Pitching tends to have the upper hand in the early going of any MLB season, with most hitters heating up as the weather gets warmer and they get more at-bats under their belt.
As a result, there are always at least a handful of pitchers who get off to an unexpectedly strong start and find themselves ranking among the league's top arms statistically.
Here's a look at the early surprises among 2013 Cy Young candidates. To narrow the field, I ranked my top-10 pitchers from the NL and AL and then chose who I felt was a surprise performer from those 10.
Unless otherwise noted, all stats via MLB.com. Accurate through April 29.