Baseball in 2013 is certainly a sight for sore eyes, but position players often gripe that spring training is just too long. While its purpose is to get players back into the swing of things (no pun intended), after a few weeks it's viewed merely as a formality.
Yes, spring training is designed mostly to get pitchers enough reps before the commencement of the regular season, but it is also a time to evaluate young talent. Twenty-plus spots on the roster are virtually guaranteed. But it's the individuals who must fight and claw for the remaining seats—that is what makes spring training intriguing.
If there's anything exciting about meaningless exhibition games in February/March, this is it.
With plenty of youngsters at big league camp in Fort Myers, Florida, fans can only wonder if there will be any "under the radar" breakout players in 2013.
Let's take a look at which players have the best chance of making that happen.