By Michael Beller
February 07, 2014
Eric Hosmer hit .323/.379/.473 with eight homers and 39 RBI in the second half of 2013 season. Is he poised for a breakout year?
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Loser: Paul Konerko, 1B/DH -- The soon-to-be 37-year-old Konerko has a great relationship with owner Jerry Reinsdorf and the entire front office in Chicago, which likely played a role in his return. However, with Jose Abreu at first base and Adam Dunn holding down DH duties, Konerko is not going to get his usual complement of at-bats. Furthermore, he hit just .244/.313/.355 last season. He's worth a late-round pick in AL-only leagues and nothing more.

Loser: Moises Sierra, OF/DH -- Sierra hit .290/.369/.458 in 122 plate appearances last year, but he's blocked by Jose Bautista in the outfield and Adam Lind at DH. Unless he impresses in spring training, it's hard to see him getting a ton of at-bats without someone suffering an injury. Of course, he could force his way into the lineup and make Adam Lind expendable, or the Blue Jays could look to trade Bautista if they fall out of the playoff race early.

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