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Rich Arleo

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 9: Junior Lake #21 of the Chicago Cubs hits an RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on August 9, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cubs Hope Junior Lake Bridges Gap To Major Youth Movement

The Cubs lost 96 games last season. Young outfielder Junior Lake looks to be part of the turnaround.

03/20/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 4: Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds steals second base ahead of the throw to Kolten Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 14th inning of the game at Great American Ball Park on September 4, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cardinals won 5-4 in 16 innings.

Reds’ Billy Hamilton Will Be Off And Running

Cincinnati Reds center fielder, Billy Hamilton, has the kind of speed that can break records.

03/18/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 09: Gerrit Cole #45 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 9, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri.

Pirates Have Future Ace In Gerrit Cole

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole put up impressive stats late last year. Can he hold up the whole season?

03/17/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 27: Kolten Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after being picked off at first by Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox in the ninth inning to end Game Four of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. The Red Sox defeated the Cardinals 4-2.

Cardinals Give Kolten Wong Another Shot At Second

Kolten Wong struggled at the plate for the Cardinals in 2013. Consistent at-bats might be the answer.

03/16/2014

FUKUOKA, JAPAN - MARCH 04: Infielder Jose Abreu #79 of Cuba hits a grand slam homer in the bottom half of the fifth inning during the World Baseball Classic First Round Group A game between Cuba and China at Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome on March 4, 2013 in Fukuoka, Japan.

Can Cuban Slugger Jose Abreu Turn Around The White Sox?

Hard-hitting Jose Abreu, a recent Cuban defector, becomes the new White Sox first baseman.

03/15/2014

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Oswaldo Arcia #31 of the Minnesota Twins hits an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on September 22, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Twins’ Oswaldo Arcia Should Develop With Experience

Oswaldo Arcia was a bright spot for the Twins in 2013. Can he hold down a corner outfield spot this season?

03/14/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 17: Starting pitcher Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals sits in the dugout in the fifth inning during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium on September 17, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Royals’ Yordano Ventura Looks To Harness Blazing Fastball

The Royals are hoping Yordano Ventura, their young fireballer, can transition from thrower to pitcher.

03/13/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 8: Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Mets during the second inning of their game on September 8, 2013 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Mets defeated the Indians 2-1.

Indians’ Young Righty Danny Salazar Flies Under The Radar

The Indians’ Danny Salazar doesn’t get much hype. But 2014 could be his breakout season.

03/12/2014

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 13: Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Drew Smyly Cements Tigers’ Rotation As Lone Lefty

Drew Smyly, a strong setup man in the Tigers’ bullpen, moves back into the starting rotation.

03/11/2014

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 9: Christian Yelich #21 of the Miami Marlins heads to the on-deck circle against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 9, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Christian Yelich Gives Marlins Power And Speed Atop Lineup

The Marlins look to the 22-year-old Christian Yelich to lead off and start in left field.

03/10/2014

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