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MLB Prospects Who Are Early Favorites in Spring Training Position Battles
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Julio Teheran will have a chance to put his 2011 struggles behind him.

Teams usually are reluctant to break camp with a young, inexperienced prospect as an everyday player on the big league roster. Instead, they prefer to send them to Double- or Triple-A for a few months to avoid an extra year of arbitration down the road, and ensure that the player is promoted to the major leagues in a controlled environment.

However, there are numerous prospects who will have the opportunity to make an Opening Day roster and, if all goes as planned, spend the entire season in the major leagues.

Here’s a look at five prospects who are early favorites to win a spot on their team’s Opening Day roster.

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