It has been awhile since I did a recap of the minor league teams. The last one I did was Bradenton. After that I got all the data together for the Altoona and Indianapolis recaps, then experienced something every blogger has experienced at some point in time. My computer was wiped, I lost the data and the articles, and had no desire to immediately do all the work again. I kept putting off the recaps until I got to the point where I needed them for the 2013 Prospect Guide. So here we resume the series with the 2012 Altoona recap. Indianapolis will come tomorrow, and the Dominican Leagues will finish things off over the weekend.
Altoona had several interesting hitting prospects throughout the year, but not many players who rank as top prospects in the system. Robbie Grossman was the top hitting prospect at the level to start the year, but was eventually traded to Houston in the Wandy Rodriguez deal.
Tony Sanchez returned to Altoona at the start of the season, and was prom...