San Francisco Giants fans probably shouldn't expect the next Buster Posey or Madison Bumgarner to emerge from 2013's rookie crop. But the Class of 2013 should still supply some valuable role players and possibly even a starting outfielder.
Part of the problem is that the Giants don't have any blue-chip prospects. The other problem is that they will enter the new season with just about the same team that won the 2012 World Series.
The re-signings of outfielder Angel Pagan and second baseman Marco Scutaro, while great for the franchise, make it difficult for some of the Giants' better prospects to crack the lineup.
But over the course of a long season, stuff happens. So San Francisco will inevitably call upon some of its youngsters to step up.
Here are six prospects who could contribute to the team in 2013.