Prospects: Hultzen ready for call

Updated: June 20, 2012, 4:24 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. 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. Danny Hultzen, SP, Seattle Mariners (Last week's rank: 2)

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Tony Farlow/Four Seam Images/AP ImagesSouthpaw Danny Hultzen is quite polished for a 22-year-old.