After the first month of the year there have been a number of surprises in baseball. Teams and players have gotten off to great starts that no one expected, while some players and favorites to win their division have struggled.
It is still very early in the year, but looking back on the month of April, we can evaluate the performance of some of the best players in the the game.
The list of players used for this top 50 comes from the preseason top 100 that I published in early March. A number of players on the top 50 on that list would not make the top 50 right now.
Players are being evaluated not only on how they played, but also on the expectations that were on them going into the season.
Note: Stats are as of all games completed on April 29.