- Eric Karabell, ESPN.com Senior Writer
It's hardly practical to expect first-year players to perform as well as Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper did in 2012. For starters, no rookie had ever done quite what Trout did, while Harper produced his award-winning campaign at the age of 19. That just doesn't happen. Fantasy owners especially need to realize how remarkable the 2012 season was and to keep expectations in check. Remember, other Rookie of the Year winners the past few seasons include Chris Coghlan, Geovany Soto and Andrew Bailey.