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Mid-Season Top 5 Prospect Rankings For All 30 Major League Teams

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413

As we are now halfway into the season and the signing deadline for 2012 draft picks has passed, here is my revised list of top 5 prospects in each of the 30 Major League Baseball organizations.

Remember, a prospect must have fewer than 130 ABs or 50 IP in the Major Leagues to qualify.

NOTE: Stats are current through the day the individual list was originially published, which began July 17th for the Diamondbacks and continued in ABC order through August 4th concluding with the Nationals.

AZ Diamondbacks

1) Trevor Bauer
Highest Level: MLB Arizona Diamondbacks
2012 Stats:
MLB: 1-1, 5.40ERA, 13.1IP, 8BB, 13K, .255BAA
MILB: 11-1, 2.23ERA, 93IP, 48BB, 116K

2) Tyler Skaggs
Highest Level: AAA Reno Aces
2012 Stats:
MILB: 7-4, 2.80ERA, 86.2IP, 24BB, 83K, .248BAA

3) Archie Bradley
Highest Level: Low-A South Bend Silver Hawks
2012 Stats:
MILB: 8-5, 3.30ERA, 87.2IP, 58BB, 85K, .164BAA

4) Matt Davidson
Highest Level: AA Mobile BayBears
2012 Stats:
MILB: .261, 20(2B), 2(3B), 18HR, 51RBI

5) Adam Eaton
Highest Level: AAA Reno Aces:
MILB: .381, 34(2B), 4(3B), 5HR, 34RBI, 33SB

ATL Braves

1) Andrelton Simmons
Highest Level: MLB Atlanta Braves
2012 Stats:
MLB: .296, 7(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 15RBI
MILB: .292, 9(2B), 2(3B), 3HR, 21RBI, 10SB

2) Julio Teheran
Highest Level: MLB Atlanta Braves
2012 Stats:
MLB: 0-0, 8.31ERA, 4.1IP, 1BB, 5K, .235BAA
MILB: 6-5, 4.96ERA, 81.2IP, 30BB, 58K, .283BAA

3) Luis Merejo
Highest Level: Rookie League GCL Braves
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-2, 3.45ERA, 28.2IP, 3BB, 35K, .234BAA

4) Sean Gilmartin
Highest Level: AA Mississippi Braves
2012 Stats:
MILB: 5-7, 3.47ERA, 109IP, 25BB, 81K, .244BAA

5) Christian Bethancourt
Highest Level: AA Mississippi Braves
2012 Stats:
MILB: .241, 3(2B), 1(3B), 0HR, 17RBI

BAL Orioles

1) Dylan Bundy
Highest Level: High-A Frederick Keys
2012 Stats:
MILB: 5-3, 1.73ERA, 67.2IP, 14BB, 82K, .162BAA

2) Manny Machado
Highest Level: AA Bowie Baysox
2012 Stats: .259, 22(2B), 3(3B), 8HR, 50RBI, 12SB

3) Kevin Gausman
Highest Level: 2012 Draft Pick – Has Not Played

4) Jonathan Schoop
Highest Level: AA Bowie Baysox
2012 Stats: .252, 15(2B), 1(3B), 11HR, 37RBI

5) L.J. Hoes
Highest Level: AAA Norfolk Tides
2012 Stats: .291, 19(2B), 6(3B), 4HR, 34RBI, 17SB

BOS Red Sox

1) Xander Bogaerts
Highest Level: High-A Salem Red Sox
2012 Stats:
MILB: .286, 17(2B), 2(3B), 12HR, 48RBI

2) Matt Barnes
Highest Level: High-A Salem Red Sox
2012 Stats:
MILB: 7-3, 2.41ERA, 86IP, 19BB, 105K, .211BAA

3) Jackie Bradley
Highest Level: AA Portland Seadogs
2012 Stats:
MILB: .349, 35(2B), 4(3B), 3HR, 45RBI, 19SB

4) Deven Marrero
Highest Level: Short-A Lowell Spinners
2012 Stats:
MILB: .266, 6(2B), 1HR, 5RBI, 8SB

5) Blake Swihart
Highest Level: Low-A Greenville Drive
2012 Stats:
MILB: .265, 11(2B), 3(3B), 4HR, 35RBI

CHI Cubs

1) Jorge Soler
Highest Level: Rookie League AZL Cubs
2012 Stats:
MILB: .262, 2(2B), 2HR, 9RBI, 6SB

2) Javier Baez
Highest Level: Low-A Peoria Chiefs
2012 Stats:
MILB: .333, 6(2B), 4(3B), 8HR, 21RBI, 16SB

3) Albert Almora
Highest Level: 2012 Draft Pick – Has Not Played

4) Jeimer Candelario
Highest Level: Short-A Boise Hawks
2012 Stats:
MILB: .294, 4(2B), 5HR, 22RBI

5) Josh Vitters
Highest Level: AAA Iowa Cubs
2012 Stats:
MILB: .297, 28(2B), 1(3B), 13HR, 52RBI

CHI White Sox

1) Courtney Hawkins
Highest Level: Rookie League Bristol White Sox
2012 Stats:
MILB: .280, 6(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 12RBI

2) Jared Mitchell
Highest Level: AA Birmingham Barons
2012 Stats:
MILB: .241, 13(2B), 11(3B), 10HR, 53RBI, 20SB

3) Keon Barnum
Highest Level: Rookie League Bristol White Sox
2012 Stats:
MILB: .421, 3HR, 7RBI

4) Carlos Sanchez
Highest Level: High-A Winston Salem Dash
2012 Stats:
MILB: .312, 14(2B), 5(3B), 1HR, 42RBI, 18SB

5) Keenyn Walker
Highest Level: High-A Winston Salem Dash
2012 Stats:
MILB: .280, 15(2B), 5(3B), 1HR, 39RBI, 39SB

CIN Reds

1) Billy Hamilton – SS
Highest Level: AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
2012 Stats:
MILB: .318, 19(2B), 10(3B), 2HR, 33RBI, 112SB

2) Tony Cingrani – P
Highest Level: AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
2012 Stats:
MILB: 10-2, 1.19ERA, 105.2IP, 30BB, 123K, .186BAA

3) Daniel Corcino – P
Highest Level: AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
2012 Stats:
MILB: 7-5, 3.25ERA, 105.1IP, 47BB, 98K, .223BAA

4) Robert Stephenson – P
Highest Level: Rookie League Billings Mustangs
2012 Stats:
MILB: 1-0, 2.10ERA, 25.2IP, 8BB, 33K, .200BAA

5) Nick Travieso – P
Highest Level: Rookie League AZL Reds
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-1, 6.00ERA, 6IP, 0BB, 5K, .182BAA

CLE Indians

1) Francisco Lindor – SS
Highest Level: Low-A Lake County Captains
2012 Stats:
MILB: .267, 20(2B), 3(3B), 5HR, 31RBI, 19SB

2) Tyler Naquin – OF
Highest Level: Short-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers
2012 Stats:
MILB: .286, 4(2B), 2(3B), 0HR, 10RBI

3) Jesus Aguilar – 1B
Highest Level: High-A Carolina Mudcats
2012 Stats:
MILB: .292, 22(2B), 2(3B), 11HR, 47RBI

4) Dillon Howard – P
Highest Level: Rookie League AZL Indians
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-3, 6.75ERA, 17.1IP, 10BB, 14K, .292BAA

5) Ronny Rodriguez – SS
Highest Level: High-A Carolina Mudcats
2012 Stats:
MILB: .268, 15(2B), 3(3B), 12HR, 48RBI

COL Rockies

1) Nolan Arenado – 3B
Highest Level: AA Tulsa Drillers
2012 Stats:
MILB: .261, 18(2B), 1(3B), 7HR, 39RBI

2) Trevor Story – SS
Highest Level: Low-A Asheville Tourists
2012 Stats:
MILB: .265, 27(2B), 5(3B), 13HR, 47RBI, 9SB

3) David Dahl – OF
Highest Level: Rookie League Grand Junction Rockies
2012 Stats:
MILB: .330, 8(2B), 3(3B), 2HR, 18RBI

4) Tyler Anderson – P
Highest Level: Low-A Asheville Tourists
2012 Stats:
MILB: 8-2, 2.64ERA, 78.1IP, 19BB, 44K, .238BAA

5) Edwar Cabrera – P
Highest Level: MLB Colorado Rockies
2012 Stats:
MLB: 0-1, 19.29ERA, 2.1IP, 3BB, 1K, .417BAA
MILB: 11-4, 3.03ERA, 118.2IP, 34BB, 111K, .194BAA

DET Tigers

1) Nick Castellanos – 3B
Highest Level: AA Erie Seawolves
2012 Stats:
MILB: .360, 27(2B), 4(3B), 9HR, 51RBI

2) Avisail Garcia – OF
Highest Level: AA Erie Seawolves
2012 Stats:
MILB: .289, 11(2B), 7(3B), 11HR, 44RBI, 18SB

3) Casey Crosby – P
Highest Level: MLB Detroit Tigers
2012 Stats:
MLB: 1-1, 9.49ERA, 12.1IP, 11BB, 9K, .313BAA
MILB: 6-3, 3.99ERA, 85.1IP, 50BB, 83K, .233BAA

4) Jake Thompson – P
Highest Level: Rookie League GCL Tigers
2012 Stats:
MILB: 1-1, 1.75ERA, 25.2IP, 10BB, 29K, .133BAA

5) Steven Moya – OF
Highest Level: Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
2012 Stats:
MILB: .288, 14(2B), 3(3B), 9HR, 47RBI

FL Marlins

1) Jose Fernandez – P
Highest Level: High-A Jupiter Hammerheads
2012 Stats:
MILB: 9-1, 2.08ERA, 104IP, 25BB, 121K, .203BAA

2) Christian Yelich – OF
Highest Level: High-A Jupiter Hammerheads
2012 Stats:
MILB: .320, 21(2B), 4(3B), 11HR, 40RBI, 15SB

3) Jacob Turner – P
Highest Level: MLB Detroit Tigers (Traded to FLA)
2012 Stats:
MLB: 1-1, 8.03ERA, 12.1IP, 7BB, 7K, .321BAA
MILB: 6-4, 2.72ERA, 89.1IP, 34BB, 59K, .221BAA

4) Andrew Heaney – P
Highest Level: Rookie League GCL Marlins
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-0, 3.00ERA, 3IP, 0BB, 4K, .333BAA

5) Adam Conley – P
Highest Level: High-A Jupiter Hammerheads
2012 Stats:
MILB: 9-5, 3.35ERA, 102IP, 34BB, 108K, .229BAA

HOU Astros

1) Jonathan Singleton – 1B
Highest Level: AA Corpus Christi Hooks
2012 Stats:
MILB: .275, 22(2B), 4(3B), 13HR, 56RBI

2) Carlos Correa – SS
Highest Level: Rookie League GCL Astros
2012 Stats:
MILB: .221, 11(2B), 2HR, 5RBI, 4SB

3) Lance McCullers – P
Highest Level: Rookie League GCL Astros
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-1, 2.25ERA, 8IP, 1BB, 7K, .219BAA

4) Delino Deshields – 2B
Highest Level: Low-A Lexington Legends
2012 Stats:
MILB: .298, 21(2B), 4(3B), 8HR, 46RBI, 75SB

5) George Springer – OF
Highest Level: High-A Lancaster Jethawks
2012 Stats:
MILB: .331, 18(2B), 8(3B), 20HR, 76RBI

KC Royals

1) Wil Myers – OF
Highest Level: AAA Omaha Storm Chasers
2012 Stats:
MILB: .305, 23(2B), 5(3B), 30HR, 80RBI, 6SB

2) Kyle Zimmer – P
Highest Level: Low-A Kane County Cougars
2012 Stats:
MILB: 1-1, 1.29ERA, 14IP, 0BB, 18K, .208BAA

3) Jake Odorizzi – P
Highest Level: AAA Omaha Storm Chasers
2012 Stats:
MILB: 11-3, 3.25ERA, 102.1IP, 33BB, 103K, .250BAA

4) Bubba Starling – OF
Highest Level: Rookie League Burlington Royals
2012 Stats:
MILB: .292, 4(2B), 2(3B), 4HR, 18RBI

5) Yordano Ventura – P
Highest Level: AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals
2012 Stats:
MILB: 3-7, 3.46ERA, 93.2IP, 36BB, 114K, .225BAA

LA Angels

1) Kaleb Cowart – 3B
Highest Level: High-A Inland Empire 66ers
2012 Stats:
MILB: .292, 25(2B), 5(3B), 13HR, 79RBI, 13SB

2) C.J. Cron – 1B
Highest Level: High-A Inland Empire 66ers
2012 Stats:
MILB: .291, 23(2B), 2(3B), 19HR, 101RBI

3) Cam Bedrosian – P
Highest Level: Low-A Cedar Rapids Kernals
2012 Stats:
MILB: 2-7, 5.47ERA, 52.2IP, 37BB, 26K, .245BAA

4) Nick Maronde – P
Highest Level: High-A Inland Empire 66ers
2012 Stats:
MILB: 3-2, 1.74ERA, 67.1IP, 16BB, 69K, .178BAA

5) R J Alvarez – P
Highest Level: Low-A Cedar Rapids Kernals
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-2, 4.11ERA, 15.1IP, 6BB, 19K, .237BAA

LA Dodgers

1) Corey Seager – SS
Highest Level: Rookie League Ogden Raptors
2012 Stats:
MILB: .267, 4(2B), 7RBI

2) Zach Lee – P
Highest Level: AA Chattanooga Lookouts
2012 Stats:
MILB: 2-5, 5.60ERA, 80.1IP, 24BB, 72K, .291BAA

3) Chris Reed – P
Highest Level: AA Chattanooga Lookouts
2012 Stats:
MILB: 1-5, 3.29ERA, 54.2IP, 26BB, 51K, .196BAA

4) Garrett Gould – P
Highest Level: High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
2012 Stats:
MILB: 4-7, 4.90ERA, 101IP, 36BB, 97K, .266BAA

5) Joc Pederson – OF
Highest Level: High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
2012 Stats:
MILB: .299, 12(2B), 3(3B), 10HR, 38RBI, 17SB

MIL Brewers

1) Tyler Thornburg – P
Highest Level: MLB Milwaukee Brewers
2012 Stats:
MLB: 0-0, 5.79ERA, 14IP, 7BB, 12K, .309BAA
MILB: 9-1, 3.04ERA, 80IP, 24BB, 77K, .215BAA

2) Jean Segura – SS
Highest Level: MLB Los Angeles Angels (Traded to Brewers)
2012 Stats:
MLB: .000 (0-3)
MILB: .296, 11(2B), 5(3B), 7HR, 40RBI, 34SB

3) Jimmy Nelson – P
Highest Level: AA Huntsville Stars
2012 Stats:
MILB: 5-5, 2.79ERA, 96.2IP, 41BB, 88K, .223BAA

4) Victor Roache – OF
Highest Level: 2012 Draft Pick – Has Not Played

5) Johnny Hellweg – P
Highest Level: AA Huntsville Stars
2012 Stats:
MILB: 5-10, 3.38ERA, 119.2IP, 60BB, 88K, .245BAA

MIN Twins

1) Byron Buxton – OF
Highest Level: Rookie League GCL Twins
2012 Stats:
MILB: .203, 4(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 8RBI

2) Miguel Sano – 3B
Highest Level: Low-A Beloit Snappers
2012 Stats:
MILB: .244, 19(2B), 3(3B), 20HR, 74RBI, 7SB

3) J.O. Berrios – P
Highest Level: Rookie League GCL Twins
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-0, 4 Saves, 0.64ERA, 14IP, 2BB, 21K, 0.85BAA

4) Oswaldo Arcia – OF
Highest Level: AA New Britain Rock Cats
2012 Stats:
MILB: .318, 25(2B), 5(3B), 12HR, 66RBI

5) Liam Hendriks – P
Highest Level: MLB Minnesota Twins
2012 Stats:
MLB: 0-5, 7.04ERA, 38.1IP, 10BB, 23K, .345BAA
MILB: 7-2, 2.41ERA, 78.1IP, 21BB, 61K, .207BAA

NY Mets

1) Zack Wheeler – P
Highest Level: AA Binghamton Mets
2012 Stats:
MILB: 9-6, 3.29ERA, 109.1IP, 39BB, 106K, .227BAA

2) Matt Harvey – P
Highest Level: MLB New York Mets
2012 Stats:
MLB: 1-0, 0.00ERA, 5.1IP, 3BB, 11K, .150BAA
MILB: 7-5, 3.68ERA, 110IP, 48BB, 112K, .233BAA

3) Gavin Cecchini – SS
Highest Level: Rookie League Kingsport Mets
2012 Stats:
MILB: .246, 6(2B), 2(3B), 1HR, 13RBI

4) Wilmer Flores – SS
Highest Level: AA Binghamton Mets
2012 Stats:
MILB: .286, 20(2B), 1(3B), 13HR, 61RBI

5) Michael Fulmer – P
Highest Level: Low-A Savannah Sand Gnats
2012 Stats:
MILB: 6-5, 2.51ERA, 86IP, 31BB, 80K, .195BAA

NY Yankees

1) Mason Williams – OF
Highest Level: High-A Tampa Yankees
2012 Stats:
MILB: .298, 22(2B), 4(3B), 11HR, 35RBI, 20SB

2) Gary Sanchez – C
Highest Level: High-A Tampa Yankees
2012 Stats:
MILB: .284, 25(2B), 15HR, 64RBI, 13SB

3) Tyler Austin – OF
Highest Level: High-A Tampa Yankees
2012 Stats:
MILB: .316, 23(2B), 6(3B), 15HR, 59RBI, 18SB

4) Manny Banuelos – P
Highest Level: AAA Scranton Yankees
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-2, 4.50ERA, 24IP, 10BB, 22K, .299BAA

5) Ty Hensley – P
Highest Level: Rookie League GCL Yankees
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-0, 13.50ERA, 2IP, 2BB, 1K, .444BAA

OAK Athletics

1) Dan Straily – P
Highest Level: AAA Sacramento River Cats
2012 Stats:
MILB: 8-6, 2.60ERA, 138.1IP, 37BB, 175K, .197BAA

2) A.J. Griffin – P
Highest Level: MLB Oakland Athletics
2012 Stats:
MLB: 3-0, 2.51ERA, 43IP, 10BB, 35K, .204BAA
MILB: 6-3, 2.66ERA, 94.2IP, 14BB, 84K, .208BAA

3) Brad Peacock – P
Highest Level: AAA Sacramento River Cats
2012 Stats:
MILB: 8-7, 6.17ERA, 108IP, 50BB, 113K, .287BAA

4) Addison Russell – SS
Highest Level: Rookie League AZL Athletics
2012 Stats:
MILB: .416, 4(2B), 4(3B), 6HR, 27RBI, 9SB

5) Michael Choice – OF
Highest Level: AA Midland RockHounds
2012 Stats:
MILB: .287, 15(2B), 2(3B), 10HR, 58RBI

PHI Phillies

1) Jesse Biddle – P
Highest Level: High-A Clearwater Threshers
2012 Stats:
MILB: 6-4, 3.45ERA, 104.1IP, 42BB, 107K, .254BAA

2) Trevor May – P
Highest Level: AA Reading Phillies
2012 Stats:
MILB: 8-8, 5.15ERA, 110IP, 64BB, 109K, .245BAA

4) Tommy Joseph – C
Highest Level: AA Richmond Spiders (Traded To Phillies)
2012 Stats:
MILB: .260, 16(2B), 8HR, 38RBI

3) Julio Rodriguez – P
Highest Level: AA Reading Phillies
2012 Stats:
MILB: 6-4, 4.02ERA, 109.2IP, 61BB, 113K, .232BAA

5) Ethan Martin – P
Highest Level: AA Chattanooga Lookouts (Traded To Phillies)
2012 Stats:
MILB: 8-6, 3.58ERA, 118IP, 61BB, 112K, .214BAA

PIT Pirates

1) Gerrit Cole – P
Highest Level: AA Altoona Curve
2012 Stats:
MILB: 7-5, 3.00ERA, 99IP, 29BB, 101K, .235BAA

2) Jameson Taillon – P
Highest Level: High-A Bradenton Marauders
2012 Stats:
MILB: 5-7, 4.09ERA, 110IP, 34BB, 88K, .231BAA

3) Alen Hanson – 2B
Highest Level: Low-A West Virginia Power
2012 Stats:
MILB: .311, 28(2B), 11(3B), 15HR, 53RBI, 28SB

4) Starling Marte – OF
Highest Level: MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
2012 Stats:
MLB: .250, 2HR, 4RBI
MILB: .286, 21(2B), 13(3B), 12HR, 62RBI, 21SB

5) Josh Bell – OF
Highest Level: Low-A West Virginia Power
2012 Stats:
MILB: .274, 5(2B), 1HR, 11RBI

STL Cardinals

1) Oscar Taveras – OF
Highest Level: AA Springfield Cardinals
2012 Stats:
MILB: .323, 28(2B), 6(3B), 19HR, 77RBI

2) Shelby Miller – P
Highest Level: AAA Memphis Redbirds
2012 Stats:
MILB: 6-9, 5.44ERA, 99.1IP, 46BB, 107K, .279BAA

3) Carlos Martinez – P
Highest Level: AA Springfield Cardinals
2012 Stats:
MILB: 4-5, 2.79ERA, 77.1IP, 22BB, 68K, .228BAA

4) Michael Wacha – P
Highest Level: High-A Palm Beach Cardinals
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-0, 1.29ERA, 7IP, 0BB, 12K, .167BAA

5) Tyrell Jenkins – P
Highest Level: Low-A Quad Cities River Bandits
2012 Stats:
MILB: 2-4, 5.81ERA, 66.2IP, 33BB, 64K, .268BAA

SD Padres

1) Max Fried – P
Highest Level: Rookie League AZL Padres
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-1, 5.63ERA, 8IP, 6BB, 8K, .200BAA

2) Jedd Gyorko – 3B
Highest Level: AAA Tucson Padres
2012 Stats:
MILB: .315, 24(2B), 23HR, 77RBI

3) Rymer Liriano – OF
Highest Level: AA San Antonio Missions
2012 Stats:
MILB: .272, 27(2B), 3(3B), 7HR, 49RBI, 27SB

4) Austin Hedges – C
Highest Level: Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps
2012 Stats:
MILB: .257, 22(2B), 8HR, 40RBI, 13SB

5) Casey Kelly – P
Highest Level: AAA Tucson Padres
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-1, 3.71ERA, 17IP, 0BB, 19K

SF Giants

1) Kyle Crick – P
Highest Level: Low-A Augusta GreenJackets
2012 Stats:
MILB: 5-6, 2.69ERA, 80.1IP, 56BB, 90K, .190BAA

2) Gary Brown – OF
Highest Level: AA Richmond Spiders
2012 Stats:
MILB: .285, 27(2B), 2(3B), 7HR, 37RBI, 29SB

3) Chris Stratton – P
Highest Level: Short-A Salem Keizer Volcanoes
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-1, 6.14ERA, 7.1IP, 5BB, 7K, .250BAA

4) Clayton Blackburn – P
Highest Level: Low-A Augusta GreenJackets
2012 Stats:
MILB: 6-3, 2.64ERA, 102.1IP, 15BB, 111K, .230BAA

5) Joe Panik – SS
Highest Level: High-A San Jose Giants
2012 Stats:
MILB: .277, 22(2B), 3(3B), 5HR, 59RBI, 8SB

SEA Mariners

1) Danny Hultzen – P
Highest Level: AAA Tacoma Rainiers
2012 Stats:
MILB: 9-5, 2.42ERA, 108IP, 56BB, 120K, .195BAA

2) Taijuan Walker – P
Highest Level: AA Jackson Generals
2012 Stats:
MILB: 7-6, 4.12ERA, 94IP, 40BB, 91K, .244BAA

3) Mike Zunino – C
Highest Level: Short-A Everett AquaSox
2012 Stats:
MILB: .329, 6(2B), 6HR, 14RBI

4) Nick Franklin – SS
Highest Level: AAA Tacoma Rainiers
2012 Stats:
MILB: .287, 25(2B), 7(3B), 7HR, 44RBI, 12SB

5) James Paxton – P
Highest Level: AA Jackson Generals
2012 Stats:
MILB: 6-3, 3.09ERA, 78.2IP, 41BB, 81K, .237BAA

TB Rays

1) Taylor Guerrieri – P
Highest Level: Short-A Hudson Valley Renegades
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-2, 1.24ERA, 29IP, 2BB, 25K, .192ERA

2) Hak-Ju Lee – SS
Highest Level: AA Montgomery Biscuits
2012 Stats:
MILB: .270, 15(2B), 10(3B), 3HR, 35RBI, 37SB

3) Enny Romero – P
Highest Level: High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs
2012 Stats:
MILB: 4-5, 4.08ERA, 99.1IP, 64BB, 80K, .209BAA

4) Richie Shaffer – 3B
Highest Level: Short-A Hudson Valley Renegades
2012 Stats:
MILB: .294, 1(2B), 2RBI

5) Blake Snell – P
Highest Level: Rookie League Princeton Rays
2012 Stats:
MILB: 4-1, 1.79ERA, 40.1IP, 15BB, 46K, .190BAA

TX Rangers

1) Jurickson Profar – SS
Highest Level: AA Frisco RoughRiders
2012 Stats:
MILB: .284, 23(2B), 7(3B), 13HR, 55RBI, 14SB

2) Mike Olt – 3B
Highest Level: MLB Texas Rangers
2012 Stats:
MLB: .333 (1-3 in 1 game)
MILB: .288, 17(2B), 1(3B), 28HR, 82RBI

3) Martin Perez – P
Highest Level: MLB Texas Rangers
2012 Stats:
MLB: 1-1, 4.05ERA, 20IP, 8BB, 10K, .275BAA
MILB: 5-5, 4.59ERA, 86.1IP, 39BB, 50K, .252BAA

4) Cody Buckel – P
Highest Level: AA Frisco Roughriders
2012 Stats:
MILB: 7-8, 2.69ERA, 117IP, 44BB, 129K, .204BAA

5) Joey Gallo – 3B
Highest Level: Rookie League AZL Rangers
2012 Stats:
MILB: .308, 9(2B), 1(3B), 15HR, 37RBI

TOR Blue Jays

1) Travis d’Arnaud – C
Highest Level: AAA Las Vegas 51′s
2012 Stats:
MILB: .333, 21(2B), 2(3B), 16HR, 52RBI

2) Aaron Sanchez – P
Highest Level: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
2012 Stats:
MILB: 8-2, 2.36ERA, 76.1IP, 44BB, 84K, .186BAA

3) Noah Syndergaard – P
Highest Level: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
2012 Stats:
MILB: 7-3, 3.06ERA, 82.1IP, 24BB, 100K, .227BAA

4) Daniel Norris – P
Highest Level: Rookie League Bluefield Blue Jays
2012 Stats:
MILB: 2-1, 4.97ERA, 25.1IP, 10BB, 26K, .227BAA

5) Marcus Stroman – P
Highest Level: AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats
2012 Stats:
MILB: 1-0, 2.92ERA, 12.1IP, 3BB, 16K, .178BAA

WAS Nationals

1) Lucas Giolito – P
Highest Level: 2012 Draft Pick – Has Not Played

2) Anthony Rendon – 3B
Highest Level: High-A Potomac Nationals
2012 Stats:
MILB: .342, 4(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 9RBI

3) Brian Goodwin – OF
Highest Level: AA Harrisburg Senators
2012 Stats:
MILB: .301, 21(2B), 1(3B), 11HR, 44RBI, 16SB

4) Alex Meyer – P
Highest Level: High-A Potomac Nationals
2012 Stats:
MILB: 8-4, 2.69ERA, 107IP, 39BB, 122K, .207BAA

5) Matt Skole – 3B
Highest Level: Low-A Hagerstown Suns
2012 Stats:
MILB: .292, 18(2B), 25HR, 87RBI

Washington Nationals 2012 Mid-Season Top 5 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413

As we are now halfway into the season and the signing deadline for 2012 draft picks has passed, here is my revised list of top 5 prospects in the Washington Nationals organization.

Remember, a prospect must have fewer than 130 ABs or 50 IP in the Major Leagues to qualify.
(Stats through 8/3/2012)

1) Lucas Giolito – P
Highest Level: 2012 Draft Pick – Has Not Played

2) Anthony Rendon – 3B
Highest Level: High-A Potomac Nationals
2012 Stats:
MILB: .342, 4(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 9RBI

3) Brian Goodwin – OF
Highest Level: AA Harrisburg Senators
2012 Stats:
MILB: .301, 21(2B), 1(3B), 11HR, 44RBI, 16SB

4) Alex Meyer – P
Highest Level: High-A Potomac Nationals
2012 Stats:
MILB: 8-4, 2.69ERA, 107IP, 39BB, 122K, .207BAA

5) Matt Skole – 3B
Highest Level: Low-A Hagerstown Suns
2012 Stats:
MILB: .292, 18(2B), 25HR, 87RBI

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Toronto Blue Jays 2012 Mid-Season Top 5 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413

As we are now halfway into the season and the signing deadline for 2012 draft picks has passed, here is my revised list of top 5 prospects in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Remember, a prospect must have fewer than 130 ABs or 50 IP in the Major Leagues to qualify.
(Stats through 8/3/2012)

1) Travis d’Arnaud – C
Highest Level: AAA Las Vegas 51′s
2012 Stats:
MILB: .333, 21(2B), 2(3B), 16HR, 52RBI

2) Aaron Sanchez – P
Highest Level: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
2012 Stats:
MILB: 8-2, 2.36ERA, 76.1IP, 44BB, 84K, .186BAA

3) Noah Syndergaard – P
Highest Level: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
2012 Stats:
MILB: 7-3, 3.06ERA, 82.1IP, 24BB, 100K, .227BAA

4) Daniel Norris – P
Highest Level: Rookie League Bluefield Blue Jays
2012 Stats:
MILB: 2-1, 4.97ERA, 25.1IP, 10BB, 26K, .227BAA

5) Marcus Stroman – P
Highest Level: AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats
2012 Stats:
MILB: 1-0, 2.92ERA, 12.1IP, 3BB, 16K, .178BAA

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Texas Rangers 2012 Mid-Season Top 5 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413

As we are now halfway into the season and the signing deadline for 2012 draft picks has passed, here is my revised list of top 5 prospects in the Texas Rangers organization.

Remember, a prospect must have fewer than 130 ABs or 50 IP in the Major Leagues to qualify.
(Stats through 8/3/2012)

1) Jurickson Profar – SS
Highest Level: AA Frisco RoughRiders
2012 Stats:
MILB: .284, 23(2B), 7(3B), 13HR, 55RBI, 14SB

2) Mike Olt – 3B
Highest Level: MLB Texas Rangers
2012 Stats:
MLB: .333 (1-3 in 1 game)
MILB: .288, 17(2B), 1(3B), 28HR, 82RBI

3) Martin Perez – P
Highest Level: MLB Texas Rangers
2012 Stats:
MLB: 1-1, 4.05ERA, 20IP, 8BB, 10K, .275BAA
MILB: 5-5, 4.59ERA, 86.1IP, 39BB, 50K, .252BAA

4) Cody Buckel – P
Highest Level: AA Frisco Roughriders
2012 Stats:
MILB: 7-8, 2.69ERA, 117IP, 44BB, 129K, .204BAA

5) Joey Gallo – 3B
Highest Level: Rookie League AZL Rangers
2012 Stats:
MILB: .308, 9(2B), 1(3B), 15HR, 37RBI

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Tampa Bay Rays 2012 Mid-Season Top 5 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413

As we are now halfway into the season and the signing deadline for 2012 draft picks has passed, here is my revised list of top 5 prospects in the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

Remember, a prospect must have fewer than 130 ABs or 50 IP in the Major Leagues to qualify.
(Stats through 8/3/2012)

1) Taylor Guerrieri – P
Highest Level: Short-A Hudson Valley Renegades
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-2, 1.24ERA, 29IP, 2BB, 25K, .192ERA

2) Hak-Ju Lee – SS
Highest Level: AA Montgomery Biscuits
2012 Stats:
MILB: .270, 15(2B), 10(3B), 3HR, 35RBI, 37SB

3) Enny Romero – P
Highest Level: High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs
2012 Stats:
MILB: 4-5, 4.08ERA, 99.1IP, 64BB, 80K, .209BAA

4) Richie Shaffer – 3B
Highest Level: Short-A Hudson Valley Renegades
2012 Stats:
MILB: .294, 1(2B), 2RBI

5) Blake Snell – P
Highest Level: Rookie League Princeton Rays
2012 Stats:
MILB: 4-1, 1.79ERA, 40.1IP, 15BB, 46K, .190BAA

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Seattle Mariners 2012 Mid-Season Top 5 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413

As we are now halfway into the season and the signing deadline for 2012 draft picks has passed, here is my revised list of top 5 prospects in the Seattle Mariners organization.

Remember, a prospect must have fewer than 130 ABs or 50 IP in the Major Leagues to qualify.
(Stats through 8/2/2012)

1) Danny Hultzen – P
Highest Level: AAA Tacoma Rainiers
2012 Stats:
MILB: 9-5, 2.42ERA, 108IP, 56BB, 120K, .195BAA

2) Taijuan Walker – P
Highest Level: AA Jackson Generals
2012 Stats:
MILB: 7-6, 4.12ERA, 94IP, 40BB, 91K, .244BAA

3) Mike Zunino – C
Highest Level: Short-A Everett AquaSox
2012 Stats:
MILB: .329, 6(2B), 6HR, 14RBI

4) Nick Franklin – SS
Highest Level: AAA Tacoma Rainiers
2012 Stats:
MILB: .287, 25(2B), 7(3B), 7HR, 44RBI, 12SB

5) James Paxton – P
Highest Level: AA Jackson Generals
2012 Stats:
MILB: 6-3, 3.09ERA, 78.2IP, 41BB, 81K, .237BAA

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San Francisco Giants 2012 Mid-Season Top 5 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413

As we are now halfway into the season and the signing deadline for 2012 draft picks has passed, here is my revised list of top 5 prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization.

Remember, a prospect must have fewer than 130 ABs or 50 IP in the Major Leagues to qualify.
(Stats through 7/31/2012)

1) Kyle Crick – P
Highest Level: Low-A Augusta GreenJackets
2012 Stats:
MILB: 5-6, 2.69ERA, 80.1IP, 56BB, 90K, .190BAA

2) Gary Brown – OF
Highest Level: AA Richmond Flying Squirrels
2012 Stats:
MILB: .285, 27(2B), 2(3B), 7HR, 37RBI, 29SB

3) Chris Stratton – P
Highest Level: Short-A Salem Keizer Volcanoes
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-1, 6.14ERA, 7.1IP, 5BB, 7K, .250BAA

4) Clayton Blackburn – P
Highest Level: Low-A Augusta GreenJackets
2012 Stats:
MILB: 6-3, 2.64ERA, 102.1IP, 15BB, 111K, .230BAA

5) Joe Panik – SS
Highest Level: High-A San Jose Giants
2012 Stats:
MILB: .277, 22(2B), 3(3B), 5HR, 59RBI, 8SB

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San Diego Padres 2012 Mid-Season Top 5 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413

As we are now halfway into the season and the signing deadline for 2012 draft picks has passed, here is my revised list of top 5 prospects in the San Diego Padres organization.

Remember, a prospect must have fewer than 130 ABs or 50 IP in the Major Leagues to qualify.
(Stats through 7/31/2012)

1) Max Fried – P
Highest Level: Rookie League AZL Padres
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-1, 5.63ERA, 8IP, 6BB, 8K, .200BAA

2) Jedd Gyorko – 3B
Highest Level: AAA Tucson Padres
2012 Stats:
MILB: .315, 24(2B), 23HR, 77RBI

3) Rymer Liriano – OF
Highest Level: AA San Antonio Missions
2012 Stats:
MILB: .272, 27(2B), 3(3B), 7HR, 49RBI, 27SB

4) Austin Hedges – C
Highest Level: Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps
2012 Stats:
MILB: .257, 22(2B), 8HR, 40RBI, 13SB

5) Casey Kelly – P
Highest Level: AAA Tucson Padres
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-1, 3.71ERA, 17IP, 0BB, 19K

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St Louis Cardinals 2012 Mid-Season Top 5 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413

As we are now halfway into the season and the signing deadline for 2012 draft picks has passed, here is my revised list of top 5 prospects in the St Louis Cardinals organization.

Remember, a prospect must have fewer than 130 ABs or 50 IP in the Major Leagues to qualify.
(Stats through 7/31/2012)

1) Oscar Taveras – OF
Highest Level: AA Springfield Cardinals
2012 Stats:
MILB: .323, 28(2B), 6(3B), 19HR, 77RBI

2) Shelby Miller – P
Highest Level: AAA Memphis Redbirds
2012 Stats:
MILB: 6-9, 5.44ERA, 99.1IP, 46BB, 107K, .279BAA

3) Carlos Martinez – P
Highest Level: AA Springfield Cardinals
2012 Stats:
MILB: 4-5, 2.79ERA, 77.1IP, 22BB, 68K, .228BAA

4) Michael Wacha – P
Highest Level: High-A Palm Beach Cardinals
2012 Stats:
MILB: 0-0, 1.29ERA, 7IP, 0BB, 12K, .167BAA

5) Tyrell Jenkins – P
Highest Level: Low-A Quad Cities River Bandits
2012 Stats:
MILB: 2-4, 5.81ERA, 66.2IP, 33BB, 64K, .268BAA

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Mid-Season Top 5 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413

As we are now halfway into the season and the signing deadline for 2012 draft picks has passed, here is my revised list of top 5 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

Remember, a prospect must have fewer than 130 ABs or 50 IP in the Major Leagues to qualify.
(Stats through 7/30/2012)

1) Gerrit Cole – P
Highest Level: AA Altoona Curve
2012 Stats:
MILB: 7-5, 3.00ERA, 99IP, 29BB, 101K, .235BAA

2) Jameson Taillon – P
Highest Level: High-A Bradenton Marauders
2012 Stats:
MILB: 5-7, 4.09ERA, 110IP, 34BB, 88K, .231BAA

3) Alen Hanson – 2B
Highest Level: Low-A West Virginia Power
2012 Stats:
MILB: .311, 28(2B), 11(3B), 15HR, 53RBI, 28SB

4) Starling Marte – OF
Highest Level: MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
2012 Stats:
MLB: .250, 2HR, 4RBI
MILB: .286, 21(2B), 13(3B), 12HR, 62RBI, 21SB

5) Josh Bell – OF
Highest Level: Low-A West Virginia Power
2012 Stats:
MILB: .274, 5(2B), 1HR, 11RBI

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