The staff sees these players making big strides this season.
Examining some pitchers whose second-half ERAs belied strong peripherals to see whether a breakout 2015 might be in store.
Which players do the BP staff expect to have breakout campaigns in the coming year?
In an article that appeared last week on ESPN.com, Peter Gammons provided a list of 20 players whom respondants to an informal straw poll described as candidates for a breakout season. The list, derived from a survey of major league executives, included a mix of pitchers and hitters, five-tool talents and makeup guys, united only in their ability to tease hibernating fantasy leaguers into dreams of greener days ahead.
If one needs any reminder that lists like these are little more than a grownup’s version of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, it’s worth reviewing a similar list that Gammons produced last year.