AL East: 2014 Impact Prospects

C.J. Riefenhauser, Joe Maddon

Over the last few years, young players have become more important than ever before. Teams are emphasizing the draft and international free agency, developing their prospects into useful big leaguers, and siging them to long-term contract extensions through their prime years. It’s not just one or two clubs doing it anymore. Every club is in on it.

So, with that in mind, we’re going to look at some prospects who have the potential to come up and be an impact player for their team in 2014.


Blue Jays – RHP Marcus Stroman

Orioles – 2B/SS Jonathan Schoop

Rays – LHP C.J. Riefenhauser

Red Sox – SS Xander Bogaerts

Yankees – RHP Dellin Betances

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