1. Matt Wieters coming into his own

As Matt Wieters soared through the minor leagues, putting up monster numbers every stop of the way, Orioles fans were told they could expect a "Joe Mauer with power." The switch-hitting catcher arrived in 2009 and immediately wowed with his ability to handle a pitching staff and gun down runners stealing second base. But the offense never quite matched the hype -- so much so that a Baseball Prospectus writer labeled Wieters one of the most disappointing prospects of all time before the start of the 2011 season. Wieters answered by hitting .262 with 22 HR and 68 RBIs. Though he has scuffled a bit in May, hitting just .208, Wieters has shown signs he can be a more consistent power hitter. He is on pace to hit 26 doubles, 30 home runs and 79 RBIs. And with the way he handles the pitching staff from behind the plate, it's hard to be really disappointed.
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