The San Francisco Giants were one of the big surprises that nobody talked about last season.
After finishing the 2008 season with an abysmal 72-90 record, the Giants bounced back with a 16-game turnaround and just missed out on the postseason, finishing 88-74.
An insane first full season from Pablo "Kung Fu Panda" Sandoval, another Cy Young winning campaign from Tim Lincecum, and the best reliever in baseball, Jeremy Affeldt, led the way.
Add in an All-Star campaign from Matt Cain, a no-hitter from Jonathan Sanchez, and inspiring play from Juan Uribe, and there were plenty of contributions that jump off the page.
However, every year there are certain players who seemingly come out of nowhere to burst onto the scene.
Now, while each of the guys I'm about to mention have varying amounts of experience, each and every one of them has a chance to make a positive impact for the Orange and Black in 2010.