The odd nature of Joba Chamberlain’s injury got us thinking how athletes from all sports tend to suffer from weird injuries.
Gamel has performed very well in the minors over the course of his career. Over the last two years at Triple-A, he’s put up OPS’s of .898 and .912, respectively.
As he adds more power and refines the other parts of his game, Starlin Castro will become the face of a rebuilding Cubs franchise.
After leading the minor leagues with a 1.73 ERA in 2010, Brandon Beachy earned the Braves’ fifth starter role and pitched like an ace throughout the year.
The new-look Marlins will have no shortage of storylines over the next few years, but Logan Morrison might be getting the most press of anyone.
Jordan Zimmermann will be a big piece of a Washington team that is only going to get better over the next few years.
If Neftali Feliz can stay healthy, he has upside as a true ace for the Rangers’ rotation.
Peter Bourjos proved to be one of the most productive center fielders in the game last season, hitting for decent average and surprising power considering his lean frame.
The Indians’ Jason Kipnis may not be a stud in one particular facet of the game, but his well-rounded offense at second base gives him a high ceiling.
In a year or two, Eric Hosmer could be an important piece of a Royals team that will likely be contending in the American League Central.
Even without being a 200-inning starter, Chris Sale has a chance to make a great impact on the White Sox this season.
A first-round pick by the Blue Jays in 2006, Travis Snider came up through the ranks with big expectations. His minor league career was no disappointment but his Major League play certainly has been.
Ryan Kalish underwent a shoulder procedure in November, but he could be ready to play come May, giving him five months to make an impact on the big league squad.
Michael Pineda has the potential to develop into a true No. 1 starter. As it stands right now, he might already be the Bombers’ second-best hurler.