30 Players: Garcia Still Has Breakout Potential For White SoxFor a player with parts of three Major Leagues seasons on his resume, it’s still relatively unknown what kind of big league player Avisail Garcia will be.
30 Players: Royals Have Special Arm In Brandon FinneganVery few 21-year-old athletes have been on more of a rollercoaster in the past year than Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan. He became the first player to pitch in the College World Series and MLB World Series in the same year.
30 Players: Vargas Brings Serious Power Potential To TwinsThe Twins have two of the top prospects in baseball in their farm system in Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, but they'll probably start the season in the Minors. Until they reach MLB, the club can still be excited by the arrival of Vargas, who right at the start of 2015 should bring a pure power presence the Twins were really lacking for much of last season.
30 Players: Lindor A Superstar In The Making For IndiansDrafted in the first round of the 2011 Draft eighth overall as a 17-year-old, Lindor has rapidly risen through the Tribe’s Minor League system and he appears to be on the cusp of the Major Leagues at just 21 years old … though his Indians’ debut won’t come right away.
30 Players: d’Arnaud Ready To Build On Late Surge For MetsThe Mets were hoping they had acquired their catcher of the future when they traded for d'Arnaud in 2013. After a slow start to his Mets career he broke out late last season and looks poised for a big year this season.
30 Players: Ozuna Provides Stability In Center Field For MiamiIt’s not often a 23-year-old marches into the Major Leagues and puts up the numbers Marcell Ozuna did in 2014. You can blame the relative obscurity of a 77-win Miami Marlins team, but that doesn’t change the fact that Ozuna is one of the more talented young outfielders in the game and should continue to blossom in an improved lineup in 2015.
30 Players: Detroit Tigers Hope Iglesias Is Fully Recovered From InjuriesSS Jose Iglesias had a breakout year in 2013, but it’s been a tough road for the promising young shortstop. A healthy return could be huge for Iglesias and the Tigers in 2015.
30 Players: Bethancourt’s Time Is Now Behind The Plate For Atlanta BravesWhile Gattis’ questionable catcher skills were a big reason he was jettisoned, the presence of prospect Christian Bethancourt was another, and the timing was right to give the 23-year-old the chance in 2015.
30 Players: Storen Entering Make-Or-Break Season With NationalsNormally, a player entering his sixth full season in the bigs has too much experience for a list like this, but digging deeper, Drew Storen fits here. The Nationals on paper are stacked, with established studs in their rotation from top to bottom and starters set at each position on the field.
30 Players: Giles Primed To Close Games For Philadelphia PhilliesA trade is more likely to come midseason, if at all, but the Phillies can feel confident that when the time comes, Ken Giles is waiting in the wings.
30 Players: Aaron Sanchez May Be Best Bet As Blue Jays CloserSometimes it’s best not to mess with a good thing, and Aaron Sanchez in the back end of the Blue Jays’ bullpen near the end of the 2014 season was a very good thing.
30 Players: Eovaldi Should Bloom At Back End Of Yankees RotationWith a rotation spot likely, Eovaldi will have every chance to become a stud in New York.
30 Players: Jonathan Schoop’s Development At Plate Key For OriolesSchoop has been with the organization since he was 17 years old and taken time to develop. He’s a natural in the field, but never showed much at the plate aside from some slightly above average power for the position and just a bit of speed.
30 Players: Souza Has Tools To Impress For Tampa Bay RaysMost baseball fans likely know Steven Souza from the unbelievable, no-hitter-saving catch he made in the final game of the regular season for the Nationals last year.
30 Players: Red Sox Hope Rusney Castillo’s Talent Translates To BigsAside from elite prospects, it’s not often that a player with only 10 games of MLB experience comes into Spring Training with an almost guaranteed spot in the starting lineup.