Under-the-radar MLB players who could break out in 2021

Baseball is finally back! After a long cold winter, it's time to enjoy America's pastime. While we've all been looking forward to seeing superstars like Francisco Lindor and Nolan Arenado in new cities, enjoying watching pitchers like Jacob deGrom and Gerrit Cole carve up offenses, and exciting rookies like Ke'Bryan Hayes, 2021 promises to bring…

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Gimenez will very well end up being the most important piece the Indians received from the Mets in the blockbuster trade that sent Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco to Queens. The young shortstop impressed as a rookie in 2020, hitting .263 and reaching base at a .333 clip en route to stealing the starting job away from Amed Rosario--who also came here in the Lindor trade. But Gimenez's best attribute is easily his defense, where very few infielders can match what he can do with the glove. It's surely going to take Indians fans a long time to get over Lindor's departure, but the organization is hopeful that Gimenez can develop into a fan favorite and take a little of the sting out of the deal.

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Robert was hyped as the AL's version of Ronald Acuna Jr. ahead of his big league debut last summer, and while he didn't quite produce at that level as a rookie, don't worry. It's coming. The 23-year-old possesses an incredible blend of power and speed, and his minor league numbers in 2019 were downright scary. Robert is expected to begin to blossom into the star he's projected to be in '21, and he lives up to the hype the White Sox will likely surge into October as a team nobody wants to play.

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The switch-hitting Candelario enjoyed a strong season in 2018 that saw him rack up 50 extra-base hits. The following year did not go well, but he bounced back in a big way in the truncated '20 campaign and turned in the best season of his career. In 52 games Candelario slashed a strong .297/.369/.503 with seven homers in 185 at-bats. The Tigers are unlikely to be all that good in 2021, and as an affordable player under team control through 2023, this is a player other teams could inquire about in July.

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