2012 Top 100 Prospects
- 1 –Last: 1
- 2Last: 15TB LHPNotes:
'He makes it look so easy, and he's so good he'll make David Price a No. 2 starter.'
- 3Last: 2LAA OFNotes:
'His signing scout, Greg Mohrhardt, has since been promoted to Angels crosschecker.'
- 4TEX RHPNotes:
'It's hard to moderate expectations for proven Japanese ace, but he should definitely surpass the Dice-K bar.'
- 5 –Last: 5ATL RHPNotes:
'There's absolutely no link between his last name and Darvish's Iranian heritage.'
- 6Last: 3SEA CNotes:
'He should face less pressure replacing Miguel Olivo rather than Jorge Posada.'
- 7Last: 74TEX SSNotes:
'He should beat out golf, cheesy theme parks as Myrtle Beach's top 2012 attraction.'
- 8Last: 13STL RHPNotes:
'He's looking to become the first big leaguer named Shelby, and it should happen soon.'
- 9ARI RHPNotes:
'The unique ones are the hardest to project, and no one's as unique as Bauer.'
- 10BAL RHPNotes:
'First goal: Beat big brother Bobby to Baltimore. Next: Make the Orioles relevant. '
- 11Last: 14BAL SSNotes:
'Power-hitting shortstop can restore honor to the phrase "Manny being Manny."'
- 12PIT RHPNotes:
'UCLA's second-best pitcher in 2011 still was good enough to go No. 1 in the draft.'
- 13Last: 82ARI LHPNotes:
'He didn't get the 200-strikeout memo in 2011 and thought his 198 would be enough.'
- 14OAK OFNotes:
'Athletics hope he works out better than their last blockbuster Cuban, Ariel Prieto.'
- 15Last: 11PIT RHPNotes:
'Ready to throw Pitch 76 as a pro for the first time as Pirates should remove the bubble wrap in 2012.'
- 16Last: 64CIN CNotes:
'The Punxsutawney, Pa., native expects to deliver at least six more years of slugging in Cincinnati.'
- 17Last: 36TOR CNotes:
'Brother Chase beat him to the big leagues, but Travis' ceiling is higher.'
- 18Last: 60MIN 3B/SSNotes:
'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.'
- 19WAS 3BNotes:
'Even with one good shoulder, he was the top hitter in last year's draft.'
- 20SEA RHPNotes:
'Legitimate comparisons to Dwight Gooden (the good, pitching part)? Sign us up.'
- 21SEA LHPNotes:
'He's apples to Walker's oranges as a polished college lefty, but he offers plenty of upside himself. '
- 22Last: 21DET RHPNotes:
'Already a graduate of the Rick Porcello school of accelerated Tigers timetables.'
- 23Last: 19KC LHPNotes:
'Bauer's former prep teammate has to beat Bauer to the big leagues, doesn't he?'
- 24KC OFNotes:
'Won't even have to reach his ceiling to be baseball's best-ever Bubba (sorry, Bubba Smith).'
- 25ARI RHPNotes:
'Which Oklahoma prep product will get to the majors Sooner, Bradley or Bundy?'