The end of spring training is a thrilling time for everyone in Major League Baseball. Players hate the grind of playing a full month's worth of exhibition games before the real thing starts. Fans build up anticipation in preparation for Opening Day.
There are two sides to the spring training coin. The players who have performed well want to get going so they can carry their momentum into real games, helping their team to a playoff berth and potentially a championship.
On the other side of the equation, players who haven't put up numbers want to get the regular season started so they can put the month of March in their rearview mirror and prove that what happens in spring training is irrelevant.
With just one week left to go before teams set their rosters and the 162-game season starts, we offer a look at the hottest and coldest players in baseball. It's a list that includes a combination of proven veterans and top prospects, to show both sides of the spectrum.
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