Bryce Harper: .356 AVG, 9 HR, 18 RBI
A list of anything involving baseball's top players wouldn't be complete without a mention of Harper. A sophomore slump looks to mean nothing to this phenom, as he has jumped out of the gates following his Rookie of the Year season in 2012.
Though this shouldn't surprise you, because you've been hearing this name for quite some time, remember this kid is only 20 years of age. Put that into perspective with the numbers he's posted already, and your mind is blown.
Carl Crawford: .308 AVG, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 4 SB
After two forgettable seasons spent in Boston, a lot of people had written off and forgotten about Carl Crawford. Who can blame them? He was mediocre at best in his time there, and after requiring Tommy John surgery he saw himself being dealt to LA so that the Sox could dump his salary.
Well, the joke's on them, as it appears Crawford is back to his Tampa Bay days in which he was the poster boy for a five-tool player.
Hisashi Iwakuma: 2-1, 1.67 ERA, 37 Ks
With all due respect to the likes of Matt Moore, Matt Harvey and other dominant pitchers: You were expected to be as good as you are showing.
Iwakuma, on the other hand, was a question mark when the Mariners signed him before the 2012 season, but after a solid season he earned his spot as the No. 2 in their starting rotation.
After an illustrious career in Japan, the now 32-year-old is making a name for himself in the MLB and is having one of the best starts out of anyone, as far as numbers are concerned.
His wins may not ever be as high as the rest of the greats (ask King Felix), but his stuff is nasty—and that's undeniable.