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Top 12: Josh Vitters joins list

Updated: June 29, 2012, 4:18 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, 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.

It was a big week on the 12 for 12, with good news and bad news. The good news is the Chicago Cubs, to absolutely nobody's surprise, finally called up Anthony Rizzo, while with Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers getting injured like it's going out of style, Trevor Bauer finally got the call. The bad news was the injury bug, as a knee injury will keep Toronto Blue Jays catcher Travis d'Arnaud on the sidelines for six to eight weeks, while Texas Rangers third baseman Mike Olt has missed the past week with a hamstring issue. The silver lining means four new names make the list.


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