The 2012 MLB postseason is in full swing as the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals vie for a spot in the World Series. Once a champion is determined, a cavalcade of free-agent craziness will commence as players will look to land the best possible deal.
There are a lot of players who will slip in under the radar and will eventually prove to be sleeper pickups for their new clubs. Could the New York Yankees' Raul Ibanez continue his torrid hitting into the 2013 season? Will a player like Carlos Pena rediscover his hitting stroke and become a valuable contributor once again?
Here are 16 players who could emerge from this year's free-agent crop and make lasting contributions to their new clubs in 2013.