As we head toward the first games of spring training, the Cincinnati Reds‘ roster contains quite a few “ifs.” Fortunately, some of those “ifs” are in a position to break out both in spring training and the 2014 regular season.

The 2014 version of this list contains a few familiar faces. However, two prospects joined the rank of breakout candidates, with one holding the potential to make himself into one of the most dynamic players in all of baseball.

If the Reds hope to compete for a playoff berth in 2014, they will need three of these four players to step up and outproduce their 2013 seasons, but there is some hope that this can be accomplished.

First up, Devin Mesoraco.


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