Originally posted on SportsBlooded  |  Last updated 4/20/12

It’s only a couple weeks into the 2012 MLB season, but we’re already seeing a couple of players who are making an impact on their teams as rookies. Two of the more intriguing rookies are international transfers Yu Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes. Darvish has filled in nicely into the Texas Rangers rotation, posting a 2-0 record with a 3.57 era in 3 starts. Cespedes has shown off his power for the Oakland Athletics, hitting 4 HR and driving in 12 runs in 13 games. As expected, his average at .222 is much lower than his .300+ career Cuban average, but expect that number to climb as he gets more acclimated to Major League pitching.

A couple of other players making the most of their rookie seasons are Baltimore Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen and Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart. Both players are filling much needed holes on their teams. For more info on how MLB rookies...

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