Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training: 5 Players Who are Sure to Shine

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Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training: 5 Players Who are Sure to Shine

Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training
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When it comes to expectations it is likely that no one in the entire Toronto Blue Jays fan base knows what is coming when the 2014 MLB season hits. Last season they were sure to be one of the favorites at the beginning, middle and end but that did not happen. After they were destroyed by injuries and their new ace starting pitcher didn’t perform immediately up to standard, they were left hanging around the bottom of everything most of the season.

With the 2014 spring season just beginning and the regular season just a few weeks away, the Blue Jays have plenty of work to do if they hope to prove they can be what they seemed to be last year. It is the same group of guys but they are more accustomed to each other’s company so that could possibly help. Some of it is bound to just come down to which guys are willing to step up.

It would stand to reason that some of the star players who are happy to be reaching another season healthy will step up. That is surely likely to happen. There is also every chance that there will be some surprises during the spring. For a team like the Mariners who have everything up in the air, one young players stepping up during Spring Training could mean a big change at that position in the regular season. Feel free to leave a comment below in the comments section to share your opinion.

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5 – Brett Lawrie

Brett Lawrie Spring Training
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Lawrie was one of the biggest reasons that the Blue Jays were not where they should have been last year. He was hurt for a good chunk of the season and by the time he wasn’t the Jays were in trouble. Look for him to really take the spring by storm as he gets ready for a possible break out year.

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4 – Munenori Kawasaki

Munenori Kawasaki Spring Training
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Kawasaki would be someone that shines in Spring Training if he never even took the field. What a great personality this guy is and he can do some things on the field as well. It would just add to his great story and infectious personality if he can really do some good this spring.

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3 – Brandon Morrow

Brandon Morrow Spring Training
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Everyone had injuries last year but when the Jays can come back and say that they had this guy hurt, you really begin to understand the kind of season it was for them. Having him healthy and hitting all of his marks during the spring will be a big deal for him and this team.

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2 – Marcus Stroman

Marcus Stroman Spring Training
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Stroman is a young pitcher that could have an outside shot at the final rotation spot. I don’t necessarily think he is going to win that spot but look for him to open some eyes in the process o trying. It should be a good showing for him.

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1 – Aaron Sanchez

Aaron Sanchez Spring Training
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One of the best things about Spring Training is when the fan base gets a good look at a well hyped number one prospect. Sanchez will be a fun pitcher to watch all spring as we get to see how close he is to being really ready for MLB action. I expect him to be very successful.

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