Former Big-Name Prospects Making Waves in 2016 Spring Training

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Former Big-Name Prospects Making Waves in 2016 Spring Training
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Established veterans shaking off the rust and heralded prospects trying to make an impression alongside big league talent—that's generally the storyline during spring training.

But what about the guys who fall somewhere in between?

Each team has a handful of players fighting for a spot on the 25-man roster, and mixed in with those bubble guys there are always at least a few former top prospects who are still trying to break through.

Not all highly touted prospects pan out, but the flops don't simply disappear either.

Even if a former top prospect doesn't live up to his lofty billing, he's still capable of carving out a role at the MLB level and enjoying a productive career.

With that in mind, what follows is a look at 10 former big-name prospects who are making waves this spring.

In order to qualify for inclusion, a player had to have appeared at some point among the top 10 prospects in an organization, according to Baseball America.

Since the focus here is on post-hype guys, they must also no longer appear among their team's top 10 prospects heading into the 2016 season.

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