Note: The top 12 fantasy prospects (players currently in the minor leagues) for 2012 are below. These rankings are a bit different from other prospect rankings; these are strictly for 2012 fantasy purposes. So not only do talent and recent performance play a role in the rankings, but potential paths to the big leagues also factor in. In addition, all young players in the minors are eligible, including those in "prospect purgatory" -- those who have exceeded rookie status but are still young and unproven commodities.
Kevin Goldstein updates his top 12 prospects for the 2012 fantasy season, highlighting a few youngsters who are quickly moving up their organizational ladders, such as Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi.