A hot start to spring training does not mean a strong finish or a productive regular season.
Statistics can be deceptive when it comes to exhibition games. Early on, a majority of teams only play their projected starters for a handful of innings. For the rest of the game, minor leaguers take the field.
Now it’s fair to compare a minor league batter's numbers to a minor league pitcher or a major league batter to a major league pitcher, but you can’t intertwine them—especially if the players aren’t predictable.
If Miguel Cabrera goes 25-for-30 this spring against all players without major league experience, one would still assume he’d have a very productive year. But if Danny Worth, who isn’t likely to make the Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day roster, goes 25-for-30, you’d probably assume something is up.
Here are 10 players who have been on fire, but who you shouldn’t read much into.