1. Matt Moore
2011 Stats: 1-0, 2.89 ERA, 9.1 IP, 15 SO, 1.286 WHIP
The top pitching prospect in baseball, it'll be hard for any fantasy player to pass up on Moore. He's dominated the minors, has major strikeout potential and pitches for a club that's become the face of spitting out young pitchers.
2. Stephen Strasburg
2011 Stats: 1-1, 1.50 ERA, 24 IP, 24 SO, 0.708 WHIP
Strasburg is still on the mend from T.J. surgery, so it seems his innings will be limited in 2012. Nonetheless, there's a lot of late-round potential here. We all know what he can do, now we just have to sit back and watch it come to fruition.
3. Brandon Beachy
2011 Stats: 7-3, 3.68 ERA, 141.2 IP, 169 SO, 1.207 WHIP
Brandon Beachy has constantly been overshadowed by other Atlanta prospects, and it hasn't fazed him one bit. He turned in a spectacular 2011, striking out 10 batters per nine innings while walking less than 3.0.
4. Drew Pomeranz
2011 Stats: 2-1, 5.40 ERA, 18.1 IP, 13 SO, 1.309 WHIP
The Rockies' big lefty has a lot of potential, but he lacks seasoning. He could easily emerge as an ace in 2012 or be relegated to the minors for more experience. The big question: How will Coore's Field play into his development?
5. Chris Sales
2011 Stats: 2-2, 2.79 ERA, 71 IP, 79 SO, 1.113 WHIP
For two seasons, Sales has been solid out of the White Sox 'pen, posting a career K/9 of 10.6 and K/BB of 3.00. He'll finally be moving into the rotation come 2012. The potential is there, and he's got a big arm. His season depends on how well he takes to the move.