Odds of All 30 MLB Team's Top Prospect in Spring Camp Making 2014 Impact

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Odds of All 30 MLB Team's Top Prospect in Spring Camp Making 2014 Impact
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Now that we are in the throes of spring training, all eyes are going to be focused on the top prospects for all 30 Major League Baseball teams and how soon their impact can be felt. 

It makes sense these young players are a focal point of the exhibition season, because teams, like prospects, breed optimism. Everyone believes if one or two things break the right way, they could make a run like the 2013 Boston Red Sox. 

Of course, we are talking about players who range between the ages of 19-24, so they are volatile. You will hear about a development plan and potential arrival times for prospects, but you can't force a player into a situation before he is ready. 

For the top players in each team's system, we thought it would be appropriate to provide fair, honest odds to evaluate their potential impact in the big leagues this season. 

A number of factors were considered when putting the odds together, including age, highest level played at, present and future skills, injury history (if a pitcher had Tommy John surgery last July, for instance, he's going to have the longest odds) and players in the big leagues blocking his path. 

With that in mind, here is how things will shake out for the top prospects in baseball when the 2014 season begins. 

Note: All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference unless otherwise noted. 

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