Who Surprised and Who Disappointed for the Cincinnati Reds in 2013?

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Who Surprised and Who Disappointed for the Cincinnati Reds in 2013?
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The Cincinnati Reds have had a wild ride here in 2013. The team was without Ryan Ludwick, Johnny Cueto, Sean Marshall and Jonathan Broxton for extended parts of the year, but managed to keep themselves in contention until they began to get healthy.

Now, with Ludwick back, Marshall on the mend, and Johnny Cueto scheduled to start Monday's opener against the Houston Astros, the Reds are looking to capture their second straight NL Central title.

While these players have had little time to make their mark on the team, others have had nearly a full season to meet, surpass or fall short of their preseason expectations.

Players like Joey Votto, Shin-Soo Choo, Jay Bruce and others consistently met their season projections, but they're the exception to the rule. For the five players discussed in this list, the 2013 season was either a wild success or a downright disappointment. 

Let's begin.

 

All stats come courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com—unless otherwise noted—and are current through play on Sept. 15, 2013.

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