Top 12 for '12: Hello, Mr. Grandal!

Updated: May 25, 2012, 2:41 PM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
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.

1. Wil Myers, OF, Kansas City Royals (Last week's rank: 1)

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Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty ImagesWil Myers has 15 homers in 162 at-bats between Double- and Triple-A this season.