What player on the Orioles do you think has a surprising season. I am talking about a season where he is not expected to put up the numbers he does. For example, Robert Andino or JJ Hardy would be good examples of sleepers for the 2011 season. Many people across the league probably did not expect the production output they had. I expect many will not have the same expectations for my sleeper as well besides Orioles fans (many, not all).
My sleeper for 2012:Nolan Reimold
I think this is the year that Reimold finally gets the full playing time he deserves. I would not be surprised if he put up a line of .270/.350/.450 with 20+ HR and a good BB/K ratio. This all depends on if he gets that playing time though.
However, with Luke Scott most likely getting non-tendered, one would expect him to have the LF job secure as of now.
The only stat that is interestingly low for Reimold during his career is his BABIP. He has a career .284 BABIP, which is relatively low in my opinion for his type of player. BUT he has a career .339 OBP. and a career .342 wOBA.
If you take out Reimold's lost 2010 season, his numbers would obviously look a lot better too.
Overall, I think this could be a good year for Reimold.