Category of the week: Major league outfielders who've blossomed in 2009
In the interests of keeping the Starting 9 from expanding to the Starting 20-something, a few qualifiers were necessary. We left out guys older than 30, so Juan Rivera and Matt Diaz didn't make the cut.
We wanted players who've shown perseverance and plugged away through some career setbacks, so we excluded rookies -- unless they spent at least a decade in anonymity in the minor leagues. Sorry about that, Chris ...
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