We can all agree that the 2012 Dodgers were a massive disappointment—at least after the mega-trade spree following the All-Star break. But there was a silver lining.
Out of nowhere, Luis Cruz emerged to be a solid everyday third baseman. From the depths of mediocrity, catcher A.J. Ellis became an on-base machine. Shawn Tolleson moved up to the big league bullpen full-time and became a dependable big-situation reliever.
Most teams have their fair share of breakout players every season, and those were three for the Dodgers in 2012. With a rich, new roster, will the Dodgers find a few more diamonds in the rough this season?
The following five players seem most likely to break out in a big way next year.