Mariners Hope Jesus Montero Can Live Up To Lofty ExpectationsLook for Jesus Montero to take a step forward this year, possibly to the All-Star level that many saw in him as he came up through the minors.
A.J. Griffin Part Of Athletics' Young, High-Potential Starting PitchingIf the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.
Rangers Look To Leonys Martin To Fill Opening In OutfieldNow at 25 years old, Leonys Martin has to deal with an unenviable burden: replacing Josh Hamilton in the Rangers’ lineup.
Angels' Mike Trout Best All-Around Player In MajorsSimply put, Mike Trout was the best player in the game in 2012.
Zach McAllister Gives Indians Innings Eater In RotationZach McAllister should break 200 if he stays healthy this year, which will be a boon to the back end of the Tribe’s rotation.
Twins' Liam Hendricks Will Look To Lean On Secondry Pitches To SucceedIf Liam Hendriks sticks in the Majors, he could be a role model for hundreds of up-and-coming players trying to make it from down under.
Salvador Perez Gives Royals Rare Offense At CatcherThere’s a new age of offensive catchers coming up through the ranks of the big leagues, and Salvador Perez is part of that movement.
Tigers Relying On Bruce Rondon To Bolster Back Of BullpenThe 22-year-old right-hander dominated three levels of the minors last year, earning Detroit’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award.
Dayan Viciedo Is Power Presence For White SoxDayan Viciedo will likely hit behind Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko in Robin Ventura’s lineup – a middle of the order that could combine for 100 dingers under the right circumstances.
Matt Moore Must Step Up In Rays RotationComing into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
Orioles' Manny Machado Has Tools To Be Eventual MVPThose are minor quibbles with Manny Machado’s game. For a 20-year-old, he is extremely impressive.
Blue Jays' Brett Lawrie Looking To Improve On Lackluster YearFully healthy and with a good amount of experience under his belt, Brett Lawrie is fully capable of putting a season similar to that composite line.
Red Sox Will Rely On Will Middlebrooks To Be Middle-Of-The-Order BatWill Middlebrooks has evolved from the glove-only third baseman he once was into a much more well-rounded player who presents a legitimate threat at the plate.
David Phelps Will Be Important Piece For Yankees PitchingWhether as a starter or a reliever, David Phelps will likely be an integral part of the Yankees.
Cameron Maybin Improves Production After Setting Career Highs For PadresFor the Padres, Cameron Maybin set a career high in nearly every offensive category, sometimes by fantastic margins.