With spring training gradually winding down, teams have been busily cutting players (mostly prospects) from big league camp as they come closer toward finalizing a 25-man roster.
As a result, battles for remaining roster spots have finally taken shape. And, surprisingly, there’s a decent-sized contingent of prospects who are seemingly still in the mix to open the regular season with their respective organization.
While players such as Xander Bogaerts, Nick Castellanos and Yordano Ventura have already established themselves as locks for an Opening Day roster, there are other prospects, such as Chris Owings, Stefen Romero and Mike Olt, who have survived camp longer than expected.
But do they actually stand a chance at making the 25-man roster?
Here are my predictions for the top prospects from each team who will open the 2014 season in the major leagues.
All stats courtesy of MLB.com.
Roster projections courtesy of MLBDepthCharts.com, unless otherwise noted.