2012 Mid-Season MLB Top-50 Prospects

Saturday July 21st, 2012


Codey Harrison:  A Texas Rangers shortstop prospect tops our list of the top-50 MLB prospects. Jurickson Profar is so highly thought of by scouts, that they believe the Rangers may end up trading 23-year-old 2-time All-star shortstop, Elvis Andrus. Profar has all five tools (hit, power, speed, glove, and arm) and he’s proven he knows how to use all five. He’s currently raking in AA Frisco at only 19 years of age, posting monstrous numbers of .297 AVG, .371 OBP, .500 Slug, 22 doubles, 7 triples, 12 home runs, and 44 walks to 59 strikeouts. Most believe he will be a gold glove caliber top, or middle of the order run producing machine that is a perennial All-Star. Time will tell on this prospect. But in a minor leagues full of “can’t miss” prospects, Profar gets out top vote at this stage of the season.

This list of the 2012 mid-season MLB Top-50 prospects does not include 2012 first year player draft players. Only players with less than 130 ABs, or 50 IP at the major league level qualify. All stats are 2012 MiLB stats as of 7/21/12:

  1. SS – Jurickson Profar (AA Rangers) .297/.371/.500, 12 HR, 10 SB
  2. RHP –  Dylan Bundy (A+ Orioles) 5-3, 1.74 ERA, 72.1 IP, 88K
  3. OF – Wil Myers (AAA Royals) .317/.396/.654, 28 HR, 5 SB
  4. SS – Manny Machado (AA Orioles) .257/.343/.410, 8 HR, 12 SB
  5. RHP – Gerrit Cole (AA Pirates) 7-4, 3.07 ERA, 88 IP, 90 K
  6. RHP – Trevor Bauer (AAA Diamondbacks) 11-1, 2.23 ERA, 93 IP, 116 K
  7. RHP –  Shelby Miller (AAA Cardinals) 5-8, 5.40 ERA, 88.1 IP, 97 K
  8. RHP – Jameson Taillon (A+ Pirates) 5-7, 4.27 ERA, 97 IP, 78 K
  9. RHP – Taijuan Walker (AA Mariners) 6-5, 4.39 ERA, 82 IP, 80 K
  10. RHP – Julio Teheran (AAA Braves) 6-5, 4.93 ERA, 87.2 IP, 63 K
  11. LHP –  Danny Hultzen (AAA Mariners) 9-4, 1.74 ERA, 98.1 IP, 109 K
  12. OF – Bubba Starling (R Royals) .292/.425/.523, 3 HR, 3 SB
  13. LHP – Tyler Skaggs (AAA Diamondbacks) 7-5, 2.75 ERA, 91.2 IP, 84 K
  14. 3B – Miguel Sano (Low A Twins) .249/.370/.511, 20 HR, 6 SB
  15. 3B – Nolan Arenado (AA Rockies) .261/.323/.377, 7 HR, 0 SB
  16. RHP – Zach Wheeler (AA Mets) 9-5, 2.99 ERA, 105.1 IP, 101 K
  17. C – Travis d’Arnaud (AAA Blue Jays) .333/.380/.595, 16 HR, 1 SB
  18. RHP – Jacob Turner (AAA Tigers) 5-4, .277, 84.1 IP, 57 K
  19. LHP – Manny Banuelos (AAA Yankees) 0-2, 4.50 ERA, 24 IP, 22 K
  20. RHP – Carlos Martinez (AA Cardinals) 4-4, 2.71 ERA, 66.1 IP, 57 K
  21. SS – Billy Hamilton (AA Reds) .318/.413/.440, 2 HR, 112 SB
  22. SS – Francisco Lindor (Low A Indians) .270/.364/.390, 5 HR, 19 SB
  23. 3B – Mike Olt (AA Rangers) .291/.404/.586, 25 HR, 4 SB
  24. RHP – Archie Bradley (Diamondbacks) 8-5, 3.88 ERA, 92.2 IP, 90K
  25. LHP – Martin Perez (AAA Rangers) 5-5, 4.59 ERA, 86.1 IP, 50 K
  26. OF – Christian Yelich (A+ Marlins) .307/.385/.531, 10 HR, 15 SB
  27. OF – Brett Jackson (AAA Cubs) .263/.342/.492, 13 HR, 22 SB
  28. RHP – Matt Harvey (AAA Mets) 7-4, 3.34 ERA, 105 IP, 106 K
  29. OF – Starling Marte (AAA Pirates) .281/.345/.493, 11 HR, 19 SB
  30. 1B – Jonathan Singleton (AA  Astros) .276/.394/.483, 13 HR, 3 SB
  31. RHP – Jake Odorizzi (AAA Royals) 10-3, 3.26 ERA, 96.2 IP, 97 K
  32. SS – Hak-Ju Lee (AA Rays)  .275/.341/.354, 2 HR, 34 SB
  33. 3B – Anthony Rendon (A+ Nationals) .300/.417/.700, 0 HR, 0 SB
  34. OF – Gary Brown (AA Giants) .296/.359/.414, 6 HR, 27 SB
  35. RHP – Zach Lee (AA Dodgers) 2-5, 5.53 ERA, 71.2 IP, 65 K
  36. SS – Javier Baez (Low A Cubs) .331/.389/.589, 9 HR, 18 SB
  37. RHP – Casey Kelly (AAA Padres) 0-0, 2.25 ERA, 12 IP, 14 K
  38. C – Yasmani Grandal (MLB Padres) .335/.443/.521, 6HR, 0 SB
  39. OF – Rymer Liriano (AA Padres) .279/.346/.416, 6 HR, 25 SB
  40. C – Gary Sanchez (A+ Yankees) .281/.340/.497, 15 HR, 13 SB
  41. SS – Nick Franklin (AAA Mariners) .292/.369/.481, 7 HR, 12 SB
  42. 3B – Jedd Gyorko (AAA Padres) .322/.384/.561, 22 HR, 3 SB
  43. SS – Andrelton Simmons (MLB Braves) .292/.372/.421, 3 HR, 10 SB
  44. SS – Jean Segura (AA Angels) .291/.343/.396, 7HR, 33 SB
  45. OF – Anthony Gose (MLB Blue Jays) .292/.375/.432, 5 HR, 29 SB
  46. 3B – Nick Castellanos (AA Tigers) .360/.403/.524, 9 HR, 5 SB
  47. OF – George Springer (A+ Astros) .335/.413/.567, 18 HR, 24 SB
  48. OF – Michael Choice (AA Athletics) .287/.354/.423, 10 HR, 5 SB
  49. RHP – Chris Archer (AAA Rays) 5-8, 4.68 ERA, 82.2 IP, 98 K
  50. OF – Aaron Hicks (AA Twins) .278/.371/.441, 9 HR, 21 SB

Photo Courtesy of Giants fan: Crystal Ramos


Codey Harrison is new to the MLB Reports team and you can follow him on Twitter @MLB2Prospects. The rankings were determined by scouting reports, 2012 stats, future projections, and many other factors.


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Posted on July 21, 2012, in On the Verge: MLB Prospects and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Nice article.

  2. Where is Oscar Taveras?

  3. Oscar Taveras is a AA outfielder in the Cardinals orginization. He just missed our top 50 list.

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