The 2015 MLB season saw one of the greatest rookie classes ever. In both leagues, several new stars made huge splashes almost immediately upon their promotion to the majors and in some cases helped fuel their teams’ deep playoff runs. Top prospects like Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa, Noah Syndergaard, and Francisco Lindor became household names while previous unknowns such as Matt Duffy blossomed into key parts of their big league clubs.
Although history tells us that 2016’s class of fresh-faced major leaguers likely won’t be as incredible as last year’s, there’s still no shortage of intriguing names. Here are a few major-league-ready prospects that could have a big impact this season.