Major League Baseball is full of surprises every year, and this season shouldn't be any different.
Here are five teams that could stun the baseball world in 2023.
There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the D-Backs heading into the 2023 campaign, as they look like a team on the rise.
Arizona added 22 wins to its 2022 record from the season prior, and the club looks better on paper this campaign thanks to the offseason additions of Lourdes Gurriel Jr, Gabriel Moreno, Evan Longoria, and Kyle Lewis.
However, the biggest reasons for optimism about the D-Backs might be the continued development of budding stars Corbin Carroll, Jake McCarthy, and Alek Thomas, who Arizona is entrusting with full-time gigs.
Add in a solid-looking rotation led by Zac Gallen, what should be an improved bullpen, and 16 fewer games against the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, and the Snakes are a team that could be one of baseball's biggest surprises.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox offseason may have turned some heads for the wrong reasons, but the squad doesn't look half bad and could be a surprise in the AL East with so much spotlight on everyone else in the division.
Offseason addition Masataka Yoshida raked at the World Baseball Classic, Triston Casas looks like the real deal in spring training, and Chris Sale is throwing like his old self again.