As far as league leaders go, the 2013 MLB season has a hard act to follow.
The 2012 season gave the gift of baseball's first Triple Crown season in 45 years, by way of Miguel Cabrera's .330 average, 44 home runs and 139 RBI. It also gave the gift of the greatest season ever by a knuckleball pitcher, as R.A. Dickey won the NL Cy Young Award on the strength of a 20-win season in which he led the league in innings pitched and strikeouts.
Then there was Mike Trout, who led the league in old-school stats like runs and stolen bases and the big new-school stat that everyone loves/hates: WAR.
So how about it, 2013 season? What kind of league leaders are you going to provide, and how awesome are they going to be compared to what we saw last year?
The baseball gods will have the final say, but I have a few predictions of my own for the time being.
Note: Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.