SPECULATOR: Post-hype prospects, 2012

A version of this article appeared in the September 7 edition of Sports Weekly.

One of the keys to any successful fantasy season is jumping on the next breakout performance. One fertile category in which to look for those breakout talents are the prospects of a few years ago, who have seemingly stagnated but are just now approaching their peak ages. If you followed this strategy this past spring, you might have secured the breakout season of an Alex Gordon (.300, 20 HR, 78 RBI, 16 SB ) or Cameron Maybin (.272, 8 HR, 71 Runs, 34 SB).

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