Stars; we all love to see them and to a certain extent it’s even better to identify players who can reach that status before they get there and watch them develop.
They may be a player that will leave a big hole in their side should they be injured or they may just be players who help the team balance and mental strength, or ones that just get the job done through sheer effort and their will to win; stars come in many shapes and forms. Here we take a look at the ones with the commodity of potential.
In terms of potential how about the New York Yankees Adam Warren, he can start the game or be used in relief but doesn’t have much in the way of big league experience. Despite the limited appearances Warren has looked pretty good when he has been sighted - he’s only allowed one earned run through seven innings of work and has struck out five batters while walking one. With the Yankees not exactly having the most stable rotation there is plenty of room for guys such as Warren to step forward and he could be one who does in a big way in 2013.
Kansas City Royals have been nurturing plenty of prospects for years and have several who could really become stars, no more so than Salvador Perez; he’s made a good start to his big league career and fought back well last year to record some good numbers after starting the year on the disabled list. Perez is primed to make a considerable impact in 2013. He could turn into not just a star, but also one of the top catchers in the game fairly soon.
Talent is one thing that the Cincinnati Reds do have on their roster and in Chris Heisey they could have one that has slipped under the radar and people may need to start paying attention soon. Heisey is currently the left fielder for the Reds, playing alongside Shin-Soo Choo in center field and Jay Bruce in right. Heisey is now entering his fourth season in the MLB and the only question that he really needs to answer is how much power he really has? He only hit seven homers last year in 120 games, if he can get near to 20 this season in a full season he will be one to watch, but the bottom line is even if he can’t he’s still a very good left fielder who should have star potential for the Reds on a talent packed roster.
Stars come in lots of different guises but these three can definitely be filed under the letter P for potential.