It's not often that a professional athlete in any sport transforms himself from a medicore, run-of-the-mill player into a superstar overnight. No shots, but Brian Cardinal isn't gonna come back to the NBA next season and magically be as good as Dirk Nowitzki. At the pro level, it just doesn't work like that. Or, does it?

Jose Bautista has somehow gone from a "fourth outfielder" to one of the best players in Major League Baseball in the course of a year. How? ThePostGame's Jeff Passan did the math recently. [Read "Number Crusher: How Jose Bautista Went From Baseball Vagabond To The Game's Best Slugger" on ThePostGame]