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MLB's 50 Most Shocking Hot/Cold Starts: Will They Last?
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

We're only two weeks into the 2013 MLB season, yet, already, there have been some shocking results in terms of hot and cold starts for many players.

In many cases, the numbers are so skewed either way that it's highly improbable the stats can be sustained over the long haul. Is it possible a player could continue with an .050 average? Or a pitcher with a 0.00 ERA?

Unless you're an eternal optimist, that answer would be no.

However, it's reasonable to assume that a player can ride a start all the way through, but with more sensible numbers that would more accurately reflect his hot or cold beginning.

With that in mind, we'll take at 50 players who have started the season on a winning or losing note and whether or not their current stats reflect how they'll perform for the rest of the season.

Not all of the players listed might be totally shocking, but their efforts thus far have either greatly aided their team or have helped lead to their team's early demise.

 

Note: All statistics courtesy of MLB.com and are current as of Sunday evening, Apr. 14, unless otherwise noted.

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