2012 New York-Penn League Top 20 Prospects With Scouting Reports

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement made negotiations with drafted players a simpler process, causing many college draftees to sign earlier than in the past and get started on their pro careers in the short-season New York-Penn League. First-round picks like Hudson Valley third baseman Richie Shaffer, Lowell shortstop Deven Marrero and Mahoning Valley outfielder Tyler Naquin might not have signed until mid-August under the old system, but this year they logged enough time in the NY-P to qualify for this list.

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