Yesterday, we started our Memorial Day surprise group. Memorial Day tends to be the line of demarcation between expressing patience for a poor start and officially hitting the panic button. On the positive end, it is also the line between out of context good luck and an honest to God feel good story. There were a number of those guys for the catchers and now we will highlight the first basemen on that list.
1. Edwin Encarnacion– Toronto Blue Jays
Encarnacion is one of those multiple position players that looked like a solid bench player at the beginning of the season. Now, he is a mandatory starter somewhere in your lineup. He hasn’t quite had the coming out party that Jose Bautista had a few years ago, but he’s pretty darn close and he’s almost single handedly keeping them afloat.
2. Adam Dunn– Chicago White Sox
Adam Dunn ranked 174th according to Yahoo before the season started, but I guarantee he didn’t go in the top 20 rounds in most drafts. Some players made him a ...