Originally written June 24, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
We're nearly halfway through the 2013 season, and with the All-Star Break just three short weeks away, we're beginning to reflect on the first half of the season. There has been lots of wacky stuff that's happened, like the Los Angeles baseball dynasties falling flat on their faces, the NL East completely underwhelming everyone, and the Pittsburgh Pirates looking like one of the top teams in baseball. So with that in mind, we're going to take a look at 2013's breakout players thusfar by position. Think of it as an All-Star team of people that no one really expected a ton of coming into the season. To be on this list (and make things a little more challenging), you can't have been a top 50 prospect or an All-Star in the past. C: Evan Gattis, Braves. The Gattitude train has slowed down in recent days due to the masher making his way to the DL with a strained oblique, but the 26-year old's rookie season has been nothing short of amazing. His 14 homers ar...
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