The 2014 season has already seen a collection of notable prospects receive promotions to the major leagues. Undoubtedly, there are many, many more to come. And soon.
In fact, with the Super Two target deadline approaching (likely around mid-June), there should be plenty of promotions of primo prospects over the next two or three weeks.
Already, highly regarded youngsters George Springer, C.J. Cron and Rougned Odor are each starting for their respective clubs following early season call-ups.
On Wednesday, the Atlanta Braves finally gave in and promoted Tommy La Stella to help with their lack of production at second base, as Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Prior to that, the Detroit Tigers brought up reliever Corey Knebel, their top pick last June, while the Los Angeles Dodgers dipped down to Double-A to call up infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena, signed over the winter for $25 million out of Cuba. Both made their debuts last week.
It shouldn't be long until other impact talents join the mix.
So, who will be the next to reach the major leagues? In order to predict estimated times of arrival in the majors this season, we've classified prospects using the following scale:
Red: September call-up at best
Orange: Second-half call-up
Yellow: Call-up within a month
Green: Call-up within a week/call-up is imminent
Here's a look at the prospect call-up report for Week 9 of the 2014 season.