2012 MLB Draft Top 100 Prospects 1.0
This story originally published on ScoutingBaseball.com

National Baseball Expert
Posted Feb 21, 2012


The 2012 MLB Draft is more than three months away, but the scouting season is in full swing as college and many high school seasons are underway. The 2012 class is shaping up to be a strong one on the high school side, but appears to be wide open when it comes to the top college talent. Inside is our first '12 top-100 draft prospects list, which is likely to change quite a bit between now and June

The strength of the 2012 MLB Draft is clearly going to be its high school bats. In the early going it doesn't seem that we'll see the type of college pitching that we saw drafted in 2011. The top of the class is much more in flux than it was in 2011, but despite its weaknesses, this is not a draft to be underestimated.

Not only are the high school bats a strength, but the pitching from the high school side is quite a deep crop as well. Beyond Lucas Giolito, there may not be a Dylan Bundy in the lot of them, but there will be power arms available well beyond the top couple rounds.

Scouts will also spend the spring looking for some more college bats. Beyond players like Mike Zunino and Deven Marrero, polished collegiate hitters are not quite as plentiful this year as they've been in years past.

With all that said, we present to you Scout's first Top 100 Prospects list for the 2012 MLB Draft. This list will be updated several times between now and June, and first-hand scouting reports will continue to be added. Subscribe today and keep up with all of our extensive draft coverage throughout the season.

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1. Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford - Scouting Report
2. Lucas Giolito, RHP, Harvard-Westlake H.S. (Calif.)
3. Byron Buxton, OF, Appling County H.S. (Ga.)
4. Mike Zunino, C, Florida - Scouting Report
5. Max Fried, LHP, Harvard-Westlake H.S. (Calif.) - Scouting Report
6. David Dahl, OF, Oak Mountain H.S. (Ala.) - Scouting Report
7. Deven Marrero, SS, Arizona State - Scouting Report
8. Victor Roache, OF, Georgia Southern - Scouting Report
9. Chris Beck, RHP, Georgia Southern
10. Walker Weickel, RHP, Olympia H.S. (Fla.) - Scouting Report
11. Joey Gallo, OF, Bishop Gorman H.S. (Nev.) - Scouting Report
12. Kevin Gausman, RHP, Louisiana State - Scouting Report
13. Stephen Piscotty, 3B, Stanford - Scouting Report
14. Trey Williams, 3B, Valencia H.S. (Calif.) - Scouting Report
15. Michael Wacha, RHP, Texas A&M
16. Kyle Zimmer, RHP, San Francisco
17. Richie Shaffer, 1B/3B, Clemson - Scouting Report
18. Matt Smoral, LHP, Solon H.S. (Ohio) - Scouting Report
19. Tanner Rahier, SS, Palm Desert H.S. (Calif.) - Scouting Report
20. Lance McCullers, RHP, Jesuit H.S. (Fla.) - Scouting Report
21. Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy - Scouting Report
22. Ty Hensley, RHP, Santa Fe H.S. (Okla.) - Scouting Report
23. Nolan Sanburn, RHP, Arkansas
24. Carson Kelly, 3B, Westview H.S. (Ore.) - Scouting Report
25. Brian Johnson, 1B/LHP, Florida
26. Lucas Sims, RHP, Brookwood H.S. (Ga.)
27. Travis Jankowski, OF, Stony Brook - Scouting Report
28. Addison Russell, SS, Pace H.S. (Fla.) - Scouting Report
29. Gavin Cecchini, SS, Barbe H.S. (La.)
30. Marcus Stroman, RHP, Duke - Scouting Report
31. Taylore Cherry, RHP, Butler H.S. (Ohio) - Scouting Report
32. Albert Almora, OF, Mater Academy (Fla.) - Scouting Report
33. Courtney Hawkins, OF, Carroll H.S. (Tex.) - Scouting Report
34. Mitchell Traver, RHP, Houston Christian (Tex.) - Scouting Report
35. Kenny Diekroeger, SS, Stanford
36. Ty Buttrey, RHP, Providence H.S. (N.C.)
37. Adam Brett Walker, OF, Jacksonville - Scouting Report
38. Rio Ruiz, 3B, Bishop Amat (Calif.)
39. Hunter Virant, LHP, Camarillo H.S. (Calif.) - Scouting Report
40. Branden Kline, RHP, Virginia
41. Nick Williams, OF, Ball H.S. (Tex.) - Scouting Report
42. Jake Barrett, RHP, Arizona State
43. Tyler Naquin, OF, Texas A&M
44. Jesse Winker, OF, Olympia H.S. (Fla.) - Scouting Report
45. Duane Underwood, RHP, Pope H.S. (Ga.)
46. Josh Henderson, OF, Home Schooled - Scouting Report
47. Shane Watson, RHP, Lakewood H.S. (Calif.)
48. Andrew Heaney, LHP, Oklahoma State - Scouting Report
49. C.J. Hinojosa, SS, Klein Collins H.S. (Tex.)
50. Lewis Brinson, OF, Coral Springs H.S. (Fla.)
51. Stephen Johnson, RHP, St. Edward’s University
52. Zach Eflin, RHP, Hagerty H.S. (Fla.) - Scouting Report
53. J.T. Chargois, RHP, Rice - Scouting Report
54. Freddy Avis, RHP, Menlo School (Calif.)
55. Rhett Wiseman, OF, BB & N (Mass.) - Scouting Report
56. Nolan Fontana, SS, Florida
57. Brady Rodgers, RHP, Arizona State
58. Lex Rutledge, LHP, Samford
59. Jesmuel Valentin Diaz, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy - Scouting Report
60. Corey Seager, SS, Northwest Cabarrus H.S. (N.C.)
61. Dylan Baker, RHP, Western Nevada College
62. Clate Schmidt, RHP, Allatoona H.S. (Ga.) - Scouting Report
63. Damien Magnifico, RHP, Oklahoma - Scouting Report
64. Tom Murphy, C, Buffalo
65. Nick Travieso, RHP, Archbishop McCarthy (Fla.)
66. Austin Fairchild, LHP, St. Thomas H.S. (Tex.) - Scouting Report
67. Fernando Perez, 3B, Central Arizona - Scouting Report
68. Cody Poteet, RHP, Christian H.S. (Calif.)
69. Martin Agosta, RHP, Saint Mary’s College
70. R.J. Alvarez, RHP, Florida Atlantic
71. Hudson Randall, RHP, Florida
72. Ryan McNeil, RHP, Nipomo H.S. (Calif.) - Scouting Report
73. Patrick Wisdom, 3B, Saint Mary’s College
74. Buck Farmer, RHP, Georgia Tech
75. Carson Fulmer, RHP, All Saints Academy (Fla.) - Scouting Report
76. Clint Coulter, C, Union H.S. (Wash.)
77. Brandon Thomas, OF, Georgia Tech
78. Eddie Butler, RHP, Radford - Scouting Report
79. Avery Romero, SS, Pedro Menendez H.S. (Fla.) - Scouting Report
80. Stryker Trahan, C, Acadiana (Ga.) - Scouting Report
81. Tyler Gonzales, RHP, James Madison H.S. (Tex.)
82. Teddy Stankiewicz, RHP, Fort Worth Christian (Tex.) - Scouting Report
83. Tony Renda, 2B, California
84. Hoby Milner, LHP, Texas - Scouting Report
85. Josh Conway, RHP, Coastal Carolina - Scouting Report
86. Jeremy Baltz, OF, St. John’s
87. Josh Elander, C, Texas Christian
88. Pat Light, RHP, Monmouth
89. Kyle Hansen, RHP, St. John’s
90. Anthony Alford, OF, Petal H.S. (Miss.)
91. Keon Barnum, 1B, King H.S. (Fla.)
92. D.J. Baxendale, RHP, Arkansas
93. Brett Mooneyham, LHP, Stanford
94. Daniel Starwait, RHP, Granite Hills H.S. (Calif.)
95. Zeb Sneed, RHP, Northwest Nazarene
96. Jamie Callahan, RHP, Dillon H.S. (S.C.) - Scouting Report
97. Barrett Barnes, OF, Texas Tech
98. Kevin Brady, RHP, Clemson
99. Alex Wood, LHP, Georgia
100. Robert Whalen, RHP, Haines City H.S. (Fla.) - Scouting Report



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