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MLB: Ranking The Potential AL Rookie Of The Year Candidates

5. Dae-Ho Lee

Current 2016 stats: .266, 12 HR, 37 RBI (73 GP)

Projected: .266, 19 HR, 60 RBI (118 GP)

Coming over from Korea this year at age 34, Lee has paid immediate dividends for a Mariners team attempting to stay in the thick of the postseason race.

The raw power he showcased in Korea has effectively made him a serviceable threat in the bigs. Considering he is only on pace to log 118 games this year, if you translate his numbers over 162 games, he would bast 26 homers and drive in 82 runs.

While he is certainly not a real contender by an stretch, Lee’s name will definitely be discussed.

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