Baseball, despite how much we analyze and study the game, will always surprise fans. For every star who has a poor season, castoffs, veterans and young players emerge to exceed expectations. In 2013, six players did just that on the way to stardom.
In 2014, don't expect the same results. Over the course of time, more innings, at-bats and exposure, true stars emerge from the pack. One or two big seasons won't make a star. Instead, years of success are needed to be exempt from a list like this.
The following is a look into six players who had star-level campaigns last season, but are bound to fade away in 2014. Few, if any, will be released or sent away to the minor leagues, but don't expect All-Star Game appearances on their ledger for 2014.
Without further ado, six stars who will quickly fade away in 2014.
*All statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference or Fangraphs, unless otherwise noted.