Aw man! What happened to all my savvy rookie pick-ups on Draft Day?

Every year, the fantasy baseball community goes bonkers over the minor league hopefuls and potential rookie impact players. We talk about them all winter long, citing skill set and potential path to the majors, and once spring training opens, the prospect hounds of dynasty leagues, keeper leagues and even those in re-draft leagues with an eye on the second half begin salivating with every successful at-bat. Unfortunately though, the path to the majors isn’t always clear and most clubs are unwilling to start a youngster’s arbitration clock too soon. For every one Jonathan Schoop getting an opportunity in April, there are dozens of other highly-touted prospects who we won’t see until late-May at the earliest. Most, we probably won’t even see until the second half.

But injuries happens, veterans decline and pitchers implode, so there are definitely some prospects who we will actually see sooner than later....

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