Top 50 D-backs Prospects for 2012

Ever since 2004, FutureBacks.com has ranked the best prospects in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.  Even after losing Jarrod Parker, the club's top prospect three years running, the D-backs have assembled their best group of prospects since the Dan Haren trade of 2007.  Who is rising?  Who is falling?  Who is next?  Find out now.

Notes: Listed age is as of January 1st, 2012. 
NR = Not Ranked in 2011; YR = Designated Young & Raw in 2011; IE = Ineligible for Ranking in 2011


#2-Tyler Skaggs


#5-Ryan Wheeler


#13-Chris Owings and #10-Bobby Borchering


#17 Marc Krauss


#30 J.R. Bradley

Rank (Prev) Pos Player Age
1 (IE) RHP Trevor Bauer 20
2 (2) LHP Tyler Skaggs 20
3 (IE) RHP Archie Bradley 19
4 (6) 3B Matt Davidson 20
5 (4) 3B Ryan Wheeler 23
6 (7) OF A.J. Pollock 24
7 (15) OF Adam Eaton 23
8 (9) LHP Patrick Corbin 22
9 (13) LHP David Holmberg 20
10 (8) 1B Bobby Borchering 21
11 (12) LHP Wade Miley 25
12 (16) RHP Charles Brewer 23
13 (3) SS Chris Owings 20
14 (IE) LHP Andrew Chafin 21
15 (19) RHP Kevin Munson 22
16 (IE) RHP Anthony Meo 21
17 (10) OF Marc Krauss 24
18 (IE) RHP Evan Marshall 21
19 (45) 2B David Nick 21
20 (17) OF Keon Broxton 21
21 (YR) RHP Yoimer Camacho 21
22 (29) LHP Patrick Schuster 21
23 (NR) C/2B Fidel Pena 20
24 (22) RHP Chase Anderson 24
25 (34) RHP Yonata Ortega 25
26 (38) C Rossmel Perez 22
27 (IE) RHP Jesse Darrah 21
28 (IE) LHP Taylor Siemens 22
29 (44) LHP Eury De La Rosa 21
30 (YR) RHP J.R. Bradley 19
31 (24) SS Raul Navarro 19
32 (18) RHP Mike Belfiore 23
33 (YR) RHP Tyler Green 20
34 (43) 1B Yazy Arbelo 23
35 (32) RHP Bryan Woodall 25
36 (IE) LHP John Pedrotty 22
37 (YR) C Raywilly Gomez 21
38 (YR) RHP Jeff Shields 21
39 (NR) RHP Mike Bolsinger 23
40 (36) 2B Jake Elmore 24
41 (46) RHP Kable Hogben 21
42 (NR) LHP Keith Hessler 22
43 (NR) OF Alfredo Marte 22
44 (60) RHP Blake Cooper 23
45 (28) LHP Dan Taylor 24
46 (IE) RHP Raymond Hernandez 23
47 (54) OF Ender Inciarte 21
48 (50) RHP Victor Capellan 22
49 (IE) RHP Matt Sample 23
50 (IE) RHP D.J. Johnson 22

Too raw for these rankings, but potentially excellent prospects:

Right-Handed Pitchers Blake Perry, Robby Rowland, and Kyle Winkler; Left-Handed Pitchers Michael Blake, Alexander Carrereas, and Jose Jose; Catcher Michael Perez, Shortstops John Leonard, Ronny Mejias, and Antonio Sepulveda; and Outfielders Justin Bianco, Socrates Brito, Yorman Garcia, Jeremia Gomez, Ty Linton, and Wagner Mateo.

Too old for their level, but could still impact the big leagues:

Right-Handed Pitchers Matt Gorgen, Bryan Henry, Jeremy Erben, Kyler Newby, Wes Roemer, Seth Simmons, Billy Spottiswood, and Daniel Stange; Left-Handed Pitchers Zach Kroenke, Taylor Sinclair, and Cody Wheeler; Catcher Konrad Schmidt, Infielders Mark Hallberg and Taylor Harbin; and outfielders Evan Frey and Ollie Linton.

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