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5 Surprising Players Who Will Be Big Impacts for the Red Sox in 2013
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Will Middlebrooks and Cody Ross surprised many and had breakout seasons in 2012.

The Red Sox had several surprising players who made big impacts for the team in 2012.

Will Middlebrooks emerged as a promising, power-hitting third baseman during Kevin Youkilis’ struggles.

Cody Ross hit very well at home and against left-handed pitching, as he outperformed his inexpensive one-year, $3 million contract.

Junichi Tazawa dominated out of the bullpen and posted a mere 1.43 ERA last season.

Franklin Morales was a great middle reliever and stepped up as a spot starter toward the end of the season.

Lastly, Pedro Ciriaco crushed the ball against the Yankees and rose to the occasion during the flux of injuries to the infield.

Five more players will rise to the occasion and outperform their expectations in 2013. None of them are high-profile players, but they will make a big impact for the Red Sox this upcoming season.

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