The Youngest Players In Each League

With Opening Day here, we are scrutinizing the rosters to see what are the must-see teams and what teams are hoping and waiting for some promotions. With that in mind, we also decided to look at who are the youngest players in each league. While being the youngest in a league does not always ensure that a player will be a successful big leaguer, it is a pretty good indicator that a prospect has a bright future–it's much easier to have a lengthy big league career if you reach Triple-A as a 21-year-old than it is if you break into Triple-A as a 27-year-old.

UPDATE: This list is now updated now that all of the Opening Day rosters have all been finalized. The youngest player in all of full season baseball is Phillies outfielder Domingo Santana. The Phillies' No. 10 prospect coming into the season, Santana, 17, is a full year younger than anyone else in full-season ball. It's worth nothing that the Carolina League (Salvador Perez) is the only leagues where the youngest player in the league is not ranked as a Top 10 prospect in that organization.

International League
Player Team DOB
Jesus Montero Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 1989-11-28
Freddie Freeman Gwinnett Braves 1989-09-12
Dayan Viciedo Charlotte Knights 1989-03-10
Fernando Martinez Buffalo Bisons 1988-10-10
Jose Tabata Indianapolis Indians 1988-08-12
Craig Kimbrel Gwinnett Braves 1988-05-28
Chris Tillman Norfolk Tides 1988-04-15
Aroldis Chapman Louisville Bats 1988-02-28
Hector Rondon Columbus Clippers 1988-02-26
Jeanmar Gomez Columbus Clippers 1988-02-10
Pacific Coast League
Player Team DOB
Madison Bumgarner Fresno Grizzlies 1989-08-01
Trevor Reckling Salt Lake Bees 1989-05-22
Tyler Ladendorf Sacramento River Cats 1988-03-07
Hank Conger Salt Lake Bees 1988-01-29
Jhoulys Chacin Colorado Springs Sky Sox 1988-01-07
Donovan Solano Memphis Redbirds 1987-12-17
Jay Jackson Iowa Cubs 1987-10-27
Sean O'Sullivan Salt Lake Bees 1987-09-01
Greg Halman Tacoma Rainiers 1987-08-26
Logan Morrison New Orleans Zephyrs 1987-08-25
Eastern League
Player Team DOB
Jose Iglesias Portland Sea Dogs 1990-01-05
Freddy Galvis Reading Phillies 1989-11-14
Casey Kelly Portland Sea Dogs 1989-10-04
Tim Collins New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1989-08-21
Nick Noonan Richmond Flying Squirrels 1989-05-04
Deolis Guerra New Britain Rock Cats 1989-04-17
Phillippe Aumont Reading Phillies 1989-01-07
Austin Romine Trenton Thunder 1988-11-22
Tim Alderson Altoona Curve 1988-11-03
Tyson Gillies Reading Phillies 1988-10-31
Southern League
Player Team DOB
Starlin Castro Tennessee Smokies 1990-03-24
Carlos Triunfel West Tenn Diamond Jaxx 1990-02-27
Brett Lawrie Huntsville Stars 1990-01-18
Mike Stanton Jacksonville Suns 1989-11-08
Matt Dominguez Jacksonville Suns 1989-08-28
Chris Withrow Chattanooga Lookouts 1989-04-01
Mauricio Robles West Tenn Diamond Jaxx 1989-03-05
Michael Pineda West Tenn Diamond Jaxx 1989-01-18
Alejandro Sanabia Jacksonville Suns 1988-09-08
Caleb Gindl Huntsville Stars 1988-08-31
Texas League
Player Team DOB
Martin Perez Frisco RoughRiders 1991-04-04
Jordan Lyles Corpus Christi Hooks 1990-10-19
Wilin Rosario Tulsa Drillers 1989-02-23
Eduardo Sanchez Springfield (MO) Cardinals 1989-02-16
Blake Beavan Frisco RoughRiders 1989-01-17
Arnold Leon Midland RockHounds 1988-09-06
Marcus Lemon Frisco RoughRiders 1988-06-03
Pete Kozma Springfield (MO) Cardinals 1988-04-11
Simon Castro San Antonio Missions 1988-04-09
Cedric Hunter San Antonio Missions 1988-03-10
California League
Player Team DOB
Jay Austin Lancaster JetHawks 1990-08-10
Brad Dydalewicz Lancaster JetHawks 1990-03-24
Reynaldo Navarro Visalia Rawhide 1989-12-22
Tyler Chatwood Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 1989-12-16
Carlos Pimentel Bakersfield Blaze 1989-12-01
Engel Beltre Bakersfield Blaze 1989-11-01
Wilfredo Boscan Bakersfield Blaze 1989-10-26
Ross Seaton Lancaster JetHawks 1989-09-18
Rossmel Perez Visalia Rawhide 1989-08-26
Ehire Adrianza San Jose Giants 1989-08-21
Carolina League
Player Team DOB
Salvador Perez Wilmington Blue Rocks 1990-05-10
L.J. Hoes Frederick Keys 1990-03-05
Randall Delgado Myrtle Beach Pelicans 1990-02-09
Stolmy Pimentel Salem Red Sox 1990-02-01
Pete Hissey Salem Red Sox 1990-01-17
Xavier Avery Frederick Keys 1990-01-01
Oscar Tejeda Salem Red Sox 1989-12-26
Abner Abreu Kinston Indians 1989-10-24
Eric Hosmer Wilmington Blue Rocks 1989-10-24
Tim Melville Wilmington Blue Rocks 1989-10-09
Florida State League
Player Team DOB
Manuel Banuelos Tampa Yankees 1991-03-13
Anthony Gose Clearwater Threshers 1990-08-10
Danny Pertusati Jupiter Hammerheads 1990-04-27
Henderson Alvarez Dunedin Blue Jays 1990-04-18
Junior Lake Daytona Cubs 1990-03-27
Brad Hand Jupiter Hammerheads 1990-03-20
Kyle Allen St. Lucie Mets 1990-02-12
Tim Beckham Charlotte Stone Crabs 1990-01-27
Jose Ceballos Jupiter Hammerheads 1989-12-27
Tyler Pastornicky Dunedin Blue Jays 1989-12-13
Midwest League
Player Team DOB
Randal Grichuk Cedar Rapids Kernels 1991-08-13
Chris Owings South Bend Silver Hawks 1991-08-12
Mike Trout Cedar Rapids Kernels 1991-08-07
Tyler Skaggs Cedar Rapids Kernels 1991-07-13
Rymer Liriano Fort Wayne TinCaps 1991-06-20
Avisail Garcia West Michigan Whitecaps 1991-06-12
Cameron Garfield Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 1991-05-23
Jacob Turner West Michigan Whitecaps 1991-05-21
Giovanni Soto West Michigan Whitecaps 1991-05-18
Ian Krol Kane County Cougars 1991-05-09
South Atlantic League
Player Team DOB
Domingo Santana Lakewood BlueClaws 1992-08-05
Christian Bethancourt Rome Braves 1991-09-02
Wilmer Flores Savannah Sand Gnats 1991-08-06
Tommy Joseph Augusta GreenJackets 1991-07-16
Jefry Marte Savannah Sand Gnats 1991-06-21
Tanner Bushue Lexington Legends 1991-06-20
Jonathan Villar Lakewood BlueClaws 1991-05-02
Juan Silverio Kannapolis Intimidators 1991-04-18
Cesar Puello Savannah Sand Gnats 1991-04-01
Leury Garcia Hickory Crawdads 1991-03-18

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