For every Buster Posey, Mike Trout, Dom Brown and Brandon Belt who made it to the majors, there's dozens of prospects like Bryce Harper, Jose Iglesias, Jesus Montero and Desmond Jennings honing their craft in the minors.
Baseball's minor league are filled with superstars of tomorrow. There are so many elite prospects either building their tools or waiting for their chance to shine on the biggest stage of all.
Some are greener than others, while a handful of players could contribute tomorrow if an injury struck. Most are a year or two away.
Baseball America recently posted their own top 50 minor league players. I decided to expand on it with a more detailed analysis of each club's top prospect.
A club isn't made or broke by the annual draft, but there's something to be said for a team that nurtures its talent and reaps the rewards. I love seeing homegrown talent shine, just as much as I hate to see a young fan favorite shipped off for the hot hitter of the day.
I get to spend hours watching, reading about and speaking with baseball prospects. Here's my breakdown of some of the best young Minor League players in the game, along with when I think they'll be seeing some time in the majors.
Baseball's rookie eligibility has helped shape this list, so current major leaguers or players who have exceeded the quota of innings or at-bats to be considered for a rookie award are out.