After reviewing each organization’s pitcher and player of the year on Friday afternoon, I figured that I’d follow up with another season-in-review-type article.
One of my favorite parts of this job is keeping track of all the breakout prospects, monitoring them closely with the hope of determining which players profile at the big league level. Most of the time prospects enjoy a red-hot start to the year only to fizzle out over the remainder of the season, often following a promotion to a more advanced level. However, there's always the rare few who seemingly come out of nowhere and put themselves on everyone's radar.
So, here is a look at each team’s top breakout prospect from the 2012 minor league season.