Top fantasy prospects for 2012

Opportunity is a key factor when determining the top fantasy prospects for this season

Updated: March 9, 2012, 9:05 AM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
The assignment: Determine the top 100 rookies for 2012 fantasy purposes.

The challenge: This is a complete change in the way I usually look at things.

As somebody who focuses on prospects, scouting and player development for a living, my entire existence revolves around the future. This list, however, is about now, and for good reason. But for rookies, now is often not the prettiest of pictures.