Here are four mini-revelations to ponder, as we attempt to survive a treacherous April full of blustery weather, long-term injuries to key players and slow starts from some of fantasy's more prominent assets:
1. Mike Trout might have trouble scoring 140 runs ... even though he's ahead of last year's pace
This time last year, Trout was killing time and opposing pitching (.403 batting, 1.091 OPS) at the Triple-A level (Salt Lake City), as a means of recovering from an illness that knocked him off his feet for a good portion of spring training.
Fast forward to this season with the Angels, as Trout (one homer, one steal, five RBI, eight runs, .300 batting) has endured a blah start to a campaign full of immense promise and sky-high projections.
But are you really that concerned about a 21-year-old kid who, in 2012, required only 139 games to rack up 30 homers, 49 steals, 129 runs and a .326 batting average?
Look, we're all familiar with the perils of the proverb...