85. Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals
Through the first third of the 2013 season, the St. Louis Cardinals have been the best team in baseball, and their pitching has been the main reason why. They haven't been too shabby on the offensive side, either, but Holliday still has yet to fully hit his stride.
His .253 average is nearly 60 points off his career mark, and his six home runs with 28 RBI are also below his single-season norms. But even with diminished numbers, Holliday is worthy of a spot on this list.
84. Nate McLouth, Baltimore Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles brought McLouth back on a one-year, $2 million contract after he helped spark the O's to their first postseason berth in 15 seasons last year. It turns out his deal may be a vast underpay.
Thus far, McLouth is hitting .289 and leading the American League with 15 steals. McLouth has been terrific at the top of the batting order, giving the middle of the batting order ample opportunity to be productive.
83. Michael Bourn, Cleveland Indians
Although he missed three weeks with a lacerated finger, Bourn has been everything the Indians envisioned when they signed him this offseason. His current .303 average is a major plus, and he's added eight steals at the top of the order to give the Indians an added dimension offensively.
82. Vernon Wells, New York Yankees
If anyone thought that Wells would have had a prominent spot on this list at the start of the season, they likely would have been deemed crazy. Yet Wells has been an important part of the Yankees offense with injuries to Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.
Wells will continue to be inserted in the lineup daily now that Granderson's back on the disabled list.
81. Seth Smith, Oakland Athletics
While he was expected to get most of his at-bats as a platoon option at designated hitter, Smith has largely played every day due to injuries to Yoenis Cespedes, Chris Young and Josh Reddick. Smith has made the most of those opportunities, now hitting .287 with five home runs and 23 RBI.
While not the main cog in the A's offense, Smith has been a consistent producer throughout the first third of the season.