In today's MLB, the bullpen has become an integral step for many players hoping to find their way into the rotation. Success stories such as Alexi Ogando and C.J. Wilson have teams salivating at the prospects of converting relievers to starters.
While 2013 doesn't feature a bunch of hurlers hoping to find starts by midseason, there are still some names out there that will be making big impacts by season's end.
With a look to the 'pen, here's a breakdown of five such names hoping to be back in the rotation by midseason.