A new season brings new hope and new opportunities to every MLB team.
Every year there are guys on a team that you expect to produce and guys who come out of nowhere to carry their ball club.
Matt Kemp will continue his quest to become the best player in baseball while young prospects like Mike Trout are just hoping to get a chance to prove themselves at the major league level.
Top prospects make the list as well, even though they might not start the year at the major league level. Matt Moore and Bryce Harper make the list for their respective teams as prospects who will shine this season.
Beyond prospects, MLB has numerous guys in their third and fourth year who are at that point in their lives where their career is going to be defined.
Will their one area that is flawed be fixed in 2012 or will they teeter on simply being a good player and not become elite.
Or how about second-year players that have a great rookie season behind them and are looking to somehow follow it up? Is it possible for some of these guys to build upon greatness?
All questions will be answered throughout the 2012 season.
The players on this list signify the year that they are going to have and the importance to their team.
Mike Stanton tops the list to be the most impressive and important player in 2012.