Last year we saw many rookies come up and directly affect their respective teams.
Every year there are top prospects but recently we have seen prospects evolve. In this day and age with computers and cell phones, things spread quickly.
People all around the world hear about the top prospects now.
There were hyped prospects in the past, but now it is a whole different ball game. The MLB now airs the MLB Amateur Draft on TV and fans are getting to know more and more about these young players.
With that said, there are always stand-out prospects. A rookie coming up from the minors can inject new life into some teams.
Buster Posey most recently did it with the San Fransisco Giants last year—Posey made an immediate impact with the Giants and helped lead them to a World Series title.
We will see a lot of rookies affect their teams in 2011.
Here are five prospects who could have a big impact in 2011.