Matt Moore is the toast of the prospect world right now, and he reminds us why we are so interested in #94 prospect Cheslor Cuthbert or #42 Xander Bogaerts. And this year's list is full of especially young and inexperienced players. 2011 was a year of prospects graduating to the big leagues and 2012 will be all about watching some of professional baseball's youngest players begin to flourish before our eyes.
Some of the players listed, such as the Yankees' Jesus Montero, will likely be immediate big league factors in 2012, while many others will spend the year finding their way in the lower levels of the minors. With another big wave of prospects ready to break into the majors, some players lingering near the bottom of this list could easily find themselves in Matt Moore's 2012 position in a very short time.
Click here to view Scout.com's 2012 Top-100 MLB Prospects.
Note: Rankings do not strictly adhere to MLB rules regarding rookie status, and prospect eligibility for the list is evaluated on a case by case basis.