With 25-man rosters set and the 2013 season now underway, there’s no question that this year’s extra-long spring training helped a large contingent of prospects break camp in the major leagues.
While players such as Shelby Miller and Adam Eaton were considered early favorites to make their team’s Opening Day roster, others forced their organization to make a difficult decision in the final days of camp.
Regarded as a long shot to make the team, Jackie Bradley Jr. gave the Red Sox no choice but to start the season with him in left field. Similarly, with Brian McCann on the disabled list to begin the season, 26-year-old Evan Gattis mashed his way into a reserve role with the Braves. However, those are only a few examples.
Here’s a look at the top 25 prospects opening the 2013 season in the major leagues.