Every player who does not start the year on the 25-man roster will be out to prove that they belong in the major leagues. That's the goal for every minor leaguer after all: to make it to The Show.
Some players, however, have more on the line than others. For the ten players in this article, 2013 will be a tipping point in their careers. They could either put themselves firmly back on track to be successful major league contributors or they could fall farther behind other prospects.
Something to keep in mind: this list is skewing toward players who have been around a little longer or have made it farther up the organizational ladder. That is not to say that players slated for Lake County have nothing to prove, just that, outside of more extreme cases, I see them as having more time.
Or, to put it another way, players who have been around longer have the book written on them. Thus, if that book is showing some flaws, they have more on the line in 2013.
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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