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Several rookies could shine in '06

Brewers power-hitting first baseman Prince Fielder is on the short list of rookies who could have an impact in 2006.

Originally Published: February 10, 2006
By Gary Gillette | ESPN Insider

One of the finest things about the national pastime is that the cycle of the seasons includes a long offseason when the hard realities of the summer pennant races are far away from the Hot Stove League -- distant enough to enjoy blue-sky fantasies about the potential of the youngsters on the hometown nine.

While the timeworn cliché says every team has a shot in spring training, mature fans know the score. But almost every team has a couple of intriguing prospects to watch each spring, ...

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