Players who will fall off in 2013

These five guys will not be able to repeat their strong 2012 campaigns

Updated: March 21, 2013, 1:49 PM ET
By Paul Swydan | FanGraphs
Jered WeaverJayne Kamin-Oncea/US PresswireJered Weaver's velocity dipped in late 2012, raising questions about his prospects in 2013.

Every year, certain players surprise in a good way, and we have already seen picks to click from Jonah Keri and breakout picks from Keith Law. But not everyone can be a pleasant surprise. Young players who we expect to show progress will plateau or take steps back, and veterans who we expect to maintain a certain level of performance will backslide. Let's take a look at a few players that I am not optimistic on this year.

Jered Weaver | RHP, Los Angeles Angels


Weaver has established himself as a No. 1 starter, but there is an alarming trend that threatens to undermine his progress -- his strikeout rate.