MLB All-Star Game 2012: 15 Minor Leaguers Who'll Be All-Stars Within 5 Years

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MLB All-Star Game 2012: 15 Minor Leaguers Who'll Be All-Stars Within 5 Years
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OF Oscar Taveras (St. Louis Cardinals)

For prospect enthusiasts like myself, this year’s MLB All-Star game has the potential to be especially memorable, with a record five rookies—Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Wade Miley, Yu Darvish and Ryan Cook—slated to get in the game.

However, just because tonight’s contest features baseball’s No. 1 and No. 2 preseason prospects, don’t expect there to be a lack of up-and-coming talent in the 2013 Midsummer Classic.

In fact, over the next five years—granted, some players will debut earlier than others—the MLB All-Star game has the potential to feature a steady influx of highly-touted, top-ranked prospects.

Therefore, before we are all swept up in the excitement later tonight, I thought that I’d take a look at 15 prospects who have the potential to be big league All-Stars within the next five years.

Now, I didn’t necessarily pick all the logical or sexy choices. Rather, I selected the players that I believe will reach the major leagues within the next two or three years and have the potential to be All-Stars in their first seasons.

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