The first half of the MLB season came with more than its share of surprises, disappointments and standouts. But in the interest of fairness I'm only going to discuss 14 of each, with one bonus disaster thrown in just for good measure.
Here are the 43 figures that have defined baseball this year.
Dmitriy Ioselevich is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter for all your MLB news and updates.