Jacob_Turner_USAJacob Turner is the consensus top prospect heading into the 2012 season.

If you’re anything like me, you find excitement in prospect lists and minor league stats, but you find it difficult to keep up with the ever-changing rankings. I’m no prospect or minor league expert myself, but I do like to do fair amount of stat-checking on some of the bigger names in the Tigers’ system. My problem is that, after the top few players, I have trouble remember exactly who it is I’m “supposed” to be watching.

So, this year I’ve decided to keep track of the various lists. Whenever a reputable (or semi-reputable) person or website releases a set of rankings, I’ll snatch it up and add it to the database. You'll find that a tab for 'Prospect Database' has been added to the linkbar at the top of the site.

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Keith Law

J. Turner, RHP

N. Castellanos, 3B

D. Smyly, LHP

C. Crosby, LHP

J. McCann, C

MLB.com

J. Turner, RHP

N. Castellanos, 3B

D. Smyly, LHP

A. Oliver, LHP

C. Crosby, LHP

Fangraphs

J. Turner, RHP

N. Castellanos, 3B

D. Smyly, LHP

C. Crosby, LHP

A. Oliver, LHP

Motor City Bengals

J. Turner, RHP

N. Castellanos, 3B

D. Smyly, LHP

D. Vasquez, OF

C. Crosby, LHP

Bey. The Boxscore

J. Turner, RHP

N. Castellanos, 3B

D. Smyly, LHP

C. Crosby, LHP

J. McCann, C

Baseball America

J. Turner, RHP

N. Castellanos, 3B

D. Smyly, LHP

C. Crosby, LHP

A. Oliver, LHP







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Keith Law

T. Collins, OF

D. Fields, OF

B. Paulino, RHP

D. Machado, SS

J. Voss, LHP

MLB.com

B. Rondon, RHP

D. Fields, OF

A. Garcia, OF

B. Paulino, RHP

J. Ortega, RHP

Fangraphs

R. Brantly, C

J. McCann, C

B. Paulino, RHP

A. Westlake, 1B

D. Vasquez, OF

Motor City Bengals

B. Paulino, RHP

A. Garcia, OF

R. Brantly, C

T. Collins, OF

A. Oliver, LHP

Bey. The Boxscore

B. Paulino, RHP

A. Garcia, OF

A. Oliver, LHP

A. Westlake, 1B

R. Brantly

Baseball America

B. Paulino, RHP

R. Brantly, C

A. Burgos, LHP

J. McCann, C

A. Garcia, OF


Feel free to let me know if you see a prospect list that should be added to the database. Either drop a comment below this post, or hit me up on Twitter @snyder_matthew.