Prospects are the future of Amerca's pastime and in the long run, ultimately make or break an organization.
Highly touted prospects of reeling teams can give fanbases that glimmer of hope again.
Or in some cases, it can be depressing to look back upon those former promising farmhands that were once traded away in deals that now look so awful on paper and leave one asking what could have been.
As the grinding season of major-league baseball progresses, these emerging prospects are put under the microscope for further analysis to help project where they'll end up and when - and most importantly, what kind of numbers they'll be putting up when they get there.
Here are ten minor-league position players who could make an impact in the near future at the major-league level.