Rick Ankiel and 5 Bizarre MLB Stat Lines You Wouldn't Believe

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Rick Ankiel and 5 Bizarre MLB Stat Lines You Wouldn't Believe
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Most of Rick Ankiel's base hits fly over the fence, but he's rarely making contact so far in 2013.

MLB stat lines distort in bizarre directions while the season is young. Due to small sample sizes, slugger Rick Ankiel and several other prominent players have posted fascinating numbers in 2013 that you wouldn't believe.

Is it possible, for example, that a starting infielder literally never walks? And can a veteran pitcher ride his unsightly walk total to an All-Star selection?

Inevitably, these outliers will normalize, thus making our experience a bit less enjoyable.

Let's have fun while we can and tease five unusual individuals.

 

*All stats provided by Baseball-Reference.com and are current as of April 26.

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