Everyone loves rookies. Everyone but me it seems. Today, I'll review five of the biggest rookies in the game in 2013 and survey how they have performed to this point and what they should they be expected to do as the season moves on to the second half. We've got a power fastball throwing lefty from the Reds. There's a middle infielder for the Mariners that has been dynamite since being called up. What about the Minor League Player of the Year from last season – how is he performing in Tampa? The Rangers seem to have bungled how they've handled their phenom, and every pitcher in baseball seems to have missed the memo on how to attack the Dodgers' messiah.
While those who don’t follow the game as closely as we do think the baseball season can be too long and arduous, I’m sure many of you can agree with me when I say how crazy it seems that the first half of the season has already passed us by. This is the final week before the All Star break and before you know it, September will be here and your fight for a championship turns into a one-month sprint after a five-month long grueling marathon. The break is probably a welcomed sight for a lot of you, especially those of you whose players are currently dealing with an array of minor injuries – not DL-type stuff, but enough to keep you out of the lineup for a few games. Even though it’s just a few days off, that can be a huge break for those limping out of this half.