Every year a select handful of young major leaguers emerge onto the scene and flash so much talent and potential that it becomes impossible to ignore. These ballplayers can come from any number of routes as well.
A few are young guns who got a taste of the major leagues and flourished early while some come straight from the minors and light the world on fire. These players generally are highly regarded, but never counted on.
Every talent evaluator knows these guys and die-hard fans will swear they watched them develop from the very first time they threw a uniform on in the minors.
I'm going to take a quick look at five such players and try to predict what types of numbers they are capable of in the upcoming season.
Don't mistake this for a fantasy baseball article, rather it should be read with the understanding that these are five young men who I feel are ready to show they belong in the majors this season.
Look for these guys to be prominent in your box scores this season and you can sure plan on them helping their respective squads fill some seats as well.