Every year as fans, we get to enjoy watching players finally have their breakout season at the major league level. Usually for us Guardians fans, we see this happen with our pitching staff. Last year it was Cal Reggie Jackson Jersey Quantrill and in the shortened 2020 season it was Cy Young winner Shane Bieber. So as we are on the eve of Opening Day, lets take a look at some players who could potentially have their breakout season in 2022, and why.Coming into Spring Training, not many people may have known who Steven Kwan was. I certainly was not expecting him to make the Opening Day roster. But Kwan has already become a fan favorite and the regular season hasnt even started yet. This is every indication of how well he has been playing this spring. The main reason for all this hype is his approach and production at the plate.Kwans offense numbers C.C. Sabathia Jersey in Spring Training show exactly why he is ready to have a breakout season in 2022. Over his 32 at-bats, Kwan hit for an average of .469, with 15 hits, a 1.031 OPS, and zero strikeouts. Yes, that is right, zero strikeouts! To go through this long of a stretch without striking out represents tremendous plate discipline.Its no secret that the Guardians need more offense coming from their outfield and Kwan certainly has shown that he can provide that. He has also shown that he can hold his own on defense as well. If Kwan keeps this offensive production up, combined with solid defense, he could quickly become an everyday outfielder for the Guardians while having a breakout season.For all the attention that young Guardians infielders have been getting, Yu Chang might be the most deserving to get a starting job in the infield. At least to start the season. This starting job could quickly turn into a bigger role. Even though Chang has played the utility role for Cleveland the past three seasons, filling in all over the infield, his spring training numbers show that he is ready to take the next step and have a breakout season as an everyday player.This spring, Chang had a total of 36 at-bats while hitting for an average of .306 and an OPS of .925. This includes two home runs, Lou Gehrig Jersey one of those being a grand slam. With such a strong spring, Tito is going to have no choice but to find playing time for Chang once the season starts.Changs emergence this spring is not a total surprise when looking at how he finished last season. After a very difficult start to the year in 2021, Chang hit for an average of .286 from July until October. This included a .323 average in the month of August. Chang Johnny Damon Jersey s hot end to the season, combined with his great Spring Training makes him a key Guardians player to watch for a breakout season.Andrs Gimnez had quite a lot to live up to as one of the main pieces in the Francisco Lindor trade. His defensive ability was never in doubt, but throughout 2021 his offense surely was.Gimnez could be looking at a breakout season for a few reasons in 2022. The first one is that he will be moving back to his natural position of shortstop more often with Amed Rosario playing more left field. With Gimnez feeling more comfortable on the defensive side, this comfortability could also translate to the plate as well.Scroll to ContinueThe other reason that Gimnez is looking to have a breakout season is his spring offensive numbers look great. He had a monster spring training with an average of .360 over 11 games. Francona also seemed optimistic about Mariano Rivera Jersey Gimnezs offense heading into the season as well, saying that I think that is encouraging that he showed up with the same batting stance then he did last year. This shows that Gimnez has gotten comfortable with his swing at the plate, and ready to have a big year for the Guardians!-----You may also like:-----Be sure to stay locked into Cleveland Baseball Insider all the time!Follow Cleveland Baseball Insider on Twitter: !