It's difficult to predict who might emerge from a good season to a great season, let alone contend for an MVP or Cy Young Award, but MLB has several players on the rise who could reach such heights.
Let's break it down by position and put together an all-breakout team for 2013.
Who will develop from a top prospect into a major league contributor? Who could make the jump from contributor to star?
Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen and New York Mets' R.A. Dickey were two players who emerged as breakout stars.
McCutchen was a candidate for National League MVP through most of the season, while Dickey went on to win the NL Cy Young Award.
Who will be this year's McCutchen? Who looks like the next Dickey?
All of the following players could make a notable impact in 2013 from their respective positions, and there very well could be an MVP or Cy Young candidate among them.