Originally written May 23, 2013 on Baseball Professor:
Trends can be good and bad. Some will continue to keep us happy and others will fall off as predicted. The following trends are those that I believe will continue as the season progresses. I usually only go by history and track record, but in the NFL and MLB lately, so many youngsters have been so good so soon.Note: All stats end with games finished on Wednesday, May 22.10. Josh Hamilton’s bat is waking upHamilton finished April hitting .204 with 2 HR. So far in May, he’s “upped” his average to .222 and has 4 HR. Those aren’t improvements by leaps and bounds, but all it takes is a hot streak to get in a groove and it’s all good for Josh. The pieces are around him (Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, and Albert Pujols) so there are opportunities abound going forward.9. Clay Buchholz will be Boston’s aceYou can say it’s a new season. You can say it’s because of the alleged sunscreen on his arms he uses. Two things are for sure: John Farrell has had a huge part in Buchholz’s 2013 success and he, ...
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