So far in the 2012 Major League Baseball season, it has been yet another year dominated by pitching. In mid June, MLB fans have already been treated to five no hitters. This includes one perfect game, one game in which six pitchers combined for a no hitter and the first no hitter in New York Mets history.
With all the focus on the feats reached by the pitchers, many hitters are being overlooked.
Three of the most surprising story lines are Derek Jeter leading the AL in hits with 90, Paul Konerko leading in batting average at .357 and the return of the Adam Dunn, who leads the MLB with 23 bombs.
This slideshow is made up of eight players who never had home run potential prior to this season. They're made up of young players that could be just reaching their potential as a power hitter and aging players that have seen one last power surge through the first couple months of the 2012 MLB season.