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Seven best young lineups heading into 2017 MLB season

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Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

Perhaps the best part of an otherwise meaningless spring training game (other than having baseball back in our lives), is seeing your team’s future up close.

For some, that future will come to fruition this season. Top prospects like left fielder Andrew Benintendi in Boston and shortstop J.P. Crawford in Philadelphia are set to make an impact in the majors for the first time.

This list looks at teams with the most young talent to offer. Ironically, it features a few teams that are already considered playoff contenders, such as the Chicago Cubs. That speaks to how well those organizations have been run. It’s not easy to win a title and have talent left over, or be young enough to think about a dynasty. But the Cubs have done just that.

Of course, there are also teams like the Philadelphia Phillies, who finally have something to look forward to after years of hopelessness. Rebuilding is a long and arduous process, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Without further ado, here are the seven best young lineups coming into the 2017 season.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.