With spring training officially underway, it’s time to begin pre-draft preparations for 2013 fantasy baseball leagues.

If you’re like me, you’ve already done a draft or two to see where certain players are being taken and how to pick out the diamonds in the rough that slip to later rounds.

If you’re not like me, well, it’s time to start preparing.

Last season was a big year for breakout fantasy stars. Several guys came from seemingly nowhere to produce big numbers and be weekly starters on their manager’s fantasy rosters.

The pace that some started at early in the season seemed unsustainable, but many of them quickly proved analysts wrong by keeping it up through the season’s final game.

These same players may be useful fantasy options in 2013, but I’m here to tell you about the ones that are almost assuredly going to decline. Some of the 2012 stats were so gaudy that it would be unreasonable to expect the same again this season.

I’ve compiled a list of five position players and five starting pitchers, but let’s get started with the bats.

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