If there's one player who surprised us all this year, it was Texas Rangers catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli. This man was traded twice during the offseason, first from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to the Toronto Blue Jays and then again to the Texas Rangers.
After establishing himself as an average hitter with home run power over the first five years of his career, Napoli had a career 2011 as he posted career highs in batting average (.320), home runs (30), RBI (75) and slugging percentage (.631). Sure enough, his success was instrumental in helping the Rangers reach a second consecutive World Series. In the Fall Classic, the man hit .350.
Simply put, the fact that Napoli royally broke out on that level and in just 114 games is amazing. I look forward to seeing him match or even go past those numbers next season. Speaking of next season, here is one man at every position bound to break out.