Through the first month of the 2012 Major League Baseball season, there have been many pleasant surprises and great disappointments.
In both leagues there is a player with realistic shots at the triple crown: the Dodgers' Matt Kemp and the Rangers' Josh Hamilton. The biggest off-season signing, Albert Pujols, is having one of his worst hitting months of his career.
If the season ended right now, the AL East would have three teams in the playoffs, and one of those teams would be the Baltimore Orioles. The AL Central would be won by the Cleveland Indians, not the Detroit Tigers, and the most disappointing team would be the AL West's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with a record of 8-15.
There have been a ton of over- and underachievers in the American League this season, and these are my selections for April's All-Stars.