League Top 20 Prospects

2012 Texas League Top 20 Prospects

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1. Jurickson Profar, ss, Frisco (Rangers)
2. Oscar Taveras, of, Springfield (Cardinals)
3. Wil Myers, of, Northwest Arkansas (Royals)
4. Mike Olt, 3b, Frisco (Rangers)
5. Jonathan Singleton, 1b/of, Corpus Christi (Astros)
6. Carlos Martinez, rhp, Springfield (Cardinals)
7. Dan Straily, rhp, Midland (Athletics)
8. Nolan Arenado, 3b, Tulsa (Rockies)
9. Trevor Rosenthal, rhp, Springfield (Cardinals)
10. Rymer Liriano, of, San Antonio (Padres)
11. Jedd Gyorko, 3b/2b, San Antonio (Padres)
12. Jean Segura, ss, Arkansas (Angels)
13. Josh Rutledge, ss/2b, Tulsa (Rockies)
14. Cody Buckel, rhp, Frisco (Rangers)
15. Johnny Hellweg, rhp, Arkansas (Angels)
16. Kolten Wong, 2b, Springfield (Cardinals)
17. Sonny Gray, rhp, Midland (Athletics)
18. Edwar Cabrera, lhp, Tulsa (Rockies)
19. Jarred Cosart, rhp, Corpus Christi (Astros)
20. Keyvius Sampson, rhp, San Antonio (Padres)
It would be hard to imagine a better year of talent in the Texas League.
With eight teams, the Double-A circuit sometimes gets premium prospects or offers decent depth, but rarely both.

This season there was clearly talent at the top, starting with the three best position prospects in the minors: shortstop Jurickson Profar (Frisco) and outfielders Oscar Taveras (Springfield) and Wil Myers (Northwest Arkansas).
Frisco, with Profar and Mike Olt on the left side of its infield, and Springfield, led by Taveras and righthanders Carlos Martinez and Trevor Rosenthal, were the TL's most talented squads. So it was fitting that they met in the finals, with the Cardinals winning the first title in franchise history in four games.

Even though the Brewers don't have a Texas League affiliate, they did feature two of the league's Top 20 Prospects. Jean Segura and Johnny Hellweg impressed scouts while playing for the Angels' Arkansas affiliate but both were traded to Milwaukee in the July Zack Greinke trade.