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Top 15 rookies set to make an impact for fantasy owners in 2017

Fantasy owners can't always count on young players with little to no major league experience, but the benefits of gambling on their upside can sometimes provide significant rewards.<p>Here is a look at USA TODAY Sports’ top 15 rookies heading into the season:<p><b>1. Andrew Benintendi, OF, Boston Red Sox:</b> …

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8 Young Players on the Verge of Becoming MLB Superstars

Major League Baseball isn't hurting for young superstars. There's that one guy named Trout. And the guy named Harper. And Machado. And Betts. And Syndergaard. And so on.<p>But you know what? It never hurts to have <i>more</i> young superstars. And it so happens that MLB isn't hurting for young players who are …

Fantasy Baseball 2017: Stat Predictons for the Top 10 Players Per Position

The start of spring training is still several weeks away, but it's never too soon to start planning for this year's fantasy baseball draft.<p>With that in mind, ahead we've taken a crack at projecting the top 10 performers at each position, complete with a full prediction for what their rotisserie …

Lesser-Known MLB Players Who Will Have Breakthrough Years in 2017

Each season, we are treated to a handful of out-of-nowhere breakout performances from around Major League Baseball as lesser-known players become significant contributors.<p>Position players like Aledmys Diaz (STL), Adam Duvall (CIN), Jake Lamb (ARI), Brad Miller (TB), Trevor Story (COL) and Jonathan …