MLB's 7 Most Pleasant Early-Season Surprises

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MLB's 7 Most Pleasant Early-Season Surprises
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Jeff Samardzija's hot start has Cubs fans excited for the future, especially if he continues to turn into a staff ace.

Baseball is a game of numbers, and so far in the 2013 season some players are playing out of their minds.

In baseball, some players are just plain hard to root against. Maybe he's a hitter who has battled unfortunate injuries his entire career or a lovable pitcher who worked his tail off for years and is finally reaping the benefits. 

There are plenty of players who fit this mold and are currently playing at a very high level.

The baseball season is full of up and downs, slumps and hot streaks. But, for now, here are some players who are on hot streaks and deserve their time at the top.

All statistics from ESPN.com prior to games on April 15, 2013

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