One of the best things about the game of baseball is how unpredictable it can be on a year in, year out basis. Even with all of the advanced metrics and in-depth scouting that takes place these days, it's still impossible to predict how things will play out.
On an individual basis, there are always a handful of surprise players that come out of nowhere each season. On the flip side, there are also more than a few players who enter the year with lofty expectations, only to fall on their face.
As we head into the All-Star break, here is a look at the 10 biggest surprises and 10 biggest disappointments of the first half of the 2014 MLB season.