Eric Hosmer, we assumed, would be held back. He'd get his requisite 250 at bats in Triple-A, and his arbitration clock wouldn't be wound up just yet. But his bat is too much for the minors, and he forced his way to Kansas City.
Keith Law takes an early-season look at his Top 25 prospects. Thus far, of the guys who cracked the top 10, there are no glaring voids in terms of performance. And at the top, two gifted players are still ahead of schedule.