Top 12 for '12: d'Arnaud is ready

Note: The top 12 fantasy prospects (players currently in the minor leagues) for 2012 are below. These rankings are a bit different from other prospect rankings; these are strictly for 2012 fantasy purposes. So not only do talent and recent performance play a role in the rankings, but potential paths to the big leagues also factor in. All young players in the minors are eligible, including those in "prospect purgatory" -- those who have exceeded rookie status but are still young and unproven commodities.

1. Travis d'Arnaud, C, Toronto Blue Jays (Last week's rank: 8)

Last week's stats (at Triple-A Las Vegas): 16-for-33 (.485), 3 HRs, 11 RBIs
Season totals: .330-12-34 in 46 games