2013: Breakout Athletes/Fadeaways

The Daily Sports Obsession

Happy New Year everybody! Since no one wants to read a huge, long post today as you recover from a long few days, I’m just going to make some predictions for 2013. Which athletes will break out this year and which athletes will slowly fade away from the spotlight, whether by a decline in performance or simply a decline in attention? Let’s do it!

Breakout Athletes

  • Marcus Mariota, Oregon QB. The second best freshman in college football this year was Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. Mariota’s stats this year were stellar; he threw for 30 touchdowns and was only picked off six times. He’s a dual-threat blessed with the combination of a very strong arm and breakaway speed. There is no doubt Marcus Mariota will be in the Heisman conversation next season. After he wins the Fiesta Bowl, that is. 

  • Bubba Starling, Kansas City Royals OF. Following Bryce Harper and…

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