2012 Top 150 Major League Baseball Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413 on Twitter
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2012 Top 150 Major League Baseball Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank my overall top prospects on one list. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. Normally I rank only 100 prospects per year, but considering how this past year’s draft yielded such an abundance of talent, I decided to expand it to 150. I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. This list is the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

#1 Bryce Harper OF — Washington Nationals
2012 Start: AAA Syracuse Chiefs
Born: 10/16/1992
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Harrisburg Senators
2011 Combined Stats: .297, 24(2B), 2(3B), 17HR, 58RBI, 26SB

#2 Matt Moore LHP — Tampa Bay Rays
2012 Start: MLB Tampa Bay Rays
Born: 6/18/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB Tampa Bay Rays
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 12-3, 1.92ERA, 155IP, 46BB, 210K, .184BAA
MAJORS: 1-0, 2.89ERA, 9.1IP, 3BB, 15K, .243BAA

#3 Mike Trout OF — Los Angeles Angels
2012 Start: AAA Salt Lake Bees
Born: 8/7/1991
Highest Level Reached: MLB Los Angeles Angels
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .326, 18(2B), 13(3B), 11HR, 38RBI, 33SB
MAJORS: .220, 6(2B), 5HR, 16RBI

#4 Julio Teheran RHP — Atlanta Braves
2012 Start: AAA Gwinnett Braves
Born: 1/27/1991
Highest Level Reached: MLB Atlanta Braves
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 15-3, 2.55ERA, 144.2IP, 48BB, 122K, .232BAA
MAJORS: 1-1, 5.03ERA, 19.2IP, 8BB, 10K, .276BAA

#5 Jesus Montero C — Seattle Mariners
2012 Start: MLB Seattle Mariners
Born: 11/28/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB New York Yankees (Traded To Seattle Jan 2012)
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .288, 19(2B), 1(3B), 18HR, 67RBI
MAJORS: .328, 4(2B), 4HR, 12RBI (20 hits in 61 at-bats)

#6 Yu Darvish RHP — Texas Rangers
2012 Start: MLB Texas Rangers
Born: 8-16-1986
Highest Level Reached: Played In Japan In 2011
2011 Combined Stats: 18-6, 1.44ERA, 232IP, 36BB, 276K (Japan)

#7 Shelby Miller RHP — St Louis Cardinals
2012 Start: AAA Memphis Redbirds
Born: 10/10/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Springfield Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: 11-6, 2.77ERA, 139.2IP, 53BB, 170K

#8 Jurickson Profar SS — Texas Rangers
2012 Start: AA Frisco RoughRiders
Born: 2-20-1993
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Hickory Crawdads
2011 Combined Stats: .286, 37(2B), 8(3B), 12HR, 65RBI, 23SB

#9 Trevor Bauer RHP — Arizona Diamondbacks
2012 Start: AA Mobile Baybears
Born: 1/17/1991
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Mobile Baybears
2011 Combined Stats: 1-2, 5.96ERA, 25.2IP, 12BB, 43K, .257BAA

#10 Dylan Bundy RHP — Baltimore Orioles
2012 Start: Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds
Born: 11/15/1992
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#11 Manny Machado SS — Baltimore Orioles
2012 Start: Double-A Bowie Baysox
Born: 7/6/1992
Highest Level Reached: High-A Frederick Keys
2011 Combined Stats: .257, 20(2B), 5(3B), 11HR, 50RBI, 11SB

#12 Gerrit Cole RHP — Pittsburgh Pirates
2012 Start: High-A Bradenton Marauders
Born: 9/8/1990
Highest Level Reached: 1st Overall Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#13 Jameson Taillon RHP — Pittsburgh Pirates
2012 Start: High-A Bradenton Marauders
Born: 11/18/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A West Virginia Power
2011 Combined Stats: 2-3, 3.98ERA, 92.2IP, 22BB, 97K, .249BAA

#14 Tyler Skaggs LHP — Arizona Diamondbacks
2012 Start: AA Mobile Baybears
Born: 7/13/1991
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Mobile Baybears
2011 Combined Stats: 9-6, 2.96ERA, 158.1IP, 49BB, 198K, .218BAA

#15 Devin Mesoraco C — Cincinnati Reds
2012 Start: MLB Cincinnati Reds
Born: 6/19/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Cincinnati Reds
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .289, 36(2B), 2(3B), 15HR, 71RBI
MAJORS: .180, 3(2B), 2(3B), 6RBI (9 hits in 50 at-bats)

#16 Archie Bradley RHP — Arizona Diamondbacks
2012 Start: Low-A South Bend Silverhawks
Born: 8/10/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Missoula Osprey
2011 Combined Stats: 0-0, 0.00ERA, 2IP, 0BB, 4K, .143BAA

#17 Taijuan Walker RHP — Seattle Mariners
2012 Start: Double-A Jackson Generals
Born: 8/13/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Clinton Lumberkings
2011 Combined Stats: 6-5, 2.89ERA, 96.2IP, 39BB, 113K, .202BAA

#18 Miguel Sano 3B — Minnesota Twins
2012 Start: Low-A Beloit Snappers
Born: 5/11/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Elizabethton Twins
2011 Combined Stats: .292, 18(2B), 7(3B), 20HR, 59RBI

#19 Anthony Rendon 3B — Washington Nationals
2012 Start: High-A Potomac Nationals
Born: 6/6/1990
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#20 Danny Hultzen LHP — Seattle Mariners
2012 Start: Double-A Jackson Generals
Born: 11/28/1991
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#21 Travis d’Arnaud C — Toronto Blue Jays
2012 Start: Triple-A Las Vegas 51′s
Born: 2/10/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats
2011 Combined Stats: .311, 33(2B), 1(3B), 21HR, 78RBI

#22 Manny Banuelos LHP — New York Yankees
2012 Start: AAA Scranton Yankees
Born: 3/13/1991
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: 6-7, 3.75ERA, 129.2IP, 71BB, 125K, .266BAA

#23 Bubba Starling OF — Kansas City Royals
2012 Start: Extended Spring Training
Born: 8/3/1992
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#24 Martin Perez LHP — Texas Rangers
2012 Start: AAA Round Rock Express
Born: 4/4/1991
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Round Rock Express
2011 Combined Stats: 8-6, 4.33ERA, 137.1IP, 56BB, 120K, .284BAA

#25 Jarrod Parker RHP — Oakland Athletics
2012 Start: AAA Sacramento Rivercats
Born: 11/24/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Arizona Diamondbacks (Traded To Oakland Dec 2011)
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 11-8, 3.79ERA, 130.2IP, 55BB, 112K, .236BAA
MAJORS: 0-0, 0.00ERA, 5.2IP, 1BB, 1K, .211BAA

#26 Carlos Martinez RHP — St Louis Cardinals
2012 Start: High-A Palm Beach Cardinals
Born: 9/21/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Palm Beach Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: 6-5, 3.93ERA, 84.2IP, 44BB, 98K, .238BAA

#27 Wil Myers OF — Kansas City Royals
2012 Start: Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Born: 12/10/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals
2011 Combined Stats: .254, 23(2B), 1(3B), 8HR, 49RBI, 9SB

#28 Jacob Turner RHP — Detroit Tigers
2012 Start: High-A Lakeland Tigers
Born: 5/21/1991
Highest Level Reached: MLB Detroit Tigers
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 4-5, 3.44ERA, 131IP, 35BB, 110K, .238BAA
MAJORS: 0-1, 8.53ERA, 12.2IP, 4BB, 8K, .315BAA

#29 Drew Pomeranz LHP — Colorado Rockies
2012 Start: AAA Colorado Springs Skysox
Born: 11/12/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Colorado Rockies
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 4-3, 1.78ERA, 101IP, 38BB, 119K, .189BAA
MAJORS: 2-1, 5.40ERA, 18.1IP, 5BB, 13K, .271BAA

#30 Mike Montgomery LHP — Kansas City Royals
2012 Start: AAA Omaha Stormchasers
Born: 7/1/1989
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Omaha Royals
2011 Combined Stats: 5-11, 5.32ERA, 150.2IP, 69BB, 129K, .271BAA

#31 Nolan Arenado 3B — Colorado Rockies
2012 Start: AA Tulsa Drillers
Born: 4/16/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Modesto Nuts
2011 Combined Stats: .298, 32(2B), 3(3B), 20HR, 122RBI

#32 Josh Bell OF — Pittsburgh Pirates
2012 Start: Low-A West Virginia Power
Born: 8/8/1992
Highest Level Reached: 2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#33 Yonder Alonso 1B — San Diego Padres
2012 Start: MLB San Diego Padres
Born: 4/8/1987
Highest Level Reached: MLB Cincinnati Reds (Traded From Reds)
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .296, 24(2B), 4(3B), 12HR, 56RBI
MAJORS: .330, 4(2B), 5HR, 15RBI (29 hits in 88 at-bats)

#34 Jonathan Singleton 1B — Houston Astros
2012 Start: Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks
Born: 9/18/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Lancaster Jethawks
2011 Combined Stats: .298, 23(2B), 1(3B), 13HR, 63RBI

#35 Francisco Lindor SS — Cleveland Indians
2012 Start: Low-A Lake County Captains
Born: 11/14/1993
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers
2011 Combined Stats: .316, 2RBI (4 Hits In 19 At-Bats) (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#36 Dellin Betances RHP — New York Yankees
2012 Start: AAA Scranton Yankees
Born: 3/23/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB New York Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 4-9, 3.70ERA, 126.1IP, 70BB, 142K, .217BAA
MAJORS: 0-0, 6.75ERA, 2.2IP, 6BB, 2K, .125BAA

#37 Brett Jackson OF — Chicago Cubs
2012 Start: AAA Iowa Cubs
Born: 8/2/1988
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Iowa Cubs
2011 Combined Stats: .274, 23(2B), 5(3B), 20HR, 58RBI, 21SB

#38 Gary Brown OF — San Francisco Giants
2012 Start: AA Richmond Flying Squirrels
Born: 9/28/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A San Jose Giants
2011 Combined Stats: .336, 34(2B), 13(3B), 14HR, 80RBI, 53SB

#39 Javier Baez SS — Chicago Cubs
2012 Start: Extended Spring Training
Born: 12/1/1992
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Boise Hawks
2011 Combined Stats: .278, 2(2B), 1RBI (5-18 in 5 pro games; 2011 1st Round Pick)

#40 Christian Yelich OF — Miami Marlins
2012 Start: High-A Jupiter Hammerheads
Born: 12/5/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Greensboro Grasshoppers
2011 Combined Stats: .312, 32(2B), 1(3B), 15HR, 77RBI, 32SB

#41 Billy Hamilton SS — Cincinnati Reds
2012 Start: High-A Bakersfield Blaze
Born: 9/9/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Dayton Dragons
2011 Combined Stats: .278, 18(2B), 9(3B), 3HR, 50RBI, 103SB

#42 Anthony Rizzo 1B — Chicago Cubs
2012 Start: AAA Iowa Cubs
Born: 8/8/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB San Diego Padres (Traded From Padres January 2012)
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .331, 34(2B), 1(3B), 26HR, 101RBI
MAJORS: .141 (18 hits in 128 at-bats), 8(2B), 1(3B), 1HR, 9RBI

#43 Gary Sanchez C — New York Yankees
2012 Start: Low-A Charleston Riverdogs
Born: 12/2/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Charleston Riverdogs
2011 Combined Stats: .256, 16(2B), 1(3B), 17HR, 52RBI

#44 Hak-Ju Lee SS — Tampa Bay Rays
2012 Start: Double-A Montgomery Biscuits
Born: 11-4-1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Montgomery Biscuits
2011 Combined Stats: .292, 17(2B), 15(3B), 5HR, 30RBI, 33SB

#45 Yasmani Grandal C — San Diego Padres
2012 Start: AAA Tucson Padres
Born: 11/8/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Louisville Bats (Traded From Reds)
2011 Combined Stats: .305, 31(2B), 14HR, 68RBI

#46 Jake Marisnick OF — Toronto Blue Jays
2012 Start: High-A Dunedin Blue Jays
Born: 3/30/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
2011 Combined Stats: .320, 27(2B), 6(3B), 14HR, 77RBI, 37SB

#47 Zack Wheeler RHP — New York Mets
2012 Start: AA Binghamton Mets
Born: 5/30/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A St Lucie Mets
2011 Combined Stats: 9-7, 3.52ERA, 115IP, 52BB, 129K, .231BAA

#48 Brad Peacock RHP — Oakland Athletics
2012 Start: AAA Sacramento Rivercats
Born: 2/2/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Washington Nationals (Traded to Oakland Dec 2011)
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 15-3, 2.39ERA, 146.2IP, 47BB, 177K, .188BAA
MAJORS: 2-0, 0.75ERA, 12IP, 6BB, 4K, .167BAA

#49 Rymer Liriano OF — San Diego Padres
2012 Start: High-A Lake Elsinore Storm
Born: 6/20/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps
2011 Combined Stats: .298, 31(2B), 9(3B), 12HR, 68RBI, 66SB

#50 Wilin Rosario C — Colorado Rockies
2012 Start: MLB Coloroado Rockies
Born: 2/23/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB Colorado Rockies
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .249, 15(2B), 3(3B), 21HR, 48RBI
MAJORS: .204, 3(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 8RBI (11 hits in 54 at-bats)

#51 Nick Castellanos 3B — Detroit Tigers
2012 Start: High-A Lakeland Tigers
Born: 3/4/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
2011 Combined Stats: .312, 36(2B), 3(3B), 7HR, 76RBI

#52 Arodys Vizcaino RHP — Atlanta Braves
2012 Start: MLB Atlanta Braves (Disabled List – Tommy John Surgery)
Born: 11/13/1990
Highest Level Reached: MLB Atlanta Braves
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 5-5, 3.06ERA, 97IP, 28BB, 100K, .225BAA
MAJORS: 1-1, 4.67ERA, 17.1IP, 9BB, 17K, .239BAA

#53 Matt Harvey RHP — New York Mets
2012 Start: AAA Buffalo Bisons
Born: 3/27/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Binghamton Mets
2011 Combined Stats: 13-5, 3.32ERA, 135.2IP, 47BB, 156K, .246BAA

#54 Starling Marte OF — Pittsburgh Pirates
2012 Start: AAA Indianapolis Indians
Born: 10/9/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Altoona Curve
2011 Combined Stats: .332, 38(2B), 8(3B), 12HR, 50RBI, 24SB

#55 Sonny Gray RHP — Oakland Athletics
2012 Start: AA Midland Rockhounds
Born: 11/7/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Midland RockHounds
2011 Combined Stats: 1-1, 0.82ERA, 22IP, 6BB, 20K, .241BAA (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#56 Randall Delgado RHP — Atlanta Braves
2012 Start: MLB Atlanta Braves
Born: 2/9/1990
Highest Level Reached: MLB Atlanta Braves
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 7-7, 3.88ERA, 139IP, 57BB, 135K, .255BAA
MAJORS: 1-1, 2.83ERA, 35IP, 14BB, 18K, .220BAA

#57 Michael Choice OF — Oakland Athletics
2012 Start: AA Midland Rockhounds
Born: 11/10/1989
Highest Level Reached: High-A Stockton Ports
2011 Combined Stats: .285, 28(2B), 1(3B), 30HR, 82RBI, 9SB

#58 Anthony Gose OF — Toronto Blue Jays
2012 Start: AAA Las Vegas 51′s
Born: 8/10/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats
2011 Combined Stats: .253, 20(2B), 7(3B), 16HR, 56RBI, 70SB

#59 Jarred Cosart RHP — Houston Astros
2012 Start: AA Corpus Christi Hooks
Born: 5/25/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks
2011 Combined Stats: 10-10, 4.12ERA, 144.1IP, 56BB, 101K, .241BAA

#60 Will Middlebrooks 3B — Boston Red Sox
2012 Start: AAA Pawtucket Red Sox
Born: 9/9/1988
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox
2011 Combined Stats: .285, 26(2B), 1(3B), 23HR, 94RBI, 20SB

#61 A.J. Cole RHP — Oakland Athletics
2012 Start: High-A Stockton Ports
Born: 1/5/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Hagerstown Suns (Traded To Oakland December 2011)
2011 Combined Stats: 4-7, 4.04ERA, 89IP, 24BB, 108K, .251BAA

#62 Daniel Norris LHP — Toronto Blue Jays
2012 Start: Rookie League Bluefield Blue Jays
Born: 4/25/1993
Highest Level Reached: Did Not Play In 2011
2011 Combined Stats: 2nd Round Pick In 2011 MLB Draft

#63 George Springer OF — Houston Astros
2012 Start: High-A Lancaster Jethawks
Born: 9/19/1989
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Tri City Valleycats
2011 Combined Stats: .171, 3(2B), 1HR, 3RBI, 4SB (5 hits in 28 at-bats) (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#64 Chad Bettis RHP — Colorado Rockies
2012 Start: AA Tulsa Drillers
Born: 4/26/1989
Highest Level Reached: High-A Modesto Nuts
2011 Combined Stats: 12-5, 3.34ERA, 169.2IP, 45BB, 184K, .225BAA

#65 James Paxton LHP — Seattle Mariners
2012 Start: AA Jackson Generals
Born: 11/6/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jackson Generals
2011 Combined Stats: 6-3, 2.37ERA, 95IP, 43BB, 131K, .215BAA

#66 Casey Kelly RHP — San Diego Padres
2012 Start: AAA Tucson Padres
Born: 10/4/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: 11-6, 3.98ERA, 142.1IP, 46BB, 105K, .278BAA

#67 Xander Bogaerts SS — Boston Red Sox
2012 Start: High-A Salem
Born: 10/1/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Greenville Drive
2011 Combined Stats: .260, 14(2B), 2(3B), 16HR, 45RBI

#68 Trevor May RHP — Philadelphia Phillies
2012 Start: AA Reading Phillies
Born: 9/23/1989
Highest Level Reached: High-A Clearwater Threshers
2011 Combined Stats: 10-8, 3.63ERA, 151.1IP, 67BB, 208K, .221BAA

#69 Mike Olt 3B — Texas Rangers
Born: 8/27/1988
2012 Start: AA Frisco Roughriders
Highest Level Reached: High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2011 Combined Stats: .264, 15(2B), 15HR, 46RBI

#70 Oscar Taveras OF — St Louis Cardinals
2012 Start: AA Springfield Cardinals
Born: 6/19/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Quad Cities River Bandits
2011 Combined Stats: .386, 27(2B), 5(3B), 8HR, 62RBI

#71 Drew Smyly LHP — Detroit Tigers
2012 Start: MLB Detroit Tigers
Born: 6/13/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Erie Seawolves
2011 Combined Stats: 11-6, 2.07ERA, 126IP, 36BB, 130K, .227BAA

#72 Blake Swihart C — Boston Red Sox
2012 Start: Low-A Greenville Drive
Born: 4/3/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Gulf Coast League Red Sox
2011 Combined Stats: .000 (0-6 in six at-bats)

#73 Jake Odorizzi RHP — Kansas City Royals
2012 Start: AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Born: 3/27/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals
2011 Combined Stats: 10-7, 3.73ERA, 147IP, 44BB, 157K, .244BAA

#74 Jonathan Schoop 3B — Baltimore Orioles
2012 Start: AA Bowie Baysox
Born: 10/16/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Frederick Keys
2011 Combined Stats: .290, 24(2B), 5(3B), 13HR, 71RBI, 12SB

#75 Jonathan Villar SS — Houston Astros
2012 Start: AA Corpus Christi Hooks
Born: 5/2/1991
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks
2011 Combined Stats: .241, 23(2B), 6(3B), 14HR, 52RBI, 34SB

#76 Jesse Biddle LHP — Philadelphia Phillies
2012 Start: High-A Clearwater Threshers
Born: 10/22/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Clearwater Threshers
2011 Combined Stats: 7-8, 2.98ERA, 133IP, 66BB, 124K, .219BAA

#77 Joe Benson OF — Minnesota Twins
2012 Start: AAA Rochester Red Wings
Born: 3/5/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Minnesota Twins
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .284, 29(2B), 4(2B), 16HR, 67RBI, 14SB
MAJORS: .239, 6(2B), 1(3B), 2RBI (17 hits in 71 at-bats)

#78 Brian Goodwin OF — Washington Nationals
2012 Start: Low-A Hagerstown Suns
Born: 11/2/1990
Highest Level Reached: Supplemental 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#79 Matt Szczur OF — Chicago Cubs
2012 Start: High-A Daytona Cubs
Born: 7/20/1989
Highest Level Reached: High-A Daytona Cubs
2011 Combined Stats: .293, 22(2B), 3(3B), 10HR, 46RBI

#80 Justin Nicolino LHP — Toronto Blue Jays
2012 Start: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
Born: 11/22/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
2011 Combined Stats: 6-2, 1.33ERA, 61IP, 13BB, 73K, .181BAA

#81 Wily Peralta RHP — Milwaukee Brewers
2012 Start: AAA Nashville Sounds
Born: 5/8/1989
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Nashville Sounds
2011 Combined Stats: 11-7, 3.17ERA, 150.2IP, 59BB, 157K, .233BAA

#82 Zach Lee RHP — Los Angeles Dodgers
2012 Start: High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Born: 9/13/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Great Lakes Loons
2011 Combined Stats: 9-6, 3.47ERA, 109IP, 32BB, 91K, .242BAA

#83 Cheslor Cuthbert 3B — Kansas City Royals
2012 Start: High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks
Born: 11/16/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Kane County Cougars
2011 Combined Stats: .267, 13(2B), 1(3B), 8HR, 51RBI

#84 Zack Cox 3B — St Louis Cardinals
2012 Start: AAA Memphis Redbirds
Born: 5/9/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Springfield Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: .306, 27(2B), 13HR, 68RBI

#85 Anthony Ranaudo RHP — Boston Red Sox
2012 Start: AA Portland Sea Dogs
Born: 9/9/1989
Highest Level Reached: High-A Salem Red Sox
2011 Combined Stats: 9-6, 3.97ERA, 127IP, 46BB, 117K, .244BAA

#86 Mason Williams OF — New York Yankees
2012 Start: Low-A Charleston Riverdogs
Born: 8/21/1991
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Staten Island Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: .349, 11(2B), 6(3B), 3HR, 31RBI, 28SB

#87 Alex Meyer RHP — Washington Nationals
2012 Start: Low-A Hagerstown Suns
Born: 1/3/1990
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#88 Tyrell Jenkins RHP — St Louis Cardinals
2012 Start: Low-A Quad Cities River Bandits
Born: 7/20/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Johnson City Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: 4-2, 3.86ERA, 56IP, 13BB, 55K, .296BAA

#89 Cory Spangenberg 2B — Cory Spangenberg
2012 Start: High-A Lake Elsinore Storm
Born: 3/16/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps
2011 Combined Stats: .316, 17(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 44RBI, 25SB (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#90 Leonys Martin OF — Texas Rangers
2012 Start: AAA Round Rock Express
Born: 3/6/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Texas Rangers
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .295, 16(2B), 5(3B), 4HR, 42RBI, 19SB
MAJORS: .375 (3-8), 1(2B)

#91 Grant Green SS — Oakland Athletics
Born: 9/27/1987
2012 Start: AAA Sacramento Rivercats
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Midland RockHounds
2011 Combined Stats: .291, 33(2B), 1(3B), 9HR, 62RBI

#92 Taylor Guerrieri RHP — Tampa Bay Rays
2012 Start: Extended Spring Training
Born: 12/1/1992
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#93 Zack Cozart SS — Cincinnati Reds
2012 Start: MLB Cincinnati Reds
Born: 8/12/1985
Highest Level Reached: MLB Cincinnati Reds
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .310, 26(2B), 2(3B), 7HR, 32RBI, 9SB
MAJORS: .324, 2HR, 3RBI (12 hits in 37 at-bats)

#94 Addison Reed RHP — Chicago White Sox
2012 Start: MLB Chicago White Sox
Born: 12/27/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Chicago White Sox
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 2-1, 1.26ERA, 5 Saves, 78.1IP, 14BB, 111K, .157BAA
MAJORS: 0-0, 3.68ERA, 7.1IP, 1BB, 12K, .313BAA

#95 Neil Ramirez RHP — Texas Rangers
2012 Start: AAA Round Rock Express
Born: 5/25/1989
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Round Rock Express
2011 Combined Stats: 5-3, 3.12ERA, 98IP, 44BB, 119K, .215BAA

#96 Jean Segura 2B — Los Angeles Angels
2012 Start: AA Arkansas Travelers
Born: 3/17/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A Inland Empire 66ers
2011 Combined Stats: .293, 13(2B), 4(3B), 4HR, 26RBI, 18SB

#97 Luis Heredia RHP — Pittsburgh Pirates
2012 Start: Extended Spring Training
Born: 8/10/1994
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League GCL Pirates
2011 Combined Stats: 1-2, 4.75ERA, 30.1IP, 19BB, 23K, .257BAA

#98 Allen Webster RHP — Los Angeles Dodgers
2012 Start: AA Chattanooga Lookouts
Born: 2/10/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts
2011 Combined Stats: 11-5, 4.03ERA, 145IP, 57BB, 135K, .265BAA

#99 Brandon Nimmo OF — New York Mets
2012 Start: Extended Spring Training
Born: 3/27/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Kingsport Mets
2011 Combined Stats: .211, 2HR, 4RBI (8 hits in 38 at-bats) (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#100 Matt Purke LHP — Washington Nationals
2012 Start: High-A Potomac Nationals
Born: 7/17/1990
Highest Level Reached: 3rd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#101 John Lamb LHP — Kansas City Royals
2012 Start: Extended Spring Training (Tommy John Recovery)
Born: 7/10/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals
2011 Combined Stats: 1-2, 3.09ERA, 35IP, 13BB, 22K, .246BAA

#102 Aaron Sanchez RHP — Toronto Blue Jays
2012 Start: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
Born: 7/1/1992
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Vancouver Canadians
2011 Combined Stats: 3-3, 5.30ERA, 54.1IP, 26BB, 56K, .255BAA

#103 Garrett Richards RHP — Los Angeles Angels
2012 Start: AAA Salt Lake Bees
Born: 5/27/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Los Angeles Angels
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 12-2, 3.15ERA, 143IP, 40BB, 103K, .233BAA
MAJORS: 0-2, 5.79ERA, 14IP, 7BB, 9K, .291BAA

#104 Jose Campos RHP — New York Yankees
2012 Start: Low-A Charleston Riverdogs
Born: 7/27/1992
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Everett AquaSox (Traded from Seattle Jan 2012)
2011 Combined Stats: 5-5, 2.32ERA, 81.1IP, 13BB, 85K, .214BAA

#105 Matt Barnes RHP — Boston Red Sox
2012 Start: Low-A Greenville Drive
Born: 6/17/1990
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick In 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#106 Sebastian Valle C — Philadelphia Phillies
2012 Start: AA Reading Phillies
Born: 7/24/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A Clearwater Threshers
2011 Combined Stats: .284, 19(2B), 2(3B), 5HR, 40RBI

#107 Noah Syndergaard RHP — Toronto Blue Jays
2012 Start: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
Born: 8/29/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
2011 Combined Stats: 5-2, 1.83ERA, 59IP, 18BB, 68K, .211BAA

#108 Kolten Wong 2B — St Louis Cardinals
2012 Start: AA Springfield Cardinals
Born: 10/10/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Quad Cities River Bandits
2011 Combined Stats: .335, 15(2B), 2(3B), 5HR, 25RBI, 9SB (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#109 Chris Archer RHP — Tampa Bay Rays
2012 Start: AAA Durham Bulls
Born: 9/26/1988
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Durham Bulls
2011 Combined Stats: 9-7, 4.09ERA, 147.1IP, 86BB, 130K, .263BAA

#110 Drew Hutchison RHP — Toronto Blue Jays
2012 Start: AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Born: 8/22/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats
2011 Combined Stats: 14-5, 2.53ERA, 149.1IP, 35BB, 171K, .220BAA

#111 Johnny Hellweg RHP — Los Angeles Angels
2012 Start: AA Arkansas Travelers
Born: 10/29/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A Inland Empire 66ers
2011 Combined Stats: 6-4, 3.73ERA, 89.1IP, 59BB, 113K, .229BAA

#112 Robbie Erlin LHP — San Diego Padres
2012 Start: AA San Antonio Missions
Born: 10/8/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: 9-4, 2.99ERA, 147.1IP, 16BB, 154K, .227BAA

#113 Joe Wieland RHP — San Diego Padres
2012 Start: AAA Tucson Padres
Born: 1/21/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: 13-4, 1.97ERA, 155.2IP, 21BB, 150K, .234BAA

#114 Trey McNutt RHP — Chicago Cubs
2012 Start: AA Tennessee Smokies
Born: 8/2/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Tennessee Smokies
2011 Combined Stats: 5-6, 4.55ERA, 95IP, 39BB, 65K, .319BAA

#115 Taylor Jungmann RHP — Milwaukee Brewers
2012 Start: High-A Brevard County Manatees
Born: 12/18/1989
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#116 Garin Cecchini 3B — Boston Red Sox
2012 Start: Low-A Greenville Drive
Born: 4/20/1991
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Lowell Spinners
2011 Combined Stats: .298, 12(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 23RBI, 12SB

#117 Jedd Gyorko 3B — San Diego Padres
2012 Start: AA San Antonio Missions
Born: 9/23/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: .333, 47(2B), 2(3B), 25HR, 114RBI, 12SB

#118 Matt Adams 1B — St Louis Cardinals
2012 Start: AAA Memphis Redbirds
Born: 8/31/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Springfield Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: .300, 23(2B), 2(3B), 32HR, 101RBI

#119 Robert Stephenson RHP — Cincinnati Reds
2012 Start: Extended Spring Training
Born: 2/24/1993
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#120 Eddie Rosario OF – -Minnesota Twins
2012 Start: Low-A Beloit Snappers
Born: 9/28/1991
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Elizabethton Twins
2011 Combined Stats: .337, 9(2B), 9(3B), 21HR, 60RBI, 17SB

#121 Bryce Brentz OF — Boston Red Sox
2012 Start: Double-A Portland Seadogs
Born: 12/30/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A Salem Red Sox
2011 Combined Stats: .306, 25(2B), 4(3B), 30HR, 94RBI

#122 Andrelton Simmons SS — Atlanta Braves
2012 Start: AA Mississippi Braves
Born: 9/4/1989
Highest Level Reached: High-A Lynchburg Hillcats
2011 Combined Stats: .311, 35(2B), 6(3B), 1HR, 52RBI, 26SB

#123 Tyler Thornburg RHP — Milwaukee Brewers
2012 Start: Double-A Huntsville Stars
Born: 9/29/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A Brevard County Manatees
2011 Combined Stats: 10-6, 2.57ERA, 136.2IP, 58BB, 160K, .195BAA

#124 David Holmberg LHP — Arizona Diamondbacks
2012 Start: High-A Visalia Rawhide
Born: 7/19/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Visalia Rawhide
2011 Combined Stats: 12-9, 3.44ERA, 154.1IP, 48BB, 157K, .236BAA

#125 Chris Reed LHP — Los Angeles Dodgers
2012 Start: High-A Rancho Cucamonga
Born: 5/20/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
2011 Combined Stats: 0-1, 7.71ERA, 7IP, 4BB, 9K, .321BAA (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#126 Jed Bradley LHP — Milwaukee Brewers
2012 Start: High-A Brevard County Manatees
Born: 6/12/1990
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#127 Aaron Hicks OF — Minnesota Twins
2012 Start: AA New Britain Rockcats
Born: 10/2/1989
Highest Level Reached: High-A Fort Myers Miracle
2011 Combined Stats: .242, 31(2B), 5(3B), 5HR, 38RBI, 17SB

#128 Keyvius Sampson RHP — San Diego Padres
2012 Start: AA San Antonio Missions
Born: 1/6/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps
2011 Combined Stats: 12-3, 2.90ERA, 118IP, 49BB, 143K, .192BAA

#129 Francisco Martinez 3B — Seattle Mariners
2012 Start: AA Jackson Generals
Born: 9/1/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jackson Generals
2011 Combined Stats: .289, 21(2B), 7(3B), 10HR, 69RBI, 10SB

#130 Nestor Molina RHP — Chicago White Sox
2012 Start: AA Birmingham Barons
Born: 1/9/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)
2011 Combined Stats: 12-3, 2.21ERA, 130.1IP, 16BB, 148K, .234BAA

#131 C.J. Cron 1B — Los Angeles Angels
2012 Start: Low-A Cedar Rapids Kernals
Born: 1/5/1990
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Orem Owlz
2011 Combined Stats: .308, 5(2B), 1(3B), 13HR, 41RBI

#132 Matt Dominguez 3B — Florida Marlins
2012 Start: AAA New Orleans Zephyrs
Born: 8/28/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB Florida Marlins
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .249, 18(2B), 1(3B), 12HR, 55RBI
MAJORS: .244, 4(2B), 2RBI (11 hits in 45 at-bats)

#133 Enny Romero LHP — Tampa Bay Rays
2012 Start: High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs
Born: 1/24/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Bowling Green Hot Rods
2011 Combined Stats: 5-5, 4.26ERA, 114IP, 68BB, 140K, .245BAA

#134 Matt Davidson 3B — Arizona Diamondbacks
2012 Start: AA Mobile Bay Bears
Born: 3/26/1991
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Mobile Baybears
2011 Combined Stats: .277, 39(2B), 1(3B), 20HR, 106RBI

#135 Dante Bichette Jr 3B — New York Yankees
2012 Start: Low-A Charleston Riverdogs
Born: 9/26/1992
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Staten Island Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: .335, 17(2B), 3(3B), 4HR, 48RBI (Supplemental 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#136 Tim Wheeler OF — Colorado Rockies
2012 Start: AAA Colorado Springs Skysox
Born: 1/21/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Tulsa Drillers
2011 Combined Stats: .287, 28(2B), 6(3B), 33HR, 86RBI, 21SB

#137 Nick Franklin SS — Seattle Mariners
2012 Start: AA Jackson Generals
Born: 3/2/1991
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jackson Generals
2011 Combined Stats: .281, 13(2B), 7(3B), 7HR, 26RBI, 18SB

#138 Daniel Corcino RHP — Cincinnati Reds
2012 Start: AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Born: 8/26/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Dayton Dragons
2011 Combined Stats: 11-7, 3.42ERA, 139.1IP, 34BB, 156K, .238BAA

#139 Deck McGuire RHP — Toronto Blue Jays
2012 Start: AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Born: 6/23/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats
2011 Combined Stats: 9-5, 3.02ERA, 125.1IP, 45BB, 124K, .232BAA

#140 Austin Hedges C — San Diego Padres
2012 Start: Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps
Born: 8/18/1992
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Eugene Emeralds
2011 Combined Stats: .231 (6 hits in 26 at-bats), 1(2B), 1HR, 4RBI (2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#141 Ravel Santana OF — New York Yankees
2012 Start: Extended Spring Training
Born: 5/1/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League GCL Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: .296, 11(2B), 3(3B), 9HR, 29RBI, 10SB

#142 Drew Vettleson OF — Tampa Bay Rays
2012 Start: Low-A Bowling Green Hot Rods
Born: 7/19/1991
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Princeton Rays
2011 Combined Stats: .282, 13(2B), 4(3B), 7HR, 40RBI, 20SB

#143 Kelvin Herrera RHP — Kansas City Royals
2012 Start: MLB Kansas City Royals
Born: 12/31/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB Kansas City Royals
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 7-1, 1.60ERA, 14 Saves, 67.2IP, 15BB, 70K, .176BAA
MAJORS: 0-1, 13.50ERA, 2IP, 0BB, 0K, .286BAA

#144 Jose Fernandez RHP — Miami Marlins
2012 Start: Low-A Greensboro Grasshoppers
Born: 7/31/1992
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Jamestown Jammers
2011 Combined Stats: 0-1, 10.38ERA, 4.1IP, 4BB, 7K, .278BAA (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#145 Joe Ross RHP — San Diego Padres
2012 Start: Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps
Born: 5/21/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Padres
2011 Combined Stats: 0-0, 0.00ERA, 1IP, 0BB, 0K (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#146 Dillon Howard RHP — Cleveland Indians
2012 Start: Low-A Lake County Captains
Born: 7/1/1992
Highest Level Reached: 2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#147 Jonathan Pettibone RHP — Philadelphia Phillies
2012 Start: Double-A Reading Phillies
Born: 7/19/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A Clearwater Phillies
2011 Combined Stats: 10-11, 2.96ERA, 161IP, 34BB, 115K, .248BAA

#148 Trevor Story SS — Colorado Rockies
2012 Start: Low-A Ashville Tourists
Born: 11/15/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Casper Ghosts
2011 Combined Stats: .268, 8(2B), 2(3B), 6HR, 28RBI, 13SB

#149 Brandon Jacobs OF — Boston Red Sox
2012 Start: High-A Salem Red Sox
Born: 12/8/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Greenville Drive
2011 Combined Stats: .303, 32(2B), 3(3B), 17HR, 80RBI, 30SB

#150 Mikie Mahtook OF — Tampa Bay Rays
2012 Start: High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs
Born: 10/30/1989
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

2012 MLB Farm System Rankings With Top 15 Prospects For Each Team

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413 on Twitter
JP’s FreedomCardboard Blog

2012 MLB Farm System Rankings

Each of major league baseball’s 30 teams are ranked in order of the strength of their farm system. Additionally you can view the Top 15 prospects in each system by clicking the “Top 15 Prospects” link next to each team. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

#1 San Diego Padres – Top 15 Prospects
#2 Toronto Blue Jays – Top 15 Prospects
#3 Arizona Diamondbacks – Top 15 Prospects
#4 Tampa Bay Rays – Top 15 Prospects
#5 New York Yankees – Top 15 Prospects
#6 Seattle Mariners – Top 15 Prospects
#7 Boston Red Sox – Top 15 Prospects
#8 Texas Rangers – Top 15 Prospects
#9 Washington Nationals – Top 15 Prospects
#10 Colorado Rockies – Top 15 Prospects
#11 Atlanta Braves – Top 15 Prospects
#12 St. Louis Cardinals – Top 15 Prospects
#13 Kansas City Royals – Top 15 Prospects
#14 Pittsburgh Pirates – Top 15 Prospects
#15 Houston Astros – Top 15 Prospects
#16 Oakland Athletics – Top 15 Prospects
#17 Minnesota Twins – Top 15 Prospects
#18 New York Mets – Top 15 Prospects
#19 Chicago Cubs – Top 15 Prospects
#20 Philadelphia Phillies – Top 15 Prospects
#21 Detroit Tigers – Top 15 Prospects
#22 Baltimore Orioles – Top 15 Prospects
#23 Los Angeles Angels – Top 15 Prospects
#24 Cincinnati Reds – Top 15 Prospects
#25 Cleveland Indians – Top 15 Prospects
#26 Milwaukee Brewers – Top 15 Prospects
#27 Los Angeles Dodgers – Top 15 Prospects
#28 San Francisco Giants – Top 15 Prospects
#29 Chicago White Sox – Top 15 Prospects
#30 Miami Marlins – Top 15 Prospects

2012 Washington Nationals Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413 on Twitter
JP’s FreedomCardboard Blog

2012 Washington Nationals Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Washington Nationals Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Bryce Harper OF
Born: 10/16/1992
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Harrisburg Senators
2011 Combined Stats: .297, 24(2B), 2(3B), 17HR, 58RBI, 26SB

#2 Anthony Rendon 3B
Born: 6/6/1990
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#3 Brian Goodwin OF
Born: 11/2/1990
Highest Level Reached: Supplemental 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#4 Alex Meyer RHP
Born: 1/3/1990
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#5 Matt Purke LHP
Born: 7/17/1990
Highest Level Reached: 3rd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#6 Matt Skole 3B
Born: 7/30/1989
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Auburn Doubledays
2011 Combined Stats: .290, 23(2B), 1(3B), 5HR, 48RBI (5th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#7 Sammy Solis LHP
Born: 8/10/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A Potomac Nationals
2011 Combined Stats: 8-3, 3.26ERA, 96.2IP, 23BB, 93K, .268BAA

#8 Robbie Ray LHP
Born: 10/1/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Hagerstown Suns
2011 Combined Stats: 2-3, 3.13ERA, 89IP, 38BB, 95K, .221BAA

#9 Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Born: 9/20/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Washington Nationals
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .309, 25(2B), 9(3B), 8HR, 52RBI, 30SB
MAJORS: .194 (6 hits in 31 at-bats), 1(2B), 1RBI

#10 Tyler Moore 1B
Born: 1/30/1987
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Harrisburg Senators
2011 Combined Stats: .270, 35(2B), 4(3B), 31HR, 90RBI

#11 Michael Taylor OF
Born: 3/26/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Hagerstown Senators
2011 Combined Stats: .253, 26(2B), 7(3B), 13HR, 68RBI, 23SB

#12 Destin Hood OF
Born: 4/3/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A Potomac Nationals
2011 Combined Stats: .276, 29(2B), 5(3B), 13HR, 83RBI, 21SB

#13 Chris Marrero 1B
Born: 7/2/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Washington Nationals
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .300, 30(2B), 14HR, 69RBI
MAJORS: .248 (27 hits in 109 at-bats), 5(2B), 10RBI

#14 Taylor Hill RHP
Born: 3/12/1989
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Auburn Doubledays
2011 Combined Stats: 0-2, 3.16ERA, 31.1IP, 3BB, 27K, .264BAA (6th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#15 Kylin Turnbull LHP
Born: 9/12/1989
Highest Level Reached: 4th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

2012 Toronto Blue Jays Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413 on Twitter
JP’s FreedomCardboard Blog

2012 Toronto Blue Jays Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Travis d’Arnaud C
Born: 2/10/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats
2011 Combined Stats: .311, 33(2B), 1(3B), 21HR, 78RBI

#2 Jake Marisnick OF
Born: 3/30/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
2011 Combined Stats: .320, 27(2B), 6(3B), 14HR, 77RBI, 37SB

#3 Drew Hutchison RHP
Born: 8/22/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats
2011 Combined Stats: 14-5, 2.53ERA, 149.1IP, 35BB, 171K, .220BAA

#4 Daniel Norris LHP
Born: 4/25/1993
Highest Level Reached: Did Not Play In 2011
2011 Combined Stats: 2nd Round Pick In 2011 MLB Draft

#5 Anthony Gose OF
Born: 8/10/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats
2011 Combined Stats: .253, 20(2B), 7(3B), 16HR, 56RBI, 70SB

#6 Justin Nicolino LHP
Born: 11/22/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
2011 Combined Stats: 6-2, 1.33ERA, 61IP, 13BB, 73K, .181BAA

#7 Noah Syndergaard RHP
Born: 8/29/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
2011 Combined Stats: 5-2, 1.83ERA, 59IP, 18BB, 68K, .211BAA

#8 Aaron Sanchez RHP
Born: 7/1/1992
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Vancouver Canadians
2011 Combined Stats: 3-3, 5.30ERA, 54.1IP, 26BB, 56K, .255BAA

#9 Deck McGuire RHP
Born: 6/23/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats
2011 Combined Stats: 9-5, 3.02ERA, 125.1IP, 45BB, 124K, .232BAA

#10 Adonys Cardona RHP
Born: 1/16/1994
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League GCL Blue Jays
2011 Combined Stats: 1-3, 4.55ERA, 31.2IP, 12BB, 35K, .256BAA

#11 A.J. Jimenez C
Born: 5/1/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A Dunedin Blue Jays
2011 Combined Stats: .303, 29(2B), 1(3B), 4HR, 52RBI, 11SB

#12 John Stilson RHP
Born: 7/28/1990
Highest Level Reached: Did Not Play In 2011
2011 Combined Stats: 3rd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft

#13 Adeiny Hechavarria SS
Born: 4/15/1989
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Las Vegas 51′s
2011 Combined Stats: .264, 28(2B), 8(3B), 8HR, 57RBI, 20SB

#14 Jacob Anderson OF
Born: 11/22/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League GCL Blue Jays
2011 Combined Stats: .405 (15 hits in 37 at-bats), 2(2B), 2HR, 7RBI (Supplemental 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#15 Marcus Knecht OF
Born: 6/21/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lansing Lugnuts
2011 Combined Stats: .273, 34(2B), 3(3B), 16HR, 86RBI

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

2012 Texas Rangers Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413 on Twitter
JP’s FreedomCardboard Blog

2012 Texas Rangers Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Texas Rangers Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Yu Darvish RHP
Born: 8-16-1986
Highest Level Reached: Played In Japan In 2011
2011 Combined Stats: 18-6, 1.44ERA, 232IP, 36BB, 276K (Japan)

#2 Jurickson Profar SS
Born: 2-20-1993
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Hickory Crawdads
2011 Combined Stats: .286, 37(2B), 8(3B), 12HR, 65RBI, 23SB

#3 Martin Perez LHP
Born: 4/4/1991
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Round Rock Express
2011 Combined Stats: 8-6, 4.33ERA, 137.1IP, 56BB, 120K, .284BAA

#4 Leonys Martin OF
Born: 3/6/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Texas Rangers
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .295, 16(2B), 5(3B), 4HR, 42RBI, 19SB
MAJORS: .375 (3-8), 1(2B)

#5 Mike Olt 3B
Born: 8/27/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2011 Combined Stats: .264, 15(2B), 15HR, 46RBI

#6 Neil Ramirez RHP
Born: 5/25/1989
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Round Rock Express
2011 Combined Stats: 5-3, 3.12ERA, 98IP, 44BB, 119K, .215BAA

#7 Rougned Odor SS
Born: 2/3/1994
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Spokane Indians
2011 Combined Stats: .262, 9(2B), 3(3B), 2HR, 29RBI, 10SB

#8 Cody Buckel RHP
Born: 6/18/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Hickory Crawdads
2011 Combined Stats: 8-3, 2.61ERA, 96.2IP, 27BB, 120K, .229BAA

#9 Miguel de los Santos LHP
Born: 7/10/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Frisco Roughriders
2011 Combined Stats: 7-6, 5.04ERA, 94.2IP, 46BB, 142K, .219BAA

#10 Robbie Ross LHP
Born: 6/24/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Frisco Roughriders
2011 Combined Stats: 10-5, 2.34ERA, 161.1IP, 33BB, 134K, .228BAA

#11 Justin Grimm RHP
Born: 8/16/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2011 Combined Stats: 7-3, 3.39ERA, 140.2IP, 48BB, 127K, .247BAA

#12 Tanner Scheppers RHP
Born: 1/17/1987
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Round Rock Express
2011 Combined Stats: 4-1, 3.71ERA, 2 Saves, 43.2IP, 21BB, 44K, .252BAA

#13 Jorge Alfaro C
Born: 6/11/1993
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Spokane Indians
2011 Combined Stats: .300, 9(2B), 1(3B), 6HR, 23RBI

#14 Will Lamb LHP
Born: 9/9/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2011 Combined Stats: 3-1, 2.75ERA, 55.2IP, 31BB, 62K, .220BAA

#15 Barret Loux RHP
Born: 4/6/1989
Highest Level Reached: High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2011 Combined Stats: 8-5, 3.80ERA, 109IP, 34BB, 127K, .252BAA

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

2012 Tampa Bay Rays Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413 on Twitter
JP’s FreedomCardboard Blog

2012 Tampa Bay Rays Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Matt Moore LHP
Born: 6/18/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB Tampa Bay Rays
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 12-3, 1.92ERA, 155IP, 46BB, 210K, .184BAA
MAJORS: 1-0, 2.89ERA, 9.1IP, 3BB, 15K, .243BAA

#2 Hak-Ju Lee SS
Born: 11-4-1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Montgomery Biscuits
2011 Combined Stats: .292, 17(2B), 15(3B), 5HR, 30RBI, 33SB

#3 Taylor Guerrieri RHP
Born: 12/1/1992
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#4 Enny Romero LHP
Born: 1/24/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Bowling Green Hot Rods
2011 Combined Stats: 5-5, 4.26ERA, 114IP, 68BB, 140K, .245BAA

#5 Drew Vettleson OF
Born: 7/19/1991
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Princeton Rays
2011 Combined Stats: .282, 13(2B), 4(3B), 7HR, 40RBI, 20SB

#6 Chris Archer RHP
Born: 9/26/1988
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Durham Bulls
2011 Combined Stats: 9-7, 4.09ERA, 147.1IP, 86BB, 130K, .263BAA

#7 Mikie Mahtook OF
Born: 10/30/1989
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#8 Josh Sale OF
Born: 7/5/1991
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Princeton Rays
2011 Combined Stats: .210, 11(2B), 3(3B), 4HR, 15RBI

#9 Tim Beckham SS
Born: 1/27/1990
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Durham Bulls
2011 Combined Stats: .271, 28(2B), 4(3B), 12HR, 70RBI, 17SB

#10 Alex Torres LHP
Born: 12/8/1987
Highest Level Reached: MLB Tampa Bay Rays
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 9-7, 3.08ERA, 146.1IP, 83BB, 156K, .249BAA
MAJORS: 1-1, 3.38ERA, 8IP, 7BB, 9K, .258BAA

#11 Derek Dietrich SS
Born: 7/18/1989
Highest Level Reached: .277, 34(2B), 4(3B), 22HR, 81RBI
2011 Combined Stats:

#12 Brandon Guyer OF
Born: 1/28/1986
Highest Level Reached: MLB Tampa Bay Rays
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .312, 29(2B), 5(3B), 14HR, 61RBI, 16SB
MAJORS: .195 (8 hits in 41 at-bats), 1(2B), 2HR, 3RBI

#13 Felipe Rivero LHP
Born: 7/5/1991
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Princeton Rays
2011 Combined Stats: 3-3, 4.62ERA, 60.1IP, 13BB, 57K, .264BAA

#14 Kes Carter OF
Born: 3/3/1990
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League GCL Rays
2011 Combined Stats: .231 (3 hits in 13 at-bats), 1RBI (Supplemental 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#15 Alex Colome RHP
Born: 12/31/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Montgomery Biscuits
2011 Combined Stats: 12-9, 3.82ERA, 157.2IP, 72BB, 123K, .216BAA

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

2012 Seattle Mariners Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413 on Twitter
JP’s FreedomCardboard Blog

2012 Seattle Mariners Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Seattle Mariners Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Jesus Montero C
Born: 11/28/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB New York Yankees (Traded To Seattle Jan 2012)
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .288, 19(2B), 1(3B), 18HR, 67RBI
MAJORS: .328, 4(2B), 4HR, 12RBI (20 hits in 61 at-bats)

#2 Danny Hultzen LHP
Born: 11/28/1991
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#3 Taijuan Walker RHP
Born: 8/13/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Clinton Lumberkings
2011 Combined Stats: 6-5, 2.89ERA, 96.2IP, 39BB, 113K, .202BAA

#4 James Paxton LHP
Born: 11/6/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jackson Generals
2011 Combined Stats: 6-3, 2.37ERA, 95IP, 43BB, 131K, .215BAA

#5 Nick Franklin SS
Born: 3/2/1991
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jackson Generals
2011 Combined Stats: .281, 13(2B), 7(3B), 7HR, 26RBI, 18SB

#6 Francisco Martinez 3B
Born: 9/1/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jackson Generals
2011 Combined Stats: .289, 21(2B), 7(3B), 10HR, 69RBI, 10SB

#7 Erasmo Ramirez RHP
Born: 5/2/1990
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers
2011 Combined Stats: 10-8, 4.83ERA, 152.2IP, 32BB, 116K, .290BAA

#8 Chance Ruffin RHP
Born: 9/8/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Seattle Mariners
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 3-3, 2.03ERA, 19 Saves, 48.2IP, 22BB, 60K, .207BAA
MAJORS: 1-0, 4.08ERA, 17.2IP, 9BB, 18K, .261BAA

#9 Phillips Castillo OF
Born: 2/2/1994
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Mariners
2011 Combined Stats: .300, 18(2B), 5(3B), 1HR, 27RBI, 8SB

#10 Alex Liddi 3B
Born: 8/14/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Seattle Mariners
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .259, 32(2B), 3(3B), 30HR, 104RBI
MAJORS: .225 (9 hits in 40 at-bats), 3(2B), 3HR, 6RBI

#11 Tyler Marlette C
Born: 1/23/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Pulaski Mariners
2011 Combined Stats: .156 (7 hits in 45 at-bats), 2(2B), 2RBI (5th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#12 Brad Miller SS
Born: 10/18/1989
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Clinton Lumberkings
2011 Combined Stats: .415 (22 hits in 55 at-bats), 4(2B), 1(3B), 7RBI (2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#13 Guillermo Pimentel OF
Born: 10/5/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Pulaski Mariners
2011 Combined Stats: .265, 10(2B), 11HR, 46RBI

#14 Chih-Hsien Chiang OF
Born: 2/21/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jackson Generals
2011 Combined Stats: .302, 44(2B), 4(3B), 18HR, 86RBI

#15 Vinnie Catricala 3B
Born: 10/31/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jackson Generals
2011 Combined Stats: .349, 48(2B), 4(3B), 25HR, 106RBI, 17SB

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

2012 San Francisco Giants Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413 on Twitter
JP’s FreedomCardboard Blog

2012 San Francisco Giants Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 San Francisco Giants Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Gary Brown OF
Born: 9/28/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A San Jose Giants
2011 Combined Stats: .336, 34(2B), 13(3B), 14HR, 80RBI, 53SB

#2 Eric Surkamp LHP
Born: 7/16/1987
Highest Level Reached: MLB San Francisco Giants
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 11-4, 1.94ERA, 148.1IP, 45BB, 170K, .212BAA
MAJORS: 2-2, 5.74ERA, 26.2IP, 17BB, 13K, .311BAA

#3 Joe Panik SS
Born: 10/30/1990
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Salem Keizer Volcanoes
2011 Combined Stats: .341, 10(2B), 3(3B), 6HR, 54RBI, 13SB (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#4 Andrew Susac C
Born: 3/22/1990
Highest Level Reached: 2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#5 Ricky Oropesa 1B
Born: 12/15/1989
Highest Level Reached: 3rd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#6 Clayton Blackburn RHP
Born: 1/6/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Giants
2011 Combined Stats: 3-1, 1.08ERA, 33.1IP, 3BB, 30K, .140BAA (16th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#7 Tommy Joseph C
Born: 7/16/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A San Jose Giants
2011 Combined Stats: .270, 33(2B), 2(3B), 22HR, 95RBI

#8 Kendry Flores RHP
Born: 11/24/1991
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Salem Keizer Volcanoes
2011 Combined Stats: 4-3, 5.06ERA, 48IP, 14BB, 47K, .304BAA

#9 Jesus Galindo OF
Born: 8/23/1990
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Salem Keizer Volcanoes
2011 Combined Stats: .276, 9(2B), 3(3B), 2HR, 20RBI, 47SB

#10 Heath Hembree RHP
Born: 1/13/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels
2011 Combined Stats: 1-1, 1.86ERA, 38 Saves, 53.1IP, 25BB, 78K, .188BAA

#11 Kyle Crick RHP
Born: 10/30/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Giants
2011 Combined Stats: 1-0, 6.43ERA, 7IP, 8BB, 8K, .321BAA (Supplemental 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#12 Chris Dominguez 3B
Born: 11/22/1986
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels
2011 Combined Stats: .266, 32(2B), 3(2B), 18HR, 85RBI, 9SB

#13 Josh Osich LHP
Born: 9/3/1988
Highest Level Reached: 6th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#14 Bryce Bandilla LHP
Born: 1/17/1990
Highest Level Reached: 4th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#15 Chris Marlowe RHP
Born: 10/26/1989
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Giants
2011 Combined Stats: 1-0, 0.00ERA, 3IP, 1BB, 5K, .231BAA (5th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

2012 San Diego Padres Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413 on Twitter
JP’s FreedomCardboard Blog

2012 San Diego Padres Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 San Diego Padres Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Yonder Alonso 1B
Born: 4/8/1987
Highest Level Reached: MLB Cincinnati Reds (Traded From Reds)
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .296, 24(2B), 4(3B), 12HR, 56RBI
MAJORS: .330, 4(2B), 5HR, 15RBI (29 hits in 88 at-bats)

#2 Keyvius Sampson RHP
Born: 1/6/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps
2011 Combined Stats: 12-3, 2.90ERA, 118IP, 49BB, 143K, .192BAA

#3 Cory Spangenberg 2B
Born: 3/16/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps
2011 Combined Stats: .316, 17(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 44RBI, 25SB (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#4 Casey Kelly RHP
Born: 10/4/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: 11-6, 3.98ERA, 142.1IP, 46BB, 105K, .278BAA

#5 Rymer Liriano OF
Born: 6/20/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps
2011 Combined Stats: .298, 31(2B), 9(3B), 12HR, 68RBI, 66SB

#6 Yasmani Grandal C
Born: 11/8/1988
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Louisville Bats (Traded From Reds)
2011 Combined Stats: .305, 31(2B), 14HR, 68RBI

#7 Robbie Erlin LHP
Born: 10/8/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: 9-4, 2.99ERA, 147.1IP, 16BB, 154K, .227BAA

#8 Austin Hedges C
Born: 8/18/1992
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Eugene Emeralds
2011 Combined Stats: .231 (6 hits in 26 at-bats), 1(2B), 1HR, 4RBI (2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#9 Jedd Gyorko 3B
Born: 9/23/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: .333, 47(2B), 2(3B), 25HR, 114RBI, 12SB

#10 Joe Wieland RHP
Born: 1/21/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: 13-4, 1.97ERA, 155.2IP, 21BB, 150K, .234BAA

#11 Joe Ross RHP
Born: 5/21/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Padres
2011 Combined Stats: 0-0, 0.00ERA, 1IP, 0BB, 0K (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#12 Bradley Boxberger RHP
Born: 5/27/1988
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Louisville Bats (Traded From Reds)
2011 Combined Stats: 2-4, 2.03ERA, 11 Saves, 62IP, 28BB, 93K, .152BAA

#13 James Darnell 3B
Born: 1/19/1987
Highest Level Reached: MLB San Diego Padres
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .310, 29(2B), 1(3B), 23HR, 79RBI
MAJORS: .222 (10 hits in 45 at-bats), 2(2B), 1HR, 7RBI

#14 Jaff Decker OF
Born: 2/23/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: .236, 29(2B), 2(3B), 19HR, 92RBI, 15SB

#15 Reymond Fuentes OF
Born: 2/12/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Lake Elsinore Storm
2011 Combined Stats: .275, 15(2B), 9(3B), 5HR, 45RBI, 41SB

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

2012 St Louis Cardinals Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413 on Twitter
JP’s FreedomCardboard Blog

2012 St Louis Cardinals Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 St Louis Cardinals Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Shelby Miller RHP
Born: 10/10/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Springfield Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: 11-6, 2.77ERA, 139.2IP, 53BB, 170K

#2 Carlos Martinez RHP
Born: 9/21/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Palm Beach Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: 6-5, 3.93ERA, 84.2IP, 44BB, 98K, .238BAA

#3 Zack Cox 3B
Born: 5/9/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Springfield Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: .306, 27(2B), 13HR, 68RBI

#4 Tyrell Jenkins RHP
Born: 7/20/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Johnson City Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: 4-2, 3.86ERA, 56IP, 13BB, 55K, .296BAA

#5 Kolten Wong 2B
Born: 10/10/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Quad Cities River Bandits
2011 Combined Stats: .335, 15(2B), 2(3B), 5HR, 25RBI, 9SB (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#6 Oscar Taveras OF
Born: 6/19/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Quad Cities River Bandits
2011 Combined Stats: .386, 27(2B), 5(3B), 8HR, 62RBI

#7 Matt Adams 1B
Born: 8/31/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Springfield Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: .300, 23(2B), 2(3B), 32HR, 101RBI

#8 Charlie Tilson OF
Born: 12/2/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Johnson City Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: .333 (9 hits in 27 at-bats), 2(2B), 5RBI (2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#9 Eduardo Sanchez RHP
Born: 2/16/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB St Louis Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 1-1, 2.45ERA, 7.1IP, 2BB, 6K, .125BAA
MAJORS: 3-1, 1.80ERA, 5 Saves, 30IP, 16BB, 35K, .144BAA

#10 Lance Lynn RHP
Born: 5/12/1987
Highest Level Reached: MLB St Louis Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 7-3, 3.84ERA, 75IP, 25BB, 64K, .279BAA
MAJORS: 1-1, 3.12ERA, 34.2IP, 11BB, 40K, .203BAA

#11 Trevor Rosenthal RHP
Born: 5/29/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Quad Cities River Bandits
2011 Combined Stats: 7-7, 4.11ERA, 120.1IP, 39BB, 133K, .247BAA

#12 John Gast LHP
Born: 2/16/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Springfield Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: 9-8, 4.02ERA, 161.1IP, 61BB, 113K, .269BAA

#13 Jordan Swagerty RHP
Born: 7/14/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Springfield Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: 5-3, 1.83ERA, 8 Saves, 93.2IP, 23BB, 89K, .204BAA

#14 Joe Kelly RHP
Born: 6/9/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Springfield Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: 11-6, 3.68ERA, 132IP, 59BB, 113K, .258BAA

#15 Maikel Cleto RHP
Born: 5/1/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB St Louis Cardinals
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 8-6, 3.81ERA, 134.2IP, 65BB, 135K, .234BAA
MAJORS: 0-0, 12.46ERA, 4.1IP, 4BB, 6K, .333BAA

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.