25 Jaw-Dropping Minor League Prospects Closest to "Can't-Miss" Status

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25 Jaw-Dropping Minor League Prospects Closest to
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Attaining "can't-miss" prospect status is incredibly difficult.

Derek Jeter didn't have it, nor did Albert Pujols, although it came (and went) pretty easily to failed big-leaguers Matt Antonelli, Sean Burroughs and Brien Taylor.

Not every player whose star shines so brightly, so early, has the sustainable power to keep the light burning for years to come. Chances are, some of the players on this list won't even crack their team's big-league rosters in the next two or three years.

Heck, some of them might fall off the face of the earth after this season, and we'll never hear from them again.

There's also that slight chance, however, that some of these prospects will toss aside their "can't-miss" status and ascend into the stratosphere where current big-league stars such as Evan Longoria, Buster Posey and Prince Fielder eat, sleep and homer.

Here's my best guess on which ones will have staying power.

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