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MLB 2012 Preview: 30 Exciting Prospects to Watch This Spring
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Spring training is just a month away. Pitchers and catchers report in around three weeks, position players report a couple days after that and then the team workouts begin. Once they are underway, scrimmages and games are the only thing standing in the way of Opening Day.

There are plenty of young players eager to impress this season. For some, this opportunity is a chance to make the major league roster, but for most, it will be about the experience of being there and becoming accustomed with the way the top stars on the team handle themselves and prepare for the new campaign.

If nothing else, the camp for those who have no chance of making the big club this year will help them when they return next season. They won't be as nervous about the novelty of being the new kid in the locker room, and hopefully it will help them focus on their performance rather than trying to fit in in unfamiliar surroundings.

Some of these guys are appearing in their first big league camp, others may have been here in 2010 or 2011. Here are 30 young guys to watch in spring training and minor league camps.

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