Spring training is a rite of passage for all of the greats.
Some experience it when they're young, while others can take a while to break with the big league camp.
In 2011, as an 18-year-old, Bryce Harper is experiencing spring training for the first time.
Baseball's top prospect (or second best, depending on who you ask) is a transcendent talent. His ceiling is as high as any player throughout baseball.
No matter their skill level, however, every player goes into spring training with certain expectations for the upcoming season.
The individual teams only expect spring training to provide hope.
What follows is a list of 30 players, each of whom provide hope for their respective clubs either now or for the future.
Some are prospects near the top of their organization's young player rankings. Some are post-hype talents giving it one last go with their current team.
Fewer are players who merely have interesting storylines as we move through March.
Combined, their stories help to make up the convoluted world that is talent evaluation in Major League Baseball.
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