It's a long way to the 2013 Rookie of the Year awards, but it's never too early begin predicting the front-runners. We're nearly two weeks into this young season, and a crop of youngsters has already separated itself from the rest of the field.
Notable ROY award favorites Wil Myers, Jurickson Profar and Oscar Taveras have begun the season at the Triple-A level, and fellow standout Adam Eaton sits on the disabled list.
This leaves the door wide open for the following five players to make their marks.
It may be a roller coaster of a season—jumping up and down between the majors and minors, seeing significant time on the bench, etc.—but these five studs have already made their presence known.