Casual sports fans often say that they don't like or pay attention to the Major League Baseball draft because they don't have the patience or desire to wait for the players to make it to the big leagues.
Fans are happy to see these players on their team when they get called up but have no interest in following them through the minor leagues and tracking their progress.
In an effort to service those who are missing out on one of the best parts of baseball in this age of endless prospect coverage, we want to offer some insight on the players taken in the 2013 MLB draft (June 6-8) who will be in the big leagues within one year.
It takes special talent to make the leap from the draft to the big leagues—as well as team needs—but a few big-time players can handle that assignment with little trouble at all.
Here are the players ready to step into the big leagues by 2015.