Fantasy baseball 2014 draft preview: 27-year-old breakthroughs

Pedro Alvarez mashed 36 home runs for the Pirates in 2013 and is still coming into his own as a player.
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Brian Dozier, 2B, Minnesota Twins: In Dozier's first full season in the majors, he hit .244 while striking out just under once every five plate appearances (19.3 K%). But only three second basemen hit more home runs than Dozier's 18 last season, and that makes him an interesting late-round sleeper in mixed leagues. He hit .253 in the second half of 2013, and hopefully that average stays headed in the right direction in the first half of 2014. The Twins also plan to use him as a leadoff hitter at times during the upcoming season.

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