10 Hitting Prospects Ready to Take the Largest Leaps in 2013

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10 Hitting Prospects Ready to Take the Largest Leaps in 2013
Delino DeShields, Jr., 2b (Astros): After a disappointing full-season debut in 2011, DeShields batted .287/.389/.428 with 44 extra-base hits and 101 stolen bases over both Class-A levels. // Photo courtesy of MiLB.com

Each season there are lower-level position prospects who turn in a breakout offense campaign, and as a result, narrow the gap between their present ability and future potential.

Typically, it’s a player who has battled injuries early in his career or simply a young, unrefined hitter who suddenly puts everything together (hit and power utility, plate discipline, secondary skills).

Therefore, I’ve identified 10 position prospects who I believe will gain invaluable experience and take a huge step forward with their overall offensive performance in 2013.

Since some of these players already rank within their organization’s top 10 prospects, I’ve included scouting notes from their original profile.

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