New York Yankees: 5 Prospects Who Will Play Major Roles Next Season

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New York Yankees: 5 Prospects Who Will Play Major Roles Next Season
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Derek Jeter (left) and Andy Pettitte (right) were once young prospects looking for a shot in the big leagues before embarking on their illustrious careers.

Every year, the Yankees outspend almost every other team in baseball in payroll and are known for their extravagant free-agent purchases. Players like Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and CC Sabathia have agreed to long-term contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. 

With the Yankees filling the field with All-Star players (last year their everyday starting lineup had an All-Star or former All-Star at every position), there isn't much room for youth and impact from their farm system. 

However, that doesn't mean that their farm system isn't or hasn't been strong with numerous prospects ready to contribute. The Bronx Bombers' age and new restrictive spending rules given by principal owner Hal Steinbrenner will surely make more and more space for the Yankees' young guns to make an impact at the major league level. 

Here is a list of five prospects who will have an impact in 2013. 

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