Pitchers poised to make 'the leap'

Six hurlers with the stuff to emerge like Max Scherzer did in 2013

Updated: January 24, 2014, 12:16 PM ET
By Dan Szymborski | ESPN Insider

One of 2013's big stories was the emergence of Max Scherzer, the eventual American League Cy Young Award winner. Though he entered the season with a career-best ERA of 3.50 and neither an All-Star Game or Cy Young vote to his name, the 28-year-old righty dominated the AL en route to a 21-3 record, a sterling 2.90 ERA, and the Cy Young Award.