10 Early Breakout Stars of Spring Training

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10 Early Breakout Stars of Spring Training
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Stop me if you've heard this one before: A largely unknown or inexperienced player puts up big numbers in spring training, gets fans excited...and is never heard from again during the subsequent regular season.

It's a movie that we've seen a thousand times before.

While putting any real stock into spring training performances is a foolish endeavor, it doesn't stop us from wondering "what if?"

What if this player can keep this up during the regular season?

What if this player could be the productive wild card that puts our favorite team over the top, or at the very least fills a hole that seemed destined to remain heading into spring training?

While the likelihood of most of these players sticking with their respective clubs is slim, you can never say never.

Should these players continue to produce at a high level, their teams will be faced with a difficult decision as spring training winds down.

Do they stay or do they go?

Let's take a look at who has been opening eyes through the first full week of the exhibition season.

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