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MLB Prospect Watch: 10 Players on the Verge of Being Called Up
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Among top prospects, the Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco might make the biggest impact, but he might not arrive first.

In the past week alone, Detroit Tigers lefty Robbie Ray, Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman and Los Angeles Angels first baseman C.J. Cron became the latest prospects called up, following in the wake of the Houston Astros' George Springer, who debuted last month. All of which raises the question: Who's next?

With the Super Two deadline nearing—it typically falls somewhere around late May to mid-June—baseball is about to see a plethora of prospects promoted.

Here, then, is a look at a batch of 10 young stars who are on the verge of making it to the majors. They're as close as they are to getting the call because of their current performance in the minors—or lack thereof by or injury to the player(s) ahead of them on the depth chart at the big league level.

Here's the wrinkle: Instead of ranking these prospects based on their talent, they're listed in order of estimated time of arrival, from latest to earliest. The one thing these impact young'uns all have in common? They should be making it to The Show over the next month.

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