1. The Homerun Hitters: As of right now four people are tied for the league lead in homeruns with nine, two of them are Bryce Harper and Nolan Arenado. The other two are rookie SS for the Rockies, Trevor Story, and career pretty-good-hitter-for-a-
2. Jordan Zimmermann: He’s good, but nobody is this good. He threw just over 24 consecutive scoreless innings on his way to a 0.35 ERA through his first 4 starts.
3. The White Sox: Percentage points behind the cubs for the best record in baseball, the White Sox have been hitting (led by Melky Cabrera and Todd Frazier) and have certainly been pitching, with the three headed monster of Matt Latos, Jose Quintana, and Chris Sale all killing it early in the reason.
4. The Astros: They are hitting, and that’s what we knew they would do. But wow, wow, are the Astros pitching poorly. Of there starters, the lowest ERA is last year’s Cy Young, Dallas Keuchel, with 4.41 and hes 2-3. The other ERAs are 5.56, 5.73, 6.65 and 4.58, and to boot, Colin McHugh, who was a nice surprise last year, currently has an average against of .367.
5. The Twins: Same as the Astros, a team people thought would finally be good this year, so far it has been a pretty depressing April for Minneapolis and the team formerly known as the Washington Senators. I guess that’s what we get for believing in the Twins.