Short-season standouts

Don't forget about these 2011 picks just starting their pro careers

Updated: July 11, 2012, 12:11 PM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
Bubba StarlingJohn Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT/Getty ImagesBubba Starling can now sign autographs somewhere besides the Royals' spring training complex.

With the short-season leagues beginning in June, it's a nice reminder that not every prospect is a Bryce Harper or a Mike Trout who will get to the big leagues in no time. For most, it's a slow and steady process with any number of bumps in the road along the way. For many 2011 draftees, the short-season leagues represent their first chance to show up in box scores, so here's an all "Don't You Forget About Me" team comprised of some high picks from last June who are just getting their careers going.