Spring training is a golden opportunity for MLB prospects in the high minors to propel themselves to the next level. Those included on the 40-man roster might break camp with the major league club if they sustain current hot streaks.
The World Baseball Classic has enticed many veterans to compete internationally, which in turn gets these younger players more exhibition action. Even so, veterans trying to get into their regular-season routines still hog starting jobs.
Therefore, the sole focus for the following budding stars should be maximizing production whenever possible.
The quantity of their appearances is out of their control, but quality will make their peers and coaches pay attention.
*All stats current entering March 7.