Dustin Ackley, who will be 23 when spring training rolls around, is a 2B prospect for the Seattle Mariners.
Ackley may be best known for being the guy drafted after someone named Stephen Strasburg. However, many believe that in most years, Ackley would have been a number one overall type talent.
His season in the minors was a little disappointing for his kind of talent. Ackley hit a combined .267, with seven home runs and a .775 OPS.
Some of his limited production may be due to Ackley being move to one of the more demanding defensive positions in baseball, 2B, which coaches have said he has responded well to.
Look for Ackley to make his debut with the Mariners right out of spring training, as the Mariners may be able to move Chone Figgens back to 3B where he is obviously more comfortable.
Ackley has been playing currently in the off-season Arizona Fall League and has been dominant. He is currently hitting .424 with four home runs, 19 RBI's, five stolen bases, and a 1.338 OPS. Wow is the word that comes to my mind.
Domonic Brown, 23, is a big time outfield prospect for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Brown had been stuck in the minors behind the great outfield the Phillies have been able to field the last couple seasons, but with Jason Werth most definitely departing this off-season, Brown will likely find himself playing everyday.
Brown made his debut as a September call up last season, and didn't play great, but it was a good learning experience for the youngster. He even got some playoff at bats in October.
Brown played great in the minors before being called up. Brown hit .327 with 20 Home Runs, 17 stolen bases, and a .980 OPS. He also brings great range to the outfield with his speed.
Brown will likely win the starting spot out of spring training, and should contend for NL Rookie of the Year.
Brett Jackson, 22, is an left handed outfield prospect for the Chicago Cubs.
Jackson has been blocked by the overpaid, and under performing Alfonso Soriano. But the growing sentiment seems to be towards giving Jackson the opportunity to win a spot in the outfield next season.
Jackson has had a great season in the minors. He hit a combined .297, with 12 home runs, and 30 stolen bases. He brings great speed on the base paths and range in the outfield. He may need to cut down on the strikeouts before the coaching staff is ready to hand him the starting gig, as he had 126 this season.
Look for Jackson to debut early in 2011, and if he plays well enough, may end up playing regularly by June.
Chris Carter, who will be 24 when spring training starts, is an OF prospect for the Oakland A's.
Carter has been tearing through the minor leagues and could add much needed offense for a team loaded with young pitching.
Carter hit .258 with 31 Home Runs, 94 RBI's, and a .894 OPS this season in the minors. He was called up in September to the A's, and was historically bad, going over 30 at bats before his first hit in the majors. But don't expect that to last.
Carter should be a perennial 30 Home Run hitter for the A's, and will likely be the starting LF straight out of spring training.