Predicting April Stat Lines for the Top 25 Hitters in MLB

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Predicting April Stat Lines for the Top 25 Hitters in MLB
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Remember last season when Matt Kemp hit 12 home runs before May?

A strong April doesn’t guarantee a record-breaking season, but there isn’t a Major League Baseball team that doesn’t want its top hitters starting the year on a hot note.

Every once in a while, a ridiculous April lead to some interesting conversations. We travel back to a little over a year ago when Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers put together one of the most spectacular months of all-time. In 84 at-bats, the center field hit .417/.490/.893 with 12 home runs and 25 RBI.

Jayson Stark of ESPN brought up the question, asking whether it was the best April ever. Dave Cameron of FanGraphs was quick to say no.

But it was still extremely exciting to watch Kemp hit for that short period of time, even if he didn’t produce like he did in April all year long and the Dodgers actually missed the postseason.

April production should be taken lightly and is no means a precursor of what’s to come for the remaining months of season. That being said, we can still predict who is going to have a big month and who might start off slow. Here are the stat-line predictions for the best hitters in the game.

*All statistics were obtained via FanGraphs unless otherwise noted. All injury and roster information was obtained via Baseball Prospectus. All contract information was obtained via Cot’s Contracts

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