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If 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.
There’s a new age of offensive catchers coming up through the ranks of the big leagues, and Salvador Perez is part of that movement.
The 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 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.
Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
Those are minor quibbles with Manny Machado’s game. For a 20-year-old, he is extremely impressive.
Fully 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.
Will 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.
Whether as a starter or a reliever, David Phelps will likely be an integral part of the Yankees.
For the Padres, Cameron Maybin set a career high in nearly every offensive category, sometimes by fantastic margins.