The 2013 season has already featured promotions of many of the game’s top-ranked prospects to the major leagues. And now that service time is no longer a concern for most teams, the arrival of more young talent during the second half is imminent.
While the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is still a few weeks away, the halfway point of the minor league season has already come and gone. For teams that handled their top prospects conservatively to begin the season, the second half offers an opportunity to challenge them at more advanced levels, with the goal of furthering their development and gauging their proximity to the major leagues.
Therefore, the flurry of promotions over the last two weeks throughout the minor leagues shouldn’t have come as a surprise.
But which prospects should we expect to see in the Show this season? Here’s a look a five prospects likely to receive a second-half promotion.