Young talent dominates the current MLB landscape, with Mike Trout and Bryce Harper leading the way in their respective leagues and an influx of fledgling stars in 2015.

This year’s NL Rookie of the Year race is stacking up to be an absolute dogfight over the final two months of the season, and there is no shortage of young standouts in the American League, led by the man pictured above: Carlos Correa.

With so many first-year players making their presence known around the league, we’ve decided to take a closer look at the rookie class and who among them projects as a legitimate future star.

First, we narrowed down the rookie crop to the top 25 so far this season:

  • Who Was Considered?: Players appear based on their all-around offensive production, defensive contributions and what they have meant to the success of their respective teams.

From there, we broke down each player based on what he’s done so far this year and what he projects to do going forward:

  • What Is a Star?: For the sake of this article, a “star” player is considered someone who is consistently among the best in the league at his respective position and one of the primary producers for his respective team. Minor league track record, positive- and negative-regression indicators as well as physical tools all played a part in predicting a player’s future standing.

So, who from this impressive 2015 rookie class will be starring in this league in the near future? Let’s find out.

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