Teams with the Most MLB-Ready Prospect Talent for 2013

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Teams with the Most MLB-Ready Prospect Talent for 2013
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Even though he will likely start the year in the minors, Oscar Taveras will soon be a fixture in the Cardinals lineup.

As spring training comes to a close, teams are making final decisions on their 25-man rosters for the regular season. As nice as it would be for teams to rely on just the players they take from Arizona or Florida, we know that is not realistic. 

Since players will get hurt or perform below expectations, teams will have to dip into their farm systems to call up a player who can serve as either a stop-gap or seize the moment to get the starting job that their considerable talent suggests they should have. 

But as teams are forced to make decisions on talent, one really big key for going into the farm system to find it is how ready players are to make an impact at the big league level. There are some teams with loaded farm systems whose best prospects aren't ready for The Show. 

In an ideal world, a team's best prospects will make it through the system at the same pace and make it to the majors at the same time to open the window for contention or push the current team into contention. 

While that may not necessarily be the case with all the teams on this list, here is a look at the clubs that have the most Major League-ready talent for this season. These could be players who will start the season with the team out of spring training, come up around midseason or get a look in September. 

A number of things could prevent a prospect from getting called up during the season—perhaps the team doesn't feel he is ready, or the roster is so deep it doesn't need additional help—but that doesn't mean there isn't someone waiting in the wings for his opportunity. 

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