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 weeks or two.
Already, highly regarded youngsters George Springer, Rougned Odor and Tommy La Stella are starting for their respective clubs following early season call-ups.
More recently, the St. Louis Cardinals promoted consensus top-five prospect Oscar Taveras over the weekend, while the Houston Astros gave first baseman Jon Singleton a long-term extension and brought him up Tuesday. As if on cue, both players homered in their very first big league game.
Beyond those two top young hitters, a pair of hard-throwing late-inning relievers debuted—Shae Simmons of the Atlanta Braves last week and Cam Bedrosian of the Los Angeles Angels this one—while Toronto Blue Jays righty Marcus Stroman reappeared and looked good in his first start in the majors.
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 10 of the 2014 season.