- Paul Swydan, ESPN Insider
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.
Weaver has established himself as a No. 1 starter, but there is an alarming trend that threatens to undermine his progress -- his strikeout rate.
Paul Swydan of FanGraphs identifies a group of players due to slide in 2013 after strong 2012 campaigns.