Finally, baseball is back.
While spring training games do not count, it is still a very exciting time for the fans. We get to see our team’s top prospects play on the big stage for the first time. The highly sought-after free agents our teams signed make their first appearances with their respective ball clubs. There is also that new face on every team—the player nobody expected to hear about that performs so admirably that he earns a roster spot out of nowhere.
This year is no different.
Numerous top prospects have already had sparkling debuts, many middle-aged prospects are taking advantage of that final opportunity to make a team, and superstars like Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder have seamlessly transitioned into their new organizations.
Even though we are less than a week into spring training, here is a list of 30 players—one from each MLB team—that have made the greatest impressions so far.