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Grantland/Jonah Keri: MLB's Super Sweet 16 Prospects Coming to a Pennant Race Near You

With that in mind, we decided to count down the 16 players most likely to impact those races — the Machados, if you will. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Includes Marteen (#15), MIKE OLT! (#12) and Profar clocks in at #5. 5. Jurickson Profar (Rangers) The no. 1 prospect in baseball according to several sources, Profar has an excellent glove, hits for average and extra bases, runs well, and happens to play shortstop; that's the recipe for a future seven-win player. He also doesn't turn 20 until Wednesday, the Rangers have the very able of combination of Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler up the middle, and GM Jon Daniels has a firm grasp on development curves and optimal usage of young talent. "We're not interested in having a young prospect sit on the bench and play 30 games over the course of the season," he said recently. On another team, Profar could add a no. 1 (or at least no. 2) 2013 impact projection to his top-dog status on prospect lists. As is, he'll wait for an injury, a slump, a role change — anything to get his deep, deep toolkit into a starting major league job.

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