It has been a year of ups and, more accurately, downs for the Philadelphia Phillies, but all was not lost. And even though it isn’t much, late season heroics and surprises have revealed the proverbial silver lining from the 2013 season.

The surprise and, in most cases, unexpected performances—some good, some bad—have told part of the story from this season. And whether it was Chase Utley’s knees holding up for the majority of the year or Domonic Brown’s potential finally realized, the team has seen its fair share of surprises.

So in no particular order, here are the top five guys that each did something this season that no one really could have ever expected. But if you were one of the ones who “knew it” all along, congratulations. Take pride in being in the minority and feel free to tell the rest of the world, “I told you so,” in the comments.

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