Facts & Flukes

Matthew
Cederholm
April 08, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
Yoenis Cespedes came through in his first big-league season. But was it a plateau or a stepping stone? Plus Jose Altuve, Casey Janssen, Stephen Drew and Alexi Ogando.
Jeffrey
Tomich
April 04, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
Michael Cuddyer's .260-16-58 debut in Colorado seems like a significant step back, though he racked up those numbers in just over half a season. Plus Casey Kotchman, Marco Estrada, Scott Hairston and Clayton Richard.
Dave
Adler
April 03, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
By signing Josh Hamilton (OF, LAA) in the offseason, the Angels added another ex-MVP to their already potent lineup. Plus Jame Shields, Alex Avila, Luis Mendoza and Lyle Overbay.
Brent
Hershey
April 02, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
Can Adrian Gonzalez rediscover his West Coast stroke in LA? Plus Tim Hudson, Martin Proado, Mitchell Boggs and Jean Segura.
Matt
Gelfand
April 01, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
Dustin Pedroia's scorching second half has us thinking a return to MVP form could be within reach, as long as he's healthy. Also, Kipnis, Wilhemsen, Kendrick.
Jeffrey
Tomich
March 28, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
Danny Espinosa has twice flirted with a 20/20 season, falling a few stolen bases short in 2011 and missing by three HRs in 2012. Can he get there in 2012? Plus Brandon McCarthy, Marco Scutaro, Ricky Nolaso and Rex Brothers.
Dave
Adler
March 27, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
While it’s crowded in the Oakland outfield, newcomer Chris Young should see regular playing time. Plus Ubaldo Jimenez, Mark Reynolds, Derek Holland and Jarrod Dyson.
Brent
Hershey
March 26, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
In 2012, Carlos Beltran hit HRs like it was 2007. Was it a repeatable late-career resurgence? Plus Starlin Castro, Matt Harvey, Kurt Suzuki and J.J. Hoover.
Matt
Gelfand
March 25, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
Jeremy Hellickson has out-pitched his xERA for two straight seasons, is this the year regression hits? Also, Lowrie, Reed, Saunders and Veras.
Jeffrey
Tomich
March 21, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
Is Rickie Weeks close to his first 20/20 season? Plus Domonic Brown, Health Bell, Cliff Lee and Matt Garza.
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