Found April 11, 2013 on
Chris Davis, Michael Morse, Justin Upton. These are your current MLB leaders in home runs at 6. Who cares if it’s only April 11th. The season has been going FOR ALMOST TWO WEEKS ALREADY. Time to start keeping track. All three of these players were somewhat recently cast off by their former teams. Davis went to the Orioles last year, Morse was traded to the Mariners in the off-season, and Upton was trade for 50 cents on the dollar from the Diamondbacks. These guys have been hot to start the season and Upton is making my Upton brothers projection looking really stupid. The difference is that Upton is perennially touted as an MVP candidate. The other two are not so much. Here is the tally of their home runs so far this season.
How much can these guys keep it up? Projections:
Chris Davis: 33 HR
Michael Morse: 31 HR
Justin Upton: 29 HR
BEST OF MAXIM
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Adam Jones is beginning to develop a reputation for missing fly balls in the outfield. On Friday, his error cost the Baltimore Orioles three runs against the New York Yankees.
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Ayala is making $1 million this season.
The Orioles received 24-year-old minor leaguer Chris Jones in the deal. Jones will be assigned to Double-A Bowie. Last year he had a 3.90 ERA in 60 innings of relief while at the Double...
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Pitching is still the Braves strength
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