The 'dream' team

Prospects with the biggest gap between current ability and future potential

Originally Published: June 20, 2012
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
Byron BuxtonMike Janes/Four Seam Images via AP ImagesThe No. 2 overall pick this year, Byron Buxton gives Twins fans a potential star.

Recently, an editor at ESPN told me he was taking his kid to a minor league game and asked which players he should keep an eye on. As he was seeing the Rangers' low Class A Hickory affiliate, one of the first players that came to mind was outfielder Jordan Akins, for whom I added a comment amount him possibly having the widest gap between the player he is and the player he has the potential to be.

That led to greater discussions about players to "dream" on, so here is the All-Dream team currently in the minors. In essence, the one prospect at each position with the largest gap between current ability and future potential. All of these players could be impact players in the big leagues, but every one of them has a long way to go and a lot of work to do.


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