The 2014 MLB draft is just over a week away, and two members of the 2013 draft class have already made their major league debuts: Cleveland’s Kyle Crockett (fourth round) and Detroit’s Corey Knebel (first round).

It’s kind of a big deal to make it to The Show less than a year after being drafted, though it’s far from unheard of.

By the time the 2013 draft rolled around, five members of the 2012 class had reached the major leagues, including St. Louis’ Michael Wacha and Baltimore’s Kevin Gausman.

While it’s unlikely that last year’s draft class will see three more players reach The Show over the next eight days, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a handful of players close to making a difference for the teams that selected them.

Here’s a look at five players who could be coming to a ballpark near you sooner rather than later.


Unless otherwise noted, all statistics and draft information courtesy of Baseball-Reference and current through games of May 26.




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