American League Rookie of the Year candidates will be plentiful for the 2013 season. Several young prospects saw brief looks with their major league clubs late last season while others look to make their mark in the big leagues starting this spring.
Here are five names to watch out for who could be vying for Rookie of the Year Award honors at the end of the season.
1. Danny Hultzen: Seattle Mariners
Selected by the Mariners with the second overall pick in the 2011 MLB draft, left-handed pitcher Danny Hultzen made a strong debut in his first professional season. He posted a 3.05 ERA in 25 starts between Double-A and Triple-A ball last year, striking out 136 batters in 124 innings.
Hultzen will be vying for the final spot in Seattle’s starting rotation this spring. With a high-90s fastball and solid secondary pitches, Hultzen could eventually become a strong left-handed complement to current Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.
2. Dylan Bundy: Baltimore Orioles
Another promising pitcher sele...