Every year, a handful of baseball players transform into major stars. Here are 16 players that are primed for a breakout in 2017.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS 2016 finish: 69-93 (4th in NL West; 18 games out of wild-card spot) Manager: Torey Lovullo (first season) In the front office: Mike Hazen, general manager (first season) DOLLARS AND SENSE Highest-paid player: RHP Zack Greinke ($34 million in 2017) Top-returning position player: 1B
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles were released from left-hander T.J. McFarland's contract after he cleared release waivers on Sunday, but it doesn't mean his days with the organization are over. The club would like to re-sign McFarland to a minor league contract – he is now a free agent – but McFarland