Keith Law: Top 100 prospects of 2012

Mike Trout barely maintained his rookie eligibility for 2012, and he therefore stays atop the list. Gary A. Vasquez/US Presswire

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: IndexInsider | 1-25Insider | 26-50Insider | 51-75Insider | 76-100Insider