The 2014 Minor League Baseball season is only a week old, yet there are already stellar performances being put forth by key prospects at every level.
Due to the uncertain, volatile nature of prospects—especially when they start a new level—there is always a concern that they will be overwhelmed by the quality of the competition they are set to face. There's a gradual progression, both in pitching and hitting, that must be dealt with at each rung of the ladder.
Sometimes, though, there is just something to be said for natural talent playing up. Every MLB team wants to build a farm system that can churn out talent year after year, but some are better at adding and acquiring it than others.
Whatever the overall look of a farm system is, we have found a player from each team who has shined bright in the very early going of the 2014 season. Some of these are names that fans are familiar with, and others are names you should know, but all warrant inclusion on this list.