The first six weeks of the high school/prep baseball season offered freshmen many opportunities to contribute to varsity rosters across New England.
For a freshman, playing time isn't always a reflection of an individual's ability. Sometimes, even the most talented freshmen get assigned to junior varsity rosters on particularly strong programs, due to the depth and talent of the upperclassmen.
Still, some of New England's top freshmen have emerged as immediate contributors who may factor in conference and state championship runs in the weeks to come.
Here's a look at 20 impact freshmen who have made immediate contributions to varsity rosters this spring.