“There are three types of baseball players …
those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.”
— Tommy Lasorda


They’re the “Up-and-Comers,” ten young players ready to reach the next big level in the MLB this season. They have the talent and they have the skill to become All-Stars and MVPs, and Cy Young Award candidates. These are the ball players who are making it happen.

Austin Barnes | Catcher LA Dogers

Andrew Benintendi | OF Boston Red Sox

 Luis Castillo | RHP Cincinnati Reds

Matt Chapman | 3B Oakland Athletics

Mike Clevinger | RHP Cleveland Indians

Josh Hader | LHP Milwaukee Brewers

 Ketel Marte | SS Arizona Diamondbacks

Eddie Rosario | OF Minnesota Twins

Blake Snell | LHP Tampa Bay Rays

Luke Weaver | RHP St. Louis Cardinals

Lead Photo, Andrew Benintendi, Outfielder for the Boston Red Sox. Photos courtesy MLB