The 2013 MLB season starts in less than four months, and pitchers and catchers can start reporting to spring training exactly two months from today.
The 2012 season featured breakout seasons from several unexpected sources and dismal years from stars who were expected to shine.
The 2012 season also featured the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years (Miguel Cabrera), a season for the ages from a rookie (Mike Trout) and a knuckleball pitcher winning a Cy Young Award (R.A. Dickey).
That's exactly what makes baseball so enjoyable to watch: the unexpected can happen at any given time.
Predicting the top 50 players for next season is no small task. Any number of factors can change the course of a player's season.
This list will take into account past performance and projected performance next year as well.