"Superstar talent" is a phrase that gets thrown around too often in baseball, especially when it comes to prospects.
Everyone hears about the ceiling for their favorite team's best minor leaguer and just assumes that is the kind of player they will turn into. But things are never as black and white as all that.
If it was, there would be a lot more great players in the sport than there are.
As we look through the minors right now, there is a clear divide between the best of best and everyone else. That is not a slight on anyone—just a statement of how great the top tier of the prospect world is at the moment.
What we wanted to do is round up all the players in the minors who have true superstar talent, as well as a better-than-zero chance they will actually reach it. These are players who will be on All-Star teams for a decade and win, or be in the conversation, for MVP and Cy Young awards.
That is the bar we are looking at.
Without further ado, here is a look at the next great wave of superstars floating around in the minors right now.
Note: All stats courtesy of MiLB.com and prospect rankings courtesy of B/R's Mike Rosenbaum's Top 100 Prospect list released in February.