FACTS/FLUKES: Teixeira, Middlebrooks, Masterson, Gomes, Diamond

Teixeira no longer elite? ... Because few first basemen have played at a high level for as long as Mark Teixeira (1B, NYY) has over the past decade, we almost take it for granted. But he finally hit a rough patch with his power in 2012, failing to amass at least 30 HRs for the first time since 2003. Conventional wisdom says that at 33, this is the start of the inevitable decline, but do his BPIs agree?

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