April is a tricky month to figure out the game of baseball. Usually, fields are thawing from the absurd amount of snow they've received while the players have the same time trying to live up to their offseason hype.
In the American League Central, that comparison is accurate to what's going on in the division.
Behind the Detroit Tigers, who are the heavy favorite to win the division, the other teams in the central have spent time trying to figure out who they are.
That has led to some players coming out of nowhere to carry their teams to unexpected starts. It also has seen some highly regarded veterans showing that their best is yet to come.
Here are some players who have turned themselves into household names during the first two weeks of the season.