As the 2011 MLB season winds down this week with the conclusion of the World Series, teams have already started looking ahead to next season, with an eye towards evaluating their talent at the minor league level.
As each team assesses their needs, a determination will made as to who to invite to big league camp next spring. For many teams, power hitters are always a need for the meat of the batting order, so prospects will be looking to impress as much as possible.
It certainly worked last year in the case of Mark Trumbo, a power hitting prospect for the Los Angeles Angels who ended up winning the Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award.
We will attempt to identify each team’s power hitting prospect at the minor league level who could possibly make an impact, even as early as next season.