It’s finally February! And while I’m sure you’re all extremely excited for Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day and the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, the real reason we all look forward to the second month of the year is simple: spring training. 

Yeah, I know. Spring training is great, but it only means we’re still more than a month away from meaningful games. But just like other preseasons, a handful of highly touted prospects will likely use the next few months to prove they belong on the Opening Day roster. 

The following slides will highlight some of those youngsters who could potentially force their way onto the first 25-man roster of the 2015 season.

I am by no means saying the following prospects will 100 percent make the team out of camp. But strong showings before we get to April would make it difficult for their respective clubs to send them back to the minors.

Naturally, there are more than a few pitchers on this list. Daniel Norris and Carlos Rodon headline the hurlers who could expedite their journeys to The Show, while the much-hyped Kris Bryant will also have an opportunity to start the season in the big leagues.

Let’s dive in.

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