Spring training is upon us, meaning another MLB season is on its way. Every season a new crop of stars comes around and alters the balance of the league.
There are no sure things when dealing with prospects. Some "can't miss" blue-chippers never amount to anything (see: Brien Taylor). Other players come out of nowhere and become Hall of Famers (see: Albert Pujols).
Last year we saw a wealth of NL rookies make an immediate impact on their respective teams.
Tommy Hanson got the call in June and pitched "lights out" baseball from then on. Many argued that the Braves would have made the postseason had Hanson started the season in the "Bigs."
Chris Coghlan won NL Rookie of the Year honors after hitting .372 after the All-Star break. Coghlan carried on the Marlins' tradition of hot prospects making a difference.
The Pirates had a fire sale last season, trading away the majority of their lineup and entrusting the future of the offense to a rookie class that included Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones.
McCutchen led the team in runs and steals despite not getting called up until June. Jones led all rookies in home runs and slugging.
Here are 10 youngsters looking to make the leap to the big leagues this season. Keep an eye out for these names, as they may be around for quite a while. Also, don't forget to check out the American League rookie watch that is currently posted.