Under-the-Radar Players from Each MLB Team Who Could Have Big 2013 Impact

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Under-the-Radar Players from Each MLB Team Who Could Have Big 2013 Impact
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Look for David Phelps to have a big impact on the New York Yankees' starting rotation.

Over an extended period of time, it’s not always the ace atop the starting rotation or the slugger in the heart of the lineup who makes the difference between winning and losing.

Role players are constant factors in the formula for success, and some are relatively unknown. For the purpose of this article, let’s deem these players “under the radar.” We’re looking for players who are going to make an impact, but aren’t necessarily All-Stars or household names—or perhaps just don't get the attention they deserve.

There are players on each team who are going to be difference-makers through Major League Baseball in 2013, and it’s time to try and recognize who they are.

 

*All statistics were obtained via FanGraphs unless otherwise noted. All roster and injury information was obtained via Baseball Prospectus. All contract information was obtained via Cot’s Contracts.

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