Introducing the Next Wave of MLB Superstars Currently in the Minors

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Introducing the Next Wave of MLB Superstars Currently in the Minors
Paul Sancya
20-year-old's Francisco Lindor's defense at shortstop should lead to a long and successful career in the major leagues.

The arrival of generational stars Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Manny Machado in the major leagues during the 2012 season set a new standard for all future rookie classes.

Yet, in spite of the lofty expectations, the overall influx of young talent in the major leagues last season as a whole was more impressive than the now legendary 2012 class.

Top-ranked prospects such as Wil Myers, Jose Fernandez, Yasiel Puig, Gerrit Cole, Michael Wacha, Anthony Rendon, Zack Wheeler and Christian Yelich made immediate impacts last year upon reaching the major leagues, and they since have justified the hype ascribed to them at the onset of their respective professional careers.

However, except for Fernandez, who to everyone’s surprise opened the season in the Marlins starting rotation after pitching at High-A in 2012, all of the aforementioned players began the season in the minor leagues.

This year should be no different; there's an equally promising crop of impact prospects who enter the season already on the verge of reaching the major leagues.

Here's a look at MLB's next wave of superstars currently in the minor leagues.

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