04/05/2013 08:46 am ET

Which Young Baseball Players Could Break Out In 2013? | : Marc Normandin Article

There is no questioning the importance of young talent in baseball today. With contract values for free agents skyrocketing and teams falling over themselves to extend the productive players they bring up on their own, young talent is even more important than usual. As teams have come to recognize that an inexpensive, cost-controlled prospect just might be worth pushing to the bigs in his early or mid 20s instead of paying for a veteran free agent to do the same job, we've seen what seems like an endless stream of talent pour out of the minors and into the majors.

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