Nobody likes an overachiever, unless he’s a member of your fantasy baseball team.
Each season introduces a handful of players who significantly exceed expectations. Owners trying to figure out where the season went awry will peruse the draft results and grow sick when they see that they could have grabbed R.A. Dickey in the last round.
Many players who shock the world need a little luck on their side. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to predict who will run into good fortune.
But there are others who shine because of other more predictable factors, including ballpark dimensions, lineup positioning and the rest of the team’s supporting cast.
So who will defy the odds and surpass expectations this season?