In 2010, Joey Votto erupted for .324 AVG, 37 HR, 113 RBI, 106 runs and 1.024 OPS on his way to the National League MVP.
It's easy to list guys with breakout potential this season, as so many young players are in line for major playing time, but what if we assembled a team of breakout stars?
To make this team, a player is expected to significantly increase his value over the course of the 2011 season. It's not enough to hit a couple more home runs or steal a few more bases. This team is looking for the Joey Votto (2010), Ben Zobrist (2009) and Dustin Pedroia (2008) of 2011 at every position.
The projected numbers at the bottom are fairly optimistic, but they are absolutely possible, and the numbers a breakout season would produce for each.