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Under-the-radar OFs who've emerged

Bourn, Lind, Choo, among others, thriving in a big way for their respective teams

Originally Published: September 16, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

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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