Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 2/6/13
The 2013 rookie class may not have Mike Trout or Bryce Harper, but this is still a strong first-year group with the potential to make an impact this season. Trout's season spoiled what many expected from rookies, but the players below are the types of lottery tickets we all chase on draft day hoping for a big prize. Talent does not always win out because opportunity is king with the rookies. If a very talented rookie finds himself behind a crowded 25-man roster, that player will not have the opportunity to showcase his skills. Worse yet for fantasy players, that player will have less of an opportunity to earn the return on investment they had in mind for that player when they spent the pick or the dollars at the draft table. This is where Trout's 2012 season can be a double-whammy as players will look at 2013 rookies and wonder why they did not do more. Additionally, owners will be more courageous in reaching for rookies in the draft further reaching into Pandora's box. Here are s...
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