15 MLB Players Whose Surprising Starts We Never Saw Coming

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15 MLB Players Whose Surprising Starts We Never Saw Coming
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Each season, a handful of players come out of nowhere to get off to unexpected hot starts, making far greater contributions than anticipated to kick off the season.

Whether it's an aging veteran star enjoying a return to prominence, an unheralded journeyman making the most of an opportunity, a player thriving in a new role or a young player taking an unexpected step forward, there are a number of causes for an unexpected hot start.

Here is a look at the 15 MLB players whose surprising starts we never saw coming, and a brief overview of their playing history coming into the season.

 

*All stats courtesy of MLB.com unless otherwise noted.

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