MLB Rookies Who Will Have Biggest Impact in 2013

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MLB Rookies Who Will Have Biggest Impact in 2013
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Mike Trout makes contact with the ball against Seattle, Oct. 1. Trout went on to win the American League Rookie of the Year.

Last season featured a pair of sensational rookies in Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels.  

Both were named Rookie of the Year in their respective leagues. According to, Harper, who blasted 22 home runs and tallied 59 RBI, finished last season with the most wins above replacement (5.0) of any player at his age or younger since 1900.

Trout was overwhelming in his rookie season, posting a .326 average with 30 home runs while leading the major leagues with 49 stolen bases.

With 2012 in the books, who will be the next rookie sensation? Which rookie will launch his major league career in thrilling fashion? Who will take home the Rookie of the Year hardware this season? Moreover, which rookies are capable of making a big splash in the majors this year?

There are a number of candidates capable of fitting the part, and those who make their respective clubs will have a chance to do what Harper and Trout accomplished in 2012. 

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