Keith Law: Top 100 prospects of 2012

For the first time in list history the top two names return to the same spot

Updated: February 9, 2012, 9:43 AM ET
By Keith Law | ESPN Insider

Welcome to the 2012 ESPN Insider ranking of the top 100 prospects in baseball.

This is the fifth year I have done these rankings for ESPN, and for the first time I have the same player at No. 1 for the second straight year. Last year's Rule 4 draft was one of the deepest in recent memory, so there are plenty of new faces.

A more detailed explanation of the process in determining these rankings is found at the top of each of the four player capsule pages.

Law's complete top 100: Index Insider | 1-25 Insider | 26-50 Insider | 51-75 Insider | 76-100 Insider