Under-the-Radar MLB Position Battles That Will Have Big 2014 Impact

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Under-the-Radar MLB Position Battles That Will Have Big 2014 Impact
Associated Press
Taveras will try to force his way into the Cardinals' starting lineup this spring.

Every team will enter camp with at least a handful of decisions to make in regards to its Opening Day roster. Certain position battles, however, could have a much bigger impact on the 2014 season than others.

While these spring battles might not all be highly publicized, players slated for a backup role or the minor leagues could take advantage of an opportunity this spring and work their way into much bigger plans than originally anticipated by their respective team. Some players, in particular, have the potential to turn that spring training competition victory into a breakout season.

Here are six under-the-radar position battles that could have a big impact on the 2014 season.

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