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MLB Opening Day 2016: Breakout candidates for every team

Only two sleeps until Opening Day. Here's one player to watch on every roster.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Opening Day begins Sunday at 1:05pm ET with the Pittsburgh Pirates hosting against the St. Louis Cardinals. For all your viewing concerns, check in on the schedule here. If you also want a look at the projected lineup for not only your team, but the opposing team, we've got you covered there. Or the opposing pitching staff for the upcoming series? That too. For good measure, we've also hooked you up with the one storyline for every team heading into the season.

With Opening Day just around the corner, who are some must-watch players on every roster?

Sure, you've got your Mike Trouts and your Bryce Harpers. You've got your Clayton Kershaws and your Chris Sales. But, unfortunately, not every team has one of those guys. Players that could break records are -- and this should follow intuitively -- kind of rare.

The following then, is a list of the slightly lesser-known talents. The ones that may start the season in Triple-A. The ones that might just be somewhere on the depth chart. One for each fanbase to look for throughout the season, sorted by division and by our standings predictions.

AL East

Boston Red Sox: He's already taken Pablo Sandoval's starting job, can Travis Shaw continue to build on last year's successes?

Toronto Blue Jays: Just given the fifth spot in the rotation, the only thing holding Aaron Sanchez back will be his innings limit.

New York Yankees: In a rotation where everyone has at least one question mark attached to them, Luis Severino might be relied upon for some stability.

Tampa Bay Rays: The second-best left-handed pitching prospect in all of baseball, Blake Snell might still be a little while away from his major league debut. But we know how the Rays are with pitchers, right?

Baltimore Orioles: Out of minor league options, there's an awful lot of unfair pressure on Dylan Bundy to perform. Luckily for him, he's got the talent and the Orioles rotation doesn't seem especially difficult to crack.

AL Central

Cleveland Indians: Maybe his days of starting are over, but finally making a transition to the bullpen could propel Trevor Bauer to stardom.

Kansas City Royals: Someone will probably need to relieve Omar Infante of his duties at second base. Why not the youngster who made his major league debut in the World Series: Raul Mondesi?

Chicago White Sox: 140 innings last year and ready for his breakout, Carlos Rodon could be a major key to the White Sox's success this season.

Detroit Tigers: Currently shelved with a back injury, Daniel Norris could begin paying substantial dividends on that David Price trade.

Minnesota Twins: Surrounded by two superstar prospects, the spotlight is off of Eduardo Escobar to succeed with a full season at shortstop.

AL West

Houston Astros: Getting the starting job at first base was only the beginning for Tyler White.

Texas Rangers: With such a strong farm system, there are a couple names to watch. Nomar Mazara seems like he might be the most well-rounded and MLB-ready candidate.

Seattle Mariners: Taijuan Walker may have broken out last year. Suppressing that home run to flyball rate and increasing his strand rate to league average norms could make 2015 look forgettable.

Los Angeles Angels: Out of necessity, Andrew Heaney might be relied on for a breakout. But that doesn't make it unlikely.

Oakland Athletics: Billy Burns could lead the American League in stolen bases this season.

NL East

New York Mets: Add one more arm to the super rotation in Steven Matz.

Washington Nationals: Arguably the best prospect in all of baseball, Lucas Giolito might get his call to The Show early.

Miami Marlins: A catcher that can actually steal bases? Now all J.T. Realmuto has to do his get his on-base numbers up to what they were in the minors.

Philadelphia Phillies: A full season of spring training hero Maikel Franco? Oh my.

Atlanta Braves: Arodys Vizcaino could end up being the closer of their future. Or just an ezcellent trade chip at the deadline.

NL Central

Chicago Cubs: Kyle Schwarber cements himself as one of the best hitters in baseball. The Cubs just need to figure out a way to introduce the designated hitter into the National League.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Free from Coors Field, Juan Nicasio finally finds a way to strike every batter he faces out without worrying about the longball.

St. Louis Cardinals: A full season of Stephen Piscotty will lengthen the Cardinals Devil Magic.

Milwaukee Brewers: In his sophomore season, Taylor Jungmann could be the player Brewers fans hang some of their hopes on.

Cincinnati Reds: A young rotation will have a lot of hope pinned to it. Raisel Iglesias should be a treat to watch bloom.

NL West

Los Angeles Dodgers: Could there be any more hype already for Corey Seager? Let's put some more out there.

San Francisco Giants: Pick some player from their system that you think would never make it and they'll be dynamite. It just has to be Hunter Strickland this year, right?

Arizona Diamondbacks: This might be the year Jake Lamb puts himself into the same conversations as Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock. And not just because they're all on the same team.

San Diego Padres: This is the year everyone learns how to spell Cory Spangenberg.

Colorado Rockies: Plenty of youth to look forward to, but Trevor Story seems to be the most exciting. And pun worthy.

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