The start of the minor league season on Thursday means that things are about to heat up on the prospect front.
Many of baseball's top-ranked prospects are set to open the season in the high minors, and it might not take long for some of them to prove worthy of at least an audition in the major leagues. At the same time, there's also a collection of young, high-ceiling players that could find themselves in a similar position at this time next year.
In anticipation of what will be an exciting and overall great year for prospects, we've put together a team (and even added a few extra spots) of the future stars to follow closely this season, with the only requirement being that the player has yet to reach the major leagues. Basically, these are the prospects we expect to be stars in roughly three to five years, if not sooner.
Here is Major League Baseball's All-Future Team.