Opening Day is around the corner, and we have a few questions:
Which teams will surprise this year? Which teams will disappoint? Which players will have breakout seasons? Which players will break down?
In an attempt to answer those queries -- and six more -- we put together an All-Star panel of MLB writers, analysts and contributors. Those 30 ESPN experts were surveyed on 10 key topics for the upcoming 2016 season, the results of which are posted below.
And while we won't give everything away up front, we will say this:
Dodgers fans, hold onto your hats.
Most Surprising Team
Teams receiving one vote: Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers
Most Disappointing Team
Teams receiving one vote: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants
Players receiving one vote: Mookie Betts, Byron Buxton, Carlos Carrasco, Michael Conforto, Brandon Drury, Steven Matz, Yasiel Puig, Jose Quintana, Carlos Rodon, Domingo Santana, Luis Severino, Travis Shaw, George Springer, Marcus Stroman, Yordano Ventura, Taijuan Walker
Players receiving one vote: Miguel Cabrera, Yoenis Cespedes, Nelson Cruz, Johnny Cueto, Jacob deGrom, Corey Dickerson, R.A. Dickey, Jacoby Ellsbury, Prince Fielder, Carlos Gonzalez, Curtis Granderson, Matt Harvey, Felix Hernandez, Matt Holliday, Victor Martinez, Shelby Miller, Stephen Strasburg, David Wright
First Major Player Traded
Players receiving one vote: Pedro Alvarez, Andrew Cashner, Matt Kemp, Brandon Phillips, Josh Reddick, Tyson Ross, Stephen Strasburg, Mark Trumbo
Best Injury Comeback
Players receiving one vote: Daniel Bard, Corey Dickerson, Hunter Pence, Hanley Ramirez, Anthony Rendon, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Marcus Stroman, Masahiro Tanaka
Top Web Gem Defender
Players receiving one vote: Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jose Iglesias, Addison Russell
MLB Home Run Leader
Players receiving one vote: Chris Davis, Prince Fielder, Anthony Rizzo, Kyle Schwarber
Players receiving one vote: None
MLB ERA Champion
Players receiving one vote: Chris Archer, Gerrit Cole, Jacob deGrom
The 30 ESPN experts who participated in this survey: Stephania Bell, Tony Blengino, Aaron Boone, Jim Bowden, Howard Bryant, Jim Caple, Tristan Cockcroft, Jerry Crasnick, Doug Glanville, Pedro Gomez, Christina Kahrl, Eric Karabell, Tim Kurkjian, Scott Lauber, Andrew Marchand, Eddie Matz, Doug Padilla, Karl Ravech, Marly Rivera, Jesse Rogers, Adam Rubin, Eno Sarris, Mark Saxon, David Schoenfield, Mark Simon, Jayson Stark, Katie Strang, Dan Szymborski, Adnan Virk and Steve Wulf.