Facts & Flukes

Brent
Hershey
May 14, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
Cole Hamels has only one win through eight starts and an ERA over 4.00. Plus Chris Johnson, Jim Henderson, Adam LaRoche and Jedd Gyorko.
Matt
Gelfand
May 13, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
Albert Pujols is off to another slow start - are there signs to suggest rebound is coming, or is this the beginning of the end? Also, Willingham, Buehrle, Perez, Kazmir.
Jeffrey
Tomich
May 09, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
Martin on track for big year ... Russell Martin (C, PIT) opened eyes last year with a career-high 21 HRs. But the power burst obscured a .211 batting average -- the continuation of a five-year decline. Add that to a change of teams and it was hard to know what to expect from the veteran catcher.
Dave
Adler
May 07, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
Vernon Wells has certainly resurrected his career in the Bronx—can he sustain it all year? Plus Jason Vargas, Jhonny Peralta, Bartolo Colon and Aaron Hicks.
Matt
Gelfand
May 06, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
Was Anibal Sanchez' 17-strikeout performance a total abberation, or a sign of things to come? Also, Jarrod Parker, Justin Smoak, James Loney and Daniel Nava.
Jeffrey
Tomich
May 02, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
Shin-Soo Choo rebounded nicely last year after injury cut short his 2011, and now his home is hitter-friendly Great American Ballpark. Plus Wainwright, Villanueva, Howard and Craig.
Dave
Adler
May 01, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
Colby Rasmus hasn't lived up to the hype he had as a prospect years ago. Any chance that this is the year? Plus Roberto Hernandez, Adam Dunn, Aaron Harang, and Josh Donaldson.
Brent
Hershey
April 30, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
There's some familiarity about Carl Crawford's April. Plus Aroldis Chapman, Patrick Corbin, A.J. Pollock, and Evan Gattis.
Matt
Gelfand
April 29, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
Matt Moore is first among AL starters in ERA, but the underlying skills suggest his success may not be sustainable. Plus, Rios, Fister, Napoli, Doumit.
Jeffrey
Tomich
April 25, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
It took John Buck until June last year to record his 6th home run and 20th RBI. This year, it took 15 games. Is he capable of producing a breakout season? Plus B.J. Upton, A.J. Burnett, Daniel Murphy and Travis Wood.
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