The 2013 Boston Red Sox have been the surprise of Major League Baseball. Following one of the worst seasons in franchise history—in which they finished last in the AL East—Boston got off to a hot 12-4 start in 2013.
Currently at 27-19, the Sox are second in the AL East, and just 1.5 games behind the Yankees—a place where few fans thought they'd be a few short months ago.
Aside from the team's overall success, a few players have surprised Red Sox nation both individually and in a good way.
Here are the three biggest surprises for the Red Sox so far this season.