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2012 Top 100 Prospects

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  1. 1
    Last: 1
    547180
    Notes:

    'He should get to the majors as a teenager; settle in and enjoy it.'

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  2. 2
    Last: 15
    519043
    Notes:

    'He makes it look so easy, and he's so good he'll make David Price a No. 2 starter.'

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  3. 3
    Last: 2
    545361
    Notes:

    'His signing scout, Greg Mohrhardt, has since been promoted to Angels crosschecker.'

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  4. 4
    506433

    Yu Darvish

    TEX RHP
    Notes:

    'It's hard to moderate expectations for proven Japanese ace, but he should definitely surpass the Dice-K bar.'

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  5. 5
    Last: 5
    Notes:

    'There's absolutely no link between his last name and Darvish's Iranian heritage.'

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  6. 6
    Last: 3
    524968
    Notes:

    'He should face less pressure replacing Miguel Olivo rather than Jorge Posada.'

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  7. 7
    Last: 74
    595777
    Notes:

    'He should beat out golf, cheesy theme parks as Myrtle Beach's top 2012 attraction.'

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  8. 8
    Last: 13
    571946
    Notes:

    'He's looking to become the first big leaguer named Shelby, and it should happen soon.'

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  9. 9
    545333
    Notes:

    'The unique ones are the hardest to project, and no one's as unique as Bauer.'

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  10. 10
    605164
    Notes:

    'First goal: Beat big brother Bobby to Baltimore. Next: Make the Orioles relevant. '

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  11. 11
    Last: 14
    Notes:

    'Power-hitting shortstop can restore honor to the phrase "Manny being Manny."'

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  12. 12
    543037
    Notes:

    'UCLA's second-best pitcher in 2011 still was good enough to go No. 1 in the draft.'

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  13. 13
    Last: 82
    572140
    Notes:

    'He didn't get the 200-strikeout memo in 2011 and thought his 198 would be enough.'

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  14. 14
    Notes:

    'Athletics hope he works out better than their last blockbuster Cuban, Ariel Prieto.'

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  15. 15
    Last: 11
    592791
    Notes:

    'Ready to throw Pitch 76 as a pro for the first time as Pirates should remove the bubble wrap in 2012.'

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  16. 16
    Last: 64
    519023
    Notes:

    'The Punxsutawney, Pa., native expects to deliver at least six more years of slugging in Cincinnati.'

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  17. 17
    Last: 36
    518595
    Notes:

    'Brother Chase beat him to the big leagues, but Travis' ceiling is higher.'

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  18. 18
    Last: 60
    593934

    Miguel Sano

    MIN 3B/SS
    Notes:

    'You could see more errors than home runs in his first full season, but over time homers will go up and errors will come down.'

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  19. 19
    543685
    Notes:

    'Even with one good shoulder, he was the top hitter in last year's draft.'

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  20. 20
    592836
    Notes:

    'Legitimate comparisons to Dwight Gooden (the good, pitching part)? Sign us up.'

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  21. 21
    543343
    Notes:

    'He's apples to Walker's oranges as a polished college lefty, but he offers plenty of upside himself. '

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  22. 22
    Last: 21
    545363
    Notes:

    'Already a graduate of the Rick Porcello school of accelerated Tigers timetables.'

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  23. 23
    Last: 19
    543557
    Notes:

    'Bauer's former prep teammate has to beat Bauer to the big leagues, doesn't he?'

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  24. 24
    605490
    Notes:

    'Won't even have to reach his ceiling to be baseball's best-ever Bubba (sorry, Bubba Smith).'

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  25. 25
    605151
    Notes:

    'Which Oklahoma prep product will get to the majors Sooner, Bradley or Bundy?'

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