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We recommended several sleepers/breakouts that came through in 2016 including Jackie Bradley, Lonnie Chisenhall, Álex Colomé, CJ Cron, Zach Davies, Anthony DeSclafani, Jarrod Dyson, Kevin Gausman, Rich Hill, Raisel Iglesias, Jung Ho Kang, Jake Lamb, Kenta Maeda, Starling Marte, Carlos Martinez, Stephen Matz, Brad Miller, Jake Odorizzi, Stephen Piscotty, Rick Porcello, Tanner Roark, Joe Ross, Addison Russell, Jonathan Schoop, Travis Shaw, Noah Syndergaard, Trevor Story, Trea Turner, Devon Travis and Jonathan Villar.
Others like Kyle Bundy, Adam Conley, Yasmani Grandal, Randall Grichuck, Kendall Graveman Daniel Norris, Aaron Nola, Jose Peraza, Jorge Polanco, Blake Snell and Yordano Ventura showed a lot of promise. We also touted rookies Josh Bell, Alex Bregman, David Dahl, Nomar Mazara, Andrew Benintendi, Gary Sanchez and Corey Seager… Thank you subscribers and all visitors!
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