Five breakout candidates for the 2015 Oakland Athletics

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A couple weeks ago, I wrote about five players who I thought would disappoint Athletics fans this season. But the good news is, I don’t think this year is doomed! In fact, I’d happily bet the over on their win total this year (Vegas has them at 81.5).

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Why? Well in addition to getting solid production from players they are expecting it from (like Billy Butler, Brett Lawrie, Marcus Semien, etc.) there will also be some surprises that contribute more than expected. There always are! The fun part is trying to figure out who they’ll be before everybody knows who they are.

Here are five players who I think will exceed expectations and have breakout seasons in 2015. Share yours with me in the comment section below or on twitter @mattmcsports27.

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