For every David Price and Evan Longoria (players who were superstars from the day they were drafted), there's about a hundred Robinson Canos.
The Canos of the world struggle to garner attention as they slave away in the minor leagues (six seasons in his case) and then reap all the benefits once they reach the majors, and their true talent is finally exposed.
Last year, Los Angeles Angels' slugger Mark Trumbo came in this Cano-type form.
The hulking first baseman almost locked down American League Rookie of the Year honors with an incredible campaign (29 HR, 87 RBI), one that came after languishing for six seasons in the minors.
So who will be this year's Robinson Cano/Mark Trumbo?
Or for that matter, who are the players that have that kind of potential: to go from minor league afterthought to big-league superstar?
Let's take a look.