MLB: Surprises of 2012

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MLB: Surprises of 2012
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LaHair has far exceeded expectations

Not all of us are fantasy geeks.  Some of us spend more time on Saturdays at Home Depot than Frank the Tank, or we just live under rocks.  Some people are still just rejoining the world of baseball after wasting time watching The Voice or Dancing with the Stars—we welcome you, and your man card is provisional again.

If you haven't been into baseball this year, there are some surprising names atop the leader boards.  Bryan LaHair, the stopgap at first base for the Chicago Cubs while top prospect Anthony Rizzo gets more seasoning, may create a huge issue on the North Side if he keeps hitting .384/.476/.767, as he has to this point. 

You'll find more surprising names as you read.  You may wonder if these guys are having aberrations or are legitimate stars, but get to know them now.

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