At one point or another, we've all fallen for it.
More often than not, spring training statistics are not an indicator that regular-season success lies around the corner.
We know this, yet we have all ignored what we saw with our own two eyes, convincing ourselves that "Player X" is going to have a monster season only because of the numbers he put up in exhibition play.
But we know better now, and with a keener eye and the benefit of hindsight, deciding what's for real and what amounts to little more than an illusion has become far less daunting of a task.
Let's take a look at 10 players whose performances this spring, for better or worse, we are buying or selling.