Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 11/10/14
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We get it. Mike Trout shocked the baseball world. We’ve spent six months talking about how awesome he is, we’ll spend the next three months talking about how awesome he could potentially be and — while I desperately want Trout on my fantasy team next year — I don’t want to take the lazy way out and mention him in our 5 Outfield Surprises space. Maybe we’ll make this the honorable mention section? OK, that’s a fair compromise. Just to get an idea of how far Trout exceeded our expectations, have a look at what the fans projected from Trout entering last season. Courtesy: Fangraphs.com Now, onto the surprises! Oakland’s outstanding outfield There are 30 teams in Major League Baseball. Each team starts three outfielders. That gives us 90 starting outfielders. And that doesn’t even include the vast number of players who have outfield eligibility and don’t even play in the outfield. My point is this: There are a lot of outfielders in fantasy leagues, and Oakland’s outfield trio was one of...
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