Every year, virtually unknown prospects become household names by surpassing expectations in the minor leagues.
Over the last two seasons those players included the likes of Gregory Polanco, Chris Owings, Danny Salazar, Joc Pederson, Mookie Betts, Garin Cecchini and Dan Straily—each of whom has either reached the major leagues or is now considered a top-100 overall prospect.
This year’s crop of breakout prospects could be equally impressive, as there are numerous players in the low minors that project to be future major leaguers in some capacity. So, be sure to keep an eye on these potential stars during the upcoming season.
Here are my preseason picks for the 2014 prospect all-breakout team.