Young players will cause below-average teams to look forward to their futures and make veterans expendable on current contenders.
These four players will stand above the rest of baseball's blue-chip talents:
Eric Hosmer, 1B, Kansas City Royals
Hosmer will eventually be the best first baseman in baseball. That will not happen this year, but he will show he is destined for stardom.
Hosmer hits for average and power. He shows great patience at the place and will continue to develop as he sees more pitches.
Defensively, Hosmer is elite. He has excellent range and instincts.
The Royals have one of the best young crops of players in baseball. Hosmer is the centerpiece and should be coveted by fantasy baseball owners.
He will eventually hit between 30 and 40 home runs and knock in 100 runs while hitting above .300.