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Fantasy Baseball: 10 Biggest Surprise Stars of the 2012 Fantasy Season

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Fantasy Baseball: 10 Biggest Surprise Stars of the 2012 Fantasy Season
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It's almost more satisfying than actually winning your league.

While everyone else was auto-drafting or worse—drafting familiar but useless names like Jason Bay—you were strategically using your late-round picks on players with the mythical trait of upside.

A second baseman who hit 36 home runs just three seasons ago and presented with a much-needed change of scenery? A knuckleballer who has seen his ERA drop four straight seasons? If those were the guys initially on your bench, they inevitably ended up carrying your team.

Even you probably didn't realize the diamonds you'd unearthed if you ended up with any of these massive fantasy surprises.

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