By its very definition, the word "superstar" denotes a position of power and strength. In fact, Merriam-Webster.com defines the word as "a star (as in sports or the movies) who is considered extremely talented, has great public appeal and can usually command a high salary."
MLB pitchers who fit that description would include Justin Verlander, Felix Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw, just to name a few.
But there are several young, up-and-coming MLB pitchers who threaten to become the next wave of superstars.
Here are 10 young hurlers who could be defined as superstars with a stellar 2013 season. Young pitchers are defined as being 25 years of age or younger.