Seattle Mariners: 5 Low-Key Players Who Will Explode in 2012

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Seattle Mariners: 5 Low-Key Players Who Will Explode in 2012

For the last few years, the Seattle Mariners have been defined by two players—hitting machine Ichiro Suzuki and their ace Felix Hernandez.

After a rough 2011 season in which the Mariners finished last in the AL West with a record of 67-95, management decided it was time to shake things up when they traded promising starter Michael Pineda to the Yankees for young slugger Jesus Montero and starter Hector Noesi.

Pineda looked very promising as the second starter, but the Mariners need to produce some runs—the team finished last in the division in runs scored last year.

The road to the top of the AL West will be a tough one for the Mariners, who will have to go through perennial favorites Texas and Los Angeles. These five players have mostly flown under the radar, but they are each in a good position to have breakout seasons, and could fuel an unlikely run at the playoffs for the Mariners in 2012.

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