BRADY ANDERSON, OF, ORIOLES, 1996
Anderson was a three-time All-Star and one of the best Orioles ever, but absolutely nobody thought the outfielder was capable of what he did in 1996.
After hitting between 12 and 21 home runs in the previous four seasons, Anderson exploded for 50! He hit a career-best .297/.396/.637 and topped 100 RBI (110 to be exact) for the only time in his 15 major-league seasons. In 1997 Anderson went back to hitting 18 home runs with an OPS closer to .800, so how he got so impossibly hot in 1996 is still a matter of debate.