While there are many great things to like about the start of the baseball season, one of the best is watching that player or two on each team who ends up being the breakout star in April and gets off to a terrific start.
Many different players could fit into this category. This player could be a prospect who gives his team a boost, a veteran who hasn't had success in the past or a player who has finally "figured out" how to be successful.
Some of these breakout stars continue to surprise, while others can't sustain their strong start to the season.
The start of May is generally when the contenders start to separate themselves from the pretenders.
The AL Central has several breakout stars that look like they are the real deal. Let's take a look at each team's early breakout star in the division and determine if their strong start to the 2013 season will continue.
*All statistics are accurate as of May 7.