Teenage hitters who were pushed aggressively early. Recently drafted pitchers with something to prove. The Appalachian League was the launching point for some of the Minors' most prominent prospects of the past decade.
Twice a week, MiLB.com's Toolshed series features news, stats and stories about baseball's top prospects from a variety of angles, getting fans closer to the game's next wave of incredible talent.
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Toolshed: 60-man player pools worth following
Padres, Tigers, Rays boast talented prospects on new-look rosters