Yasmani Grandal didn't miss a step once he reached the majors. (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE)

Reviewing Our 2012 Top-100: #31-40 (Holmberg to Marisnick)

Today we’re back with a look at the next group of ten from Nathaniel’s 2012 S2S Top-100 list. If you’d like to check out the review/recap of prospects from previous installments of this review here are the links to each piece:

All in all this group had a fantastic season collectively. Seven of the ten below prospects improved their stock in 2012 and only one (Peacock) had a disastrous year. Three of these players made their major league debuts with Grandal graduating from the world of prospects all together.

#31:  David Holmberg – LHP – Arizona Diamondbacks

Profile Published – 12/7/2011
2012 – Visalia (A+): 2.99 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 62 H, 14 BB and 86 SO in 78.1 IP
2012 – Mobile (AA): 3.60 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 104 H, 23 BB and 67 SO in 96.0 IP
Best Month – April: 30.1 IP, 25 H, 9 ER, 7 BB and 35 SO with Visalia
Worst Month – June: 32.0 IP, 35 H, 15 ER, 4 BB and 30 SO with Visalia and Mobile

Stock Up/Down – Up slightly.

#32:  Jake Odorizzi – RHP – Kansas City Royals

Profile Published – 12/6/2011
2012 – NW Arkansas (AA): 3.32 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 27 H, 10 BB and 47 SO in 38.0 IP
2012 – Omaha (AAA): 2.93 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 105 H, 40 BB and 88 SO in 107.1 IP
2012 – Kansas City (MLB): 4.91 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 8 H, 4 BB and 4 SO in 7.1 IP
Best Month – May: 31.0 IP, 29 H, 9 ER, 5 BB, 31 SO with NW Arkansas and Omaha
Worst Month – September: 7.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 4 BB and 4 SO with Kansas City

Stock Up/Down – Up. Not only did he perform well at both stops in the minors, and reach Kansas City at the end of the year, he did so without stumbling. That’s something that most of the other starters in the organization have been unable to do.

#33:  Miguel Sano – 3B – Minnesota Twins

Profile Published – 12/5/2011
2012 – Beloit (A): 0.258/.373/.521, 28 2B, 4 3B, 28 HR, 8 SB, 80 BB and 144 SO
Best Month – August: 0.313/.389/.646 in 109 PA
Worst Month – June: 0.216/.343/.409 in 103 PA

Stock Up/Down – Up. He improved his BB% and on-base skills in general and continued to hit for power in the Midwest League and he’s still just 19 years old.

#34:  Trevor May – RHP – Philadelphia Phillies

Profile Published – 12/4/2011
2012 – Reading (AA): 4.87 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 139 H, 78 BB and 151 SO in 149.2 IP
Best Month – April: 30.0 IP, 21 H, 8 ER, 8 BB and 33 SO
Worst Month – May: 24.2 IP, 24 H, 18 ER, 14 BB and 20 SO

Stock Up/Down – Down as his hit rate, walk rate, home run rate and ERA all went up while his strikeout rate went down.

#35:  Travis d’Arnaud – C – Toronto Blue Jays

Profile Published – 12/3/2011
2012 – Las Vegas (AAA): 0.333/.380/.595, 21 2B, 2 3B, 16 HR, 1 SB, 19 BB and 59 SO in 303 PA
Best Month – May: 0.367/.410/.734 in 117 PA
Worst Month – April: 0.282/.354/.424 in 93 PA

Stock Up/Down – Up and was pushing for playing time in the majors before a torn knee ligament (PCL) ended his season in June.

#36:  Yasmani Grandal – C – San Diego Padres

Profile Published – 12/2/2011
2012 – Lake Elsinore (A+): 0-7, 1 BB, 3 SO
2012 – Tuscon (AAA): 0.335/.443/.521, 18 2B, 6 HR, 37 BB and 35 SO in 235 PA
2012 – San Diego (MLB): 0.297/.394/.469, 7 2B, 1 3B, 8 HR, 31 BB and 39 SO in 226 PA
Best Month – April: 0.409/.536/.773 in 28 PA with Tuscon
Worst Month – August: 0.154/.365/.231 in 52 PA with Lake Elsinore and San Diego

Stock Up/Down – Up. He was very productive at the plate in AAA and in the majors and he’s a catcher which makes his season even more impressive.

#37:  Carlos Martinez – RHP – St. Louis Cardinals

Profile Published – 12/1/2011
2012 – Palm Beach (A+): 3.00 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 29 H, 10 BB and 34 SO in 33.0 IP
2012 – Springfield (AA): 2.90 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 62 H, 22 BB and 58 SO in 71.1 IP
Best Month – June: 11.0 IP, 12 H, 3 ER, 1 BB and 8 SO with Springfield
Worst Month – May: 11.0 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 2 BB and 11 SO with Palm Beach

Stock Up/Down – Up, improved his WHIP and walk rate while reaching AA.

#38:  Brad Peacock – RHP – Oakland Athletics

Profile Published – 11/30/2011
2012 – Sacramento (AAA): 6.01 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 147 H, 66 BB and 139 SO in 134.2 IP
Best Month -  August: 25.0 IP, 16 H, 9 ER, 14 BB and 24 SO
Worst Month – June: 19.2 IP, 31 H, 25 ER, 16 BB and 29 SO

Stock Up/Down – Down. After showing vast improvement from 2010 to 2011, he went the other way skipping right over regression and into a full out downward spiral.

#39:  Dylan Bundy – RHP – Baltimore Orioles

Profile Published – 11/29/2011
2012 – Delmarva (A): 0.00 ERA, 0.23 WHIP, 5 H, 2 BB and 40 SO in 30.0 IP
2012 – Frederick (A+): 2.84 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 48 H, 18 BB and 66 SO in 57.0 IP
2012 – Bowie (AA): 3.24 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 14 H, 8 BB and 13 SO in 16.2 IP
2012 – Baltimore (MLB): 0.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 1 H, 1 BB and 0 SO in 1.2 IP
Best Month – April: 17.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB and 25 SO with Delmarva
Worst Month – August: 28.2 IP, 23 H, 10 ER, 12 BB and 28 SO with Frederick and Bowie

Stock Up/Down – Up. Hard to find a better professional debut than this and he’s just 19!

#40:  Jake Marisnick – OF – Toronto Blue Jays

Profile Published – 11/28/2011
2012 – Dunedin (A+): 0.263/.349/.451, 18 2B, 7 3B, 6 HR, 10 SB, 26 BB and 55 SO in 306 PA
2012 – New Hampshire (AA): 0.233/.286/.336, 11 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 14 SB, 11 BB and 45 SO in 247 PA
Best Month – April: 0.281/.369/.521 with Dunedin
Worst Month – July: 0.214/.319/.282 with Dunedin and New Hampshire

Stock Up/Down – Down, not the type of season you’d expect from a Top-50 talent.

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Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks Baltimore Orioles Brad Peacock Carlos Martinez David Holmberg Dylan Bundy Jake Marisnick Jake Odorizzi Kansas City Royals Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins Oakland Athletics Philadelphia Phillies San Diego Padres St. Louis Cardinals Toronto Blue Jays Travis D'Arnaud Trevor May Yasmani Grandal

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