Posted July 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
Flip on any highlight show and you're almost sure to see them, with those peach-fuzz faces and boyish features beneath their big league caps. Mike Trout makes a diving catch on the warning track. Manny Machado whacks another double into the corner at Camden Yards. Bryce Harper belts a tape-measure home run or barrels into a catcher ... or an outfield fence ... or whatever stands in his way. The next generation of baseball stars has arrived - straight from the senior prom, it seems - and these guys are changing the complexion of the grand ol' game. Derek Jeter is 39 and injured, left off the All-Star team for the first time in eight years. Matt Harvey is 24 and merciless, with a polished array of breaking pitches to complement 98 mph heat. ''There's definitely a different breed of ballplayer coming out,'' Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''This seems to be one of those cycles where a lot of young players are flashing quick.'' No kidding. Trout and Harper, the Roo...
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