The 2015 season was like no other in recent memory. After once again being picked to miss the playoffs in the preseason projections, the Kansas City Royals ended up in the World Series for a second straight year, winning their first title in over 30 years. Right there next to them were the New York Mets, on the backs of their young pitching staff.
More so than in any other year of at least this century, baseball was dominated by youth. The 2015 season sported a rookie class like no other. Kris Bryant. Carlos Correa. Kyle Schwarber. Addison Russell. Joc Pederson. And the list goes on. Last season was perhaps the best rookie class in baseball history. With the influx of young talent in the game, the 2015 season was like no other.
While 2016 will not live up to the volume of impact rookies of 2015, there are still quite a few prized prospects primed to break on to the scene in 2016. Here are the top five American League Rookies to Watch in 2016.