MLB players most likely to break out in 2017

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MLB players most likely to break out in 2017

The arrival of spring training is a time to be optimistic for many high-upside players who showed signs of a breakout last season. So who are the most likely candidates to burst onto the scene and become household names in 2017?

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QUIZ: Name the most frequent designated hitter for the American League teams

Since the American League’s implementation of the Designated Hitter Rule in 1973, American League teams have featured a number of great hitters at the non-fielding lineup position. Can you name each franchise’s most frequent DH by number of games played?

Clue: Team-Number of games as DH/Years active

Note: The Milwaukee Brewers are included because of their American League affiliation until 1997 and the Houston Astros are not included having only been in the league since 2013.

* denotes non-consecutive years played with the team.

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BAL-602 1993-2000*
Harold Baines
BOS-1750 2003-2016
David Ortiz
NYY-404 1983-1985
Don Baylor
TAM-245 2003-2008
Jonny Gomes
TOR-394 2006-2014
Adam Lind
CHW-959 1990-2005
Frank Thomas
CLE-958 2003-2012
Travis Hafner
DET-608 2011-2016
Victor Martinez
KCR-1426 1973-1987
Hal McRae
MIN-406 1973-1976
Tony Oliva
MIL-417 1978-1992
Paul Molitor
LAA-598 1978-1990
Brian Downing
OAK-428 1984-1986
Dave Kingman
SEA-1403 1987-2004
Edgar Martinez
TEX-388 1982-1988
Larry Parrish
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