One of the most exciting parts of any MLB season is the arrival of some of the game's top prospects who represent the next generation of stars.
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The Seattle Mariners' Jarred Kelenic has already gotten the call this year after starting the season as a consensus top-10 prospect, and there are plenty more highly regarded young players set to take the league by storm.
Ahead we've highlighted 10 players who occupy spots on Bleacher Report's updated Top 100 prospect list and are poised to make their debuts.
The focus was on those who have not yet debuted, so the Miami Marlins' Sixto Sanchez and Jesus Sanchez, the San Francisco Giants' Joey Bart, the New York Yankees' Deivi Garcia, the Mariners' Taylor Trammell and the Los Angeles Angels' Jo Adell were not part of the conversation.
These players were selected based on their developmental tracks, production and paths to playing time in the big leagues.
CF Jarren Duran, Boston Red Sox
B/R Prospect Rank: 96
The Boston Red Sox selected Jarren Duran in the seventh round of the 2018 draft, and it did not take him long to look like one of the steals of that class.
He hit .357/.394/.516 with 28 extra-base hits and 24 steals in 67 games between Low-A and Single-A that year, he moved into the upper tier of position players in the Boston system with an equally impressive first full season in the organization in 2019 (132 G, .303/.367/.408, 37 XBH, 46 SB).
Since they drafted Duran, the Red Sox have traded Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi and let Jackie Bradley Jr. walk in free agency, leaving a far clearer path to a long-term spot in the outfield.
The 24-year-old was hitting .278/.366/.625 with seven home runs in 18 games for Triple-A Worcester before taking a leave to join Team USA for the Olympic qualifying tournament.
The tournament runs from Monday to June 5, and Durran could get the call shortly after he returns to Triple-A.
RHP Jhoan Duran, Minnesota Twins
B/R Prospect Rank: 78
The Minnesota Twins rotation has tallied just 13 quality starts in 49 games and ranks 20th in the majors with a 4.39 ERA that has been propped up by the contributions of Jose Berrios (10 GS, 3.67 ERA) and Michael Pineda (8 GS, 2.62 ERA).
Eight pitchers have already started at least one game, and that number will almost certainly grow as the Twins continue to work toward righting the ship after a disastrous start.
Jhoan Duran stands as the best pitching prospect in the system and arguably the most MLB-ready option among the team's upper-level arms.
The 23-year-old allowed just one hit while striking out eight in four scoreless innings in his most recent start for Triple-A St. Paul, and he piled up 136 strikeouts in 115 innings between High-A and Double-A in 2019.
With a 70-grade fastball that regularly touches triple digits, a lethal splitter, a curveball that has developed into a viable third offering and a 6'5", 230-pound frame, Duran checks all the boxes to make an immediate impact.
SS Tyler Freeman, Cleveland
B/R Prospect Rank: 74
Despite the fact that Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario were the centerpieces of the return package in the deal in which the New York Mets acquired Francisco Lindor, there's still a chance neither of them is Cleveland's shortstop of the future.
That title may belong to Tyler Freeman.
The 22-year-old is a .323/.384/.447 hitter in 1,073 plate appearances in the minors since he was selected in the second round of the 2017 draft, and he has a .958 OPS through 18 games this year in his first taste of Double-A.
Freeman's only standout skill is a 60-grade hit tool, but he is rock solid across the board with the defensive chops to stick at shortstop, and there's enough meat on the bone at the plate for him to make an impact even if he maxes out at 15 home runs per year.
Unless Gimenez gets hot at Triple-A Columbus or Rosario figures things out in the majors, expect Freeman to get his chance before the season comes to a close.
LHP Nick Lodolo, Cincinnati Reds
B/R Prospect Rank: 70
The first pitcher chosen in the 2019 draft, at No. 7 overall, Nick Lodolo joined the Cincinnati Reds organization as one of the most polished collegiate pitchers in years.
The 6'6", 205-pound left-hander opted against signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates as the No. 41 pick in the 2016 draft and boosted his stock considerably with a stellar junior season at TCU in 2019.
He kept rolling in his pro debut with a 2.45 ERA and a pristine 30-to-0 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 18.1 innings between rookie ball and Single-A, and he was moved aggressively up the ladder to Double-A on this side of the canceled 2020 season.
With three above-average pitches and 60-grade control, he has been a man among boys through his first four starts, posting a 0.40 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in 22.2 innings while holding opposing hitters to a .167 batting average.
The 23-year-old is polished enough to skip Triple-A, and it's not out of the question that he will debut before the All-Star break.