Even though there are countless prospects putting up big numbers this spring, only a select few will open the 2013 season on big-league rosters.
That could change in the upcoming weeks, though, as there are still several position battles yet to unfold. Plus, due to the World Baseball Classic and early start to spring training this year, it’s possible that an injury to a major-league player could open the door for a prospect, similar to the Chase Utley-Freddy Galvis scenario last season in the Phillies' camp.
At the same time, a handful of highly regarded prospects appear to have already secured a spot on their team’s Opening Day roster. (That’s also coming from the guy who thought Chris Archer would break camp as the Rays’ fifth starter. Whatever.)
Anyway, here’s a look at five prospects who will open the 2013 season in the majors.