LINEUP OUTLOOKS: Julio Rodríguez moving on up, Bohm and Yepez

Heading into the middle of May, debuts will continue across the majors. There will be adjustment periods and growing pains, but prospects can overcome struggles. After a slow start, uber-talented Julio Rodríguez may be settling into the heart of the Mariners lineup, and leads all MLB players in steals. A post-hype prospect in Philadelphia may be taking over the second spot in the lineup and a contact capable hitter in St. Louis may fare well hitting fifth. 

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