Updated Top 100 for 2012 (Braun No. 1) 

February, 14, 2012
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Pitchers and catchers have their bags packed and are ready to report to spring training, so it seems only appropriate to release my Top 100 overall rankings and get the conversation started! These rankings reflect my thought process in a few areas of this season's draft strategy, such as focusing on scarce middle-infield positions; enjoying hitters who hit for power while also stealing bases; waiting a good, long time for starting pitchers; flat-out avoiding closers in the early rounds; and, of course, the most important part of any draft, having fun. You have to enjoy not only ranking players, but drafting them. With that, here are my thoughts! For ESPN.com's overall rankings, click here.

1. Ryan Braun, OF, Milwaukee Brewers: No suspension? Works for me. Welcome to No. 1, Mr. Braun.

2. Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Detroit Tigers: Edges out the next guy in part thanks to pending third-base eligibility, but also because his lineup is better.