Unknown MLB Players Who Will Have Breakthrough Years in 2014

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Unknown MLB Players Who Will Have Breakthrough Years in 2014
Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Every year, a handful of players across Major League Baseball emerge from relative obscurity to become key contributors for their respective teams and household names to baseball fans across the country.

The breakout performance of guys like Chris Davis and Matt Harvey stole the headlines, but those two were relatively well-known around the league heading into the 2013 season.

On the other hand, the likes of Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura, Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson, Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin and Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma were all relatively unknown leaguewide heading into the year and emerged as stars.

So who could step up this season and announce themselves to the baseball world? Here is a look at five guys who may not be known to everyday baseball fans outside of their home cities but could see that change in 2014.

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