Found July 09, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The All-Star Break is upon us, and until game action starts up again on Friday, we're going to do a brief season in review of the 2012 MLB season thusfar. Our staff has voted on a variety of awards, and we're going to roll them out over the next four days. Today, we're going to go with "unofficial" awards, and first, we're going to look at the most surprising players in the league this year. Most Surprising Player Carlos Ruiz (three votes) RA Dickey (two votes) Chris Davis, Jason Hammel, Austin Jackson (one vote) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been the biggest surprise of this year's season, and I don't think anyone would really argue that they saw his 2012 seaon coming. In 78 games this season, the NL All-Star has already set a career high in homers with 13 (his previous high was nine), and is fast approaching career best marks in RBI (currently 46, high is 54) and runs scored (currently 41, high is 49). He's currently hi...
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