The AL East has not gone as planned so far in 2013, as the standings are nearly the opposite of what many predicted.
The Blue Jays are not in first. The Yankees and Red Sox are not struggling at all. The Orioles haven't regressed. And the Rays haven't done much of anything.
Each team's success, or lack thereof, can be partially attributed to the play of their high-profile names.
Robinson Cano has been great for the Yanks. The combo of Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester has been marvelous for the Sox. Chris Davis and Adam Jones are having career years for the O's. While David Price is struggling for the Rays and pretty much everyone has been disappointing in Toronto.
Still, all of the teams in the East have also had a number of low-profile players who've contributed in a positive manner. Some have been more influential than others, but all have contributed
Here are the top ten players in the AL East who are flying under the radar.