I want to take you back to 2007. The Dodgers had a young outfielder by the name of Matt Kemp, who had just completed a very strong season in which he appeared in 98 games, hit .342, and collected 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases.

However, he wasn’t garnering very much media attention outside of Los Angeles. He was off to a fast start but hadn’t quite hit the national news yet.

In 2008, he began to show his potential. He stayed in the majors for an entire season and hit .290 with 18 home runs. He also managed to steal 35 bases, and he established his reputation as a talented all-around player.

Some players will do the same thing this season. Maybe they had promising debuts last year, but when they finally remain in the majors full time, they will show everything they are capable of.

Most of my predictions here will be based on strong showings in 2013. These seven players seem to be right on the edge of becoming established stars, and it will take just one more season to get them there.

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