The official (but not quite accurate) half-way point of the MLB season has passed with this week's All-Star festivities. For fantasy baseball owners, it represents a crucial time to reflect.
The first month can be fluky. The first two months, uncertain. But now, with three-and-a-half months having passed since the first pitch of the season, we can accurately assess the state of our rosters.
Can things change over the second half of the season? Sure.
Some players get off to notoriously slow starts (like, until this year, Mark Teixeira) only to turn it on as the calendar pages turn. But, for the most part, we have a good idea of what we're getting when we look at the stat lines in July.
That being said, what players have blown our meticulous preseason research out of the water? Who has emerged as a pleasant surprise, and who has caused us to shake our heads with utter bewilderment?
Here are three infielders whose reputations don't match their current feeble production, followed by three outfielders who are exceeding our expectations.
Average Draft Position (ADP) and statistics courtesy of Yahoo!