One Player from Each MLB Team Who Could Emerge from Shadows in 2014

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One Player from Each MLB Team Who Could Emerge from Shadows in 2014
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David Robertson has the challenge of replacing legendary closer Mariano Rivera.

The MLB offseason brings change for every team, as veteran players depart via free agent, accept part-time positions or elect retirement.

That opens the door for younger, cheaper talent to emerge from their shadows.

Throughout 2014, watch as top prospects and international signings take advantage of their major league debuts and 2013's standout rookies try to graduate to stardom. This coming summer will also allow underappreciated role players to prove themselves in high-leverage situations.

The opportunities have finally come for the following guys to translate their high upside into production.

 

*All stats provided by Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs unless otherwise specified.

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