Brandon Beachy and the 5 Most Surprising Pitchers in the MLB so Far This Season

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Brandon Beachy and the 5 Most Surprising Pitchers in the MLB so Far This Season
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While Brandon Beachy's start to the 2012 season may not be a total revelation (after all, he struck out 169 batters in just 141.2 IP last season), it was impossible to expect a 1.62 ERA through 39 IP so far this year.

The saying 'You Can't Predict Baseball' holds true when looking at pitchers who've been among the most valuable in the league thus far.

Small sample size and sheer luck contributes to the unrealistic success some have enjoyed, but it's still worth looking at some of the players who've helped their teams to first place (or kept them out of the cellar).

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