Creating a 25-Man Roster of MLB's Future Superstars

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Creating a 25-Man Roster of MLB's Future Superstars
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There are two boxes a player must check to become an MLB superstar. 

First, he has to be unusually talented on the field. Second, that skill needs to translate to that player developing an exceptionally high profile around the game.

Since the following 25-man roster consists of futurenot currentsuperstars, only prospects and players with less than one year of MLB service time have been included. That means there won't be any sightings of Jose Fernandez. 

You also won't find Masahiro Tanaka on this team because the New York Yankees' right-hander is already such a prominent figure both nationally and internationally. Plus, even if he's not a superstar on the field just yet, he's certainly getting paid like one. 

The following squad consists of 11 pitchers and 14 position players. The idea was to build a team that could actually compete in a game, which means some of the standouts will be out of position. In particular, I had to get creative with the bullpen because it's almost impossible for a middle reliever to ascend to superstar status.

Now, let's take a look at who made the cut.

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