MLB Draft 2012: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects at Every Position

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MLB Draft 2012: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects at Every Position
Kevin Gausman, courtesy of

The 2012 MLB draft is loaded with potential impact players at every position, some of whom are on a path to make an impact in the major leagues sooner rather than later.

We've got pitchers galore—I legitimately had to leave pitchers I think have a real shot at being quality major league arms off these top 10 lists because there are simply too many of them.

The batters at the top of this year's draft run the gamut from line-drive hitters with speed to big-time sluggers who can send the ball deep into the night.

With the speculation being that the Houston Astros are set to select Stanford University's Mark Appel with the first-overall pick come Monday, it begs the question: Is Appel the best pitching prospect in this year's draft?

There's only one way to find out.


*I tried to take projected position at the next level into account here, so you may see some players who play one position in high school or college who are listed elsewhere on these lists. Additionally, signability did not play any role whatsoever in these rankings; this is simply based on on-field ability.

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