In today's MLB, most teams can't spend with the Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers. While the big spenders are signing monster contracts of over $100 million for five or more years, small-market teams like the Tampa Bay Rays have figured out how to compete with their main talent coming straight from their farm system.
Every year, players such as Mike Trout or Bryce Harper burst on the scene and not only make huge impacts for their respective teams, but are also cost-controlled. For example, Tim Lincecum won two Cy Young awards before he was eligible for free agency.
More and more teams have put a greater focus on their farm systems and the game has gotten younger with more top prospects coming up every season. Here is a list of the top prospects most likely to burst on the scene in 2013.