The Major League Baseball season is already one month old. While there are still a lot of games to go, it is never too early to start looking at some of the numbers and performances that we are seeing.
Baseball awards players with various honors throughout the course of the year, like Rookie of the Month, Player of the Month and Pitcher of the Month. What we wanted to do was put together a best-of-the-best group for the first month of the 2013 season.
While there are no official rules, the guidelines that we followed are simple. We picked one player at each position. Position players needed the standard 3.1 plate appearances per team game and starting pitchers needed at least one inning pitched for every game their team had played to qualify.
Since the sample size that we are judging is so small right now, this is not a reflection of any MVP or Cy Young awards picks. It is just meant to highlight the best and brightest stars in MLB for a terrific start this season.
Note: All stats courtesy of Fangraphs.com unless otherwise noted.