As the Arizona Diamondbacks continue their 2012 spring training preseason, fans of the 2011 NL West champs will note that at 4-9, the D-Backs aren't exactly tearing it up in the Cactus League.
For many teams, spring training is a time to give youngsters a chance—to see how organization prospects fare in a semi-MLB-caliber game.
The Texas Rangers' 3-8 record is not indicative of the two-time defending AL Champs' chances in 2012, and neither is the Diamondbacks' early losing streak.
The Diamondbacks have many exciting prospects waiting in the wings at Triple-A and even below, including some youngsters who received spring training invites this year to show the big-league club their capabilities.
There is a reason coaches sit outside of the dugout during spring training. Separated from the players, coaches can freely discuss performances and especially those young prospects who could become the next Paul Goldschmidt.
Including some spring training invitees and some still waiting for that March call-up opportunity, these are the Diamondbacks' 10 prospects most likely to have a real impact on the MLB stage by 2015.