League Top 20 Prospects

2012 South Atlantic League Top 20 Prospects

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1. Jose Fernandez, rhp, Greensboro (Marlins)
2. Trevor Story, ss/3b, Asheville (Rockies)
3. Gregory Polanco, of, West Virginia (Pirates)
4. Tyler Austin, of, Charleston (Yankees)
5. Gary Sanchez, c, Charleston (Yankees)
6. Alen Hanson, ss, West Virgjnia (Pirates)
7. Kyle Crick, rhp, Augusta (Giants)
8. Brian Goodwin, of, Hagerstown (Nationals)
9. Mason Williams, of, Charleston (Yankees)
10. Alex Meyer, rhp, Hagerstown (Nationals)
11. Michael Foltynewicz, rhp, Lexington (Astros)
12. Delino DeShields Jr., 2b, Lexington (Astros)
13. Michael Fulmer, rhp, Savannah (Mets)
14. Adam Conley, lhp, Greensboro (Marlins)
15. Garin Cecchini, 3b, Greenville (Red Sox)
16. Maikel Franco, 3b, Lakewood (Phillies)
17. Blake Swihart, c, Greenville (Red Sox)
18. Domingo Tapia, rhp, Savannah (Mets)
19. Matt Skole, 3b, Hagerstown (Nationals)
20. Rougned Odor, 2b/ss, Hickory (Rangers)
ASHEVILLE, N.C.—The Dylan Bundy Tour began on Opening Day in the low Class A South Atlantic League and never hit a speed bump or pothole. In 30 innings with Delmarva, he allowed five hits, two walks and two unearned runs while striking out 40.

Bundy was the biggest story in the league this season but didn't stay long enough to qualify for this Top 20, paving the way for fellow 2011 high school first-rounder Jose Fernandez to claim the No. 1 spot. Fernandez also ranked atop our high Class A Florida State League list, as did Bundy in the high Class A Carolina League. The SAL had a nice balance of hitters and pitchers, though seven of the next eight prospects after Fernandez were position players.

"There was a lot of talent in the league, the most I can remember in a long time," veteran Rome manager Randy Ingle said. "A lot of guys who played in the league are going to be in the big leagues."