With Major League Baseball’s spring training well in progress, we can look ahead to the 2013 season with a bit of a clearer picture. Teams and players are slowly rounding into form, looking to get their regular seasons off to the right start.

The new divisional alignment will see teams facing opponents they’re not used to seeing on numerous occasions, meaning some tricky games could pop up and shake up divisional races. For teams that are in the thick of the title hunt, that’ll mean they need their players to step up.

Here are some of the players that will be key to winning each division. We’ll be selecting two from each division, so buckle up and let’s go.

Stats from Baseball-Reference.com

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