Your teams breakout of the year...
Just wanted some input from everyone on the player you think will finally take that next big step. Doesn't have to be a superstar status, just marked improvement.
For the Rangers, I think it is Leonys Martin. He has been a great player in the minors, Texas invested a lot in him, and this is the year they start to see it pay off.
Domonic Brown. But thats only if he gets at least 400 AB
Scott Feldman, I think the transition to the NL will do wonders for him. Baker should benefit, too.
He has ace stuff and i think he takes a huge step forward towards being a top of the rotation guy this season.
I dont really see a breakout star on the Cardinals. I think you know what you get from each starter.
the only person i would say would be Matt Carpenter if he gets a legit shot at 2B and can handle the position, or finds a different way to get 350-450 AB's.
Pitching-wise, Shelby miller once he cracks the rotation
Tough call for the Red Sox. Doubront I would say. Maybe Lavarnway I guess if Salty is traded, and I pray he is.
Nice of Feldmen to help the local baker.
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I'd guess Brett Lawrie for the Blue Jays. I was kinda surprised he didn't do it last year but it's likely coming sooner or later.
Brandon Belt. Had a great last two months of the season and should break out finally being the everyday first baseman.
| .372 AVG | 0 HR | 2 RBI | 6 SB | .438 OBP | .442 SLG | .394 wOBA |
Starlin Castro is going to put up his first .800 OPS season. Something like .300/.350/.450 with 15 HRs and 35 2Bs.
Red Sox: I'm not really sure there's a great candidate for this. Middlebrooks certainly didn't ease himself onto the scene, so I doubt he can be a "breakout" candidate. Kalish already is banged up. Maybe Doubrount? I certainly think he'll improve upon last year's numbers. Doubt he "breaks out" though.
Pirates: Starling Marte.
For the Orioles, I'm going with Nolan Reimold. If healthy i think he will hit at least 25 homers. If he is hurt, I'll go with Bundy then. I think he will be an ace from the get go.
Ike Davis and Matt Harvey. Harvey is the man.
You sir, you have won. Now that I look at it again, well played.