By the time interleague action ends on Sunday night, the 2012 MLB season will have reached the one-quarter mark, and while some of the usual suspects are at the top of the hitting charts, there are some surprises as well.
The first two months of the season have certainly been eventful thus far—a perfect game, a no-hitter, a four-homer game and many other events and highlights that have already generated much interest early on.
Several of the hitters on this list may surprise—off to blazing starts thus far. Whether or not they can sustain their hot play out of the gate remains to be seen, but their production thus far has been of huge benefit to their respective teams.
We will take a look at the top 50 hitters of the first quarter of the season. Rankings are based on stats culled from several different sources, along with a dash of gut instinct (much like old-fashioned managers).
Note: All player statistics are for games played through Friday night.