Major League Stars for 2014

Next year's breakouts will shake up stodgy franchises

No question 2013 was a been-there, done-that year for sports. The Heat atop the NBA? Been there. The Ravens winning a Super Bowl? Done that. Another title for Alabama? For the Blackhawks? For the Red Sox? Will the aughts ever stop repeating themselves? But 2014--with a World Cup, a wide-open NFL playoff picture and two relatively new head coaches in the BCS National Championship Game--promises a little more mystery. Below, four players who might shake up their sports.



Blink and you'll miss him. Hamilton stole 13 bases in 13 MLB games last year. (He was caught...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!