Ever since David Price’s shut-down relief pitching a few years ago in the ALCS, teams have become more dependent on hot-shot prospects down the stretch.

And you just know that’s going to be the case this season, especially with the sustained success of the rookie class of 2010, that includes Stephen Strasburg, Carlos Santana, and the possibly playoff-bound Buster Posey, Mike Leake, and Jason Heyward.

But aside from those big names, there’s several of lesser known ones that could end up playing huge roles this September for the stretch run, and on into October, once playoff baseball arrives.

Here are ten of the likeliest bets to arrive and make a major impact.

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