco, c 1 Francisco Lindor, ss 1 Drew Pomeranz, lhp
2 Billy Hamilton, ss 2 Dillon Howard, rhp 2 Nolan Arenado, 3b
3 Zack Cozart, ss 3 Nick Hagadone, lhp 3 Chad Bettis, rhp
4 Daniel Corcino, rhp 4 Chen Lee, rhp 4 Wilin Rosario, c
5 Robert Stephenson, rhp 5 Luigi Rodriguez, of 5 Tim Wheeler, of
6 Didi Gregorius, ss 6 Zach McAllister, rhp 6 Trevor Story, ss/3b
7 Todd Frazier, 3b/of 7 Tony Wolters, ss 7 Tyler Anderson, lhp
8 Neftali Soto, 1b 8 Austin Adams, rhp 8 Kent Matthes, of
9 J.C. Sulbaran, rhp 9 Scott Barnes, lhp 9 Kyle Parker, of
10 Ryan LaMarre, of 10 Elvis Araujo, lhp 10 Josh Rutledge, ss
Detroit Tigers Houston Astros Kansas City Royals
Rk. Player Rk. Player Rk. Player
1 Jacob Turner, rhp 1 Jonathan Singleton, 1b/of 1 Mike Montgomery, lhp
2 Nick Castellanos, 3b 2 Jarred Cosart, rhp 2 Bubba Starling, of
3 Drew Smyly, lhp 3 George Springer, of 3 Wil Myers, of
4 Casey Crosby, lhp 4 Jonathan Villar, ss 4 Jake Odorizzi, rhp
5 Andy Oliver, lhp 5 Paul Clemens, rhp 5 Cheslor Cuthbert, 3b
6 Brenny Paulino, rhp 6 Domingo Santana, of 6 John Lamb, lhp
7 Rob Brantly, c 7 Brett Oberholtzer, lhp 7 Kelvin Herrera, rhp
8 Alex Burgos, lhp 8 Delino DeShields, 2b 8 Jason Adam, rhp
9 James McCann, c 9 Mike Foltynewicz, rhp 9 Chris Dwyer, lhp
10 Avisail Garcia, of 10 Telvin Nash, 1b/of 10 Yordano Ventura, rhp
Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Dodgers Miami Marlins
Rk. Player Rk. Player Rk. Player
1 Mike Trout, of 1 Zach Lee, rhp 1 Christian Yelich, of
2 Jean Segura, ss 2 Allen Webster, rhp 2 Marcell Ozuna, of
3 Garrett Richards, rhp 3 Nate Eovaldi, rhp 3 Jose Fernandez, rhp
4 Johnny Hellweg, rhp 4 Alfredo Silverio, of 4 Matt Dominguez, 3b
5 C.J. Cron, 1b 5 Chris Reed, lhp 5 J.T. Realmuto, c
6 Kaleb Cowart, 3b 6 Garrett Gould, rhp 6 Chad James, lhp
7 Taylor Lindsey, 2b 7 Chris Withrow, rhp 7 Rob Rasmussen, lhp
8 Daniel Tillman, rhp 8 Josh Lindblom, rhp 8 Noah Perio, 2b
9 Ariel Pena, rhp 9 Joc Pederson, of 9 Scott Cousins, of
10 Nick Maronde, lhp 10 Tim Federowicz, c 10 Adam Conley, lhp
Milwaukee Brewers Minnesota Twins New York Mets
Rk. Player Rk. Player Rk. Player
1 Wily Peralta, rhp 1 Miguel Sano, 3b/ss 1 Zack Wheeler, rhp
2 Taylor Jungmann, rhp 2 Joe Benson, of 2 Matt Harvey, rhp
3 Jed Bradley, lhp 3 Eddie Rosario, 2b/of 3 Brandon Nimmo, of
4 Tyler Thornburg, rhp 4 Aaron Hicks, of 4 Jeurys Familia, rhp
5 Scooter Gennett, 2b 5 Oswaldo Arcia, of 5 Cesar Puello, of
6 Logan Schafer, of 6 Levi Michael, ss/2b 6 Jenrry Mejia, rhp
7 Cody Scarpetta, rhp 7 Liam Hendriks, rhp 7 Kirk Nieuwenhuis, of
8 Taylor Green, 3b/2b 8 Kyle Gibson, rhp 8 Michael Fulmer, rhp
9 Jorge Lopez, rhp 9 Chris Parmelee, of/1b 9 Reese Havens, 2b
10 Jimmy Nelson, rhp 10 Brian Dozier, ss/2b 10 Wilmer Flores, ss
New York Yankees Oakland Athletics Philadelphia Phillies
Rk. Player Rk. Player Rk. Player
1 Manny Banuelos, lhp 1 Jarrod Parker, rhp 1 Trevor May, rhp
2 Dellin Betances, rhp 2 Brad Peacock, rhp 2 Jesse Biddle, lhp
3 Gary Sanchez, c 3 Sonny Gray, rhp 3 Sebastian Valle, c
4 Mason Williams, of 4 A.J. Cole, rhp 4 Jon Pettibone, rhp
5 Jose Campos, rhp 5 Michael Choice, of 5 Phillippe Aumont, rhp
6 Dante Bichette, 3b 6 Grant Green, of 6 Freddy Galvis, ss
7 Ravel Santana, of 7 Derek Norris, c 7 Justin De Fratus, rhp
8 Austin Romine, c 8 Jermaine Mitchell, of 8 Brody Colvin, rhp
9 J.R. Murphy, c/3b 9 Michael Taylor, of 9 Jiwan James, of
10 Slade Heathcott, of 10 Tom Milone, lhp 10 Maikel Franco, 3b
Pittsburgh Pirates San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants
Rk. Player Rk. Player Rk. Player
1 Gerrit Cole, rhp 1 Yonder Alonso, 1b/of 1 Gary Brown, of
2 Jameson Taillon, rhp 2 Yasmani Grandal, c 2 Tommy Joseph, 1b/c
3 Josh Bell, of 3 Rymer Liriano, of 3 Heath Hembree, rhp
4 Starling Marte, of 4 Casey Kelly, rhp 4 Joe Panik, ss
5 Luis Heredia, rhp 5 Cory Spangenberg, 2b 5 Francisco Peguero, of
6 Kyle McPherson, rhp 6 Austin Hedges, c 6 Andrew Susac, c
7 Tony Sanchez, c 7 Jedd Gyorko, 3b 7 Eric Surkamp, lhp
8 Robbie Grossman, of 8 Joe Wieland, rhp 8 Kyle Crick, rhp
9 Stetson Allie, rhp 9 Robbie Erlin, lhp 9 Ehire Adrianza, ss
10 Jeff Locke, lhp 10 Joe Ross, rhp 10 Hector Sanchez, c
Seattle Mariners St. Louis Cardinals Tampa Bay Rays
Rk. Player Rk. Player Rk. Player
1 Jesus Montero, c 1 Shelby Miller, rhp 1 Matt Moore, lhp
2 Taijuan Walker, rhp 2 Carlos Martinez, rhp 2 Hak-Ju Lee, ss
3 Danny Hultzen, lhp 3 Oscar Taveras, of 3 Chris Archer, rhp
4 James Paxton, lhp 4 Zack Cox, 3b 4 Taylor Guerrieri, rhp
5 Nick Franklin, 2b/ss 5 Kolten Wong, 2b 5 Alex Colome, rhp
6 Francisco Martinez, 3b 6 Tyrell Jenkins, rhp 6 Alex Torres, lhp
7 Chance Ruffin, rhp 7 Lance Lynn, rhp 7 Tim Beckham, ss
8 Tom Wilhelmsen, rhp 8 Eduardo Sanchez, rhp 8 Enny Romero, lhp
9 Vinnie Catricala, 3b/1b 9 Matt Adams, 1b 9 Drew Vettleson, of
10 Phillips Castillo, of 10 Jordan Swagerty, rhp 10 Mikie Mahtook, of
Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays Washington Nationals
Rk. Player Rk. Player Rk. Player
1 Yu Darvish, rhp 1 Travis d’Arnaud, c 1 Bryce Harper, of
2 Jurickson Profar, ss 2 Anthony Gose, of 2 Anthony Rendon, 3b
3 Martin Perez, lhp 3 Jake Marisnick, of 3 Brian Goodwin, of
4 Mike Olt, 3b 4 Daniel Norris, lhp 4 Alex Meyer, rhp
5 Leonys Martin, of 5 Justin Nicolino, lhp 5 Matt Purke, lhp
6 Neil Ramirez, rhp 6 Aaron Sanchez, rhp 6 Sammy Solis, lhp
7 Cody Buckel, rhp 7 Noah Syndergaard, rhp 7 Steve Lombardozzi, 2b/ss
8 Jorge Alfaro, c 8 Deck McGuire, rhp 8 Destin Hood, of
9 Christian Villanueva, 3b 9 Drew Hutchison, rhp 9 Chris Marrero, 1b
10 Rougned Odor, 2b 10 Asher Wojciechowski, rhp 10 Michael Taylor, of

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