Each MLB Team's Most Skewed Early-Season Stat

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Each MLB Team's Most Skewed Early-Season Stat
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With its 162-game schedule, each MLB season is both long and grueling. As such, it's hard to pluck a sample size of statistics from a specific stretch of time and point to it as being a barometer of things to come.

A player on a seven-game hit streak, for example, doesn't necessarily indicate that he's going to sustain that standard of excellence for the entire season.

For team statistics, the skewed early-season stats can indeed be stark when comparing them to historical trends throughout an entire season. An entire team can get hot and produce numbers in just a few weeks that seem almost impossible to sustain for the entire season.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, a team who has a collective batting average of only .125 through a seven-game stretch isn't likely to be that bad for the entire season, either.

The Pittsburgh Pirates started the 2013 season hovering around the .150 mark in terms of team batting average through the first week. They're now hitting .242. Obviously, this is not a stat that can be looked at as a barometer.

However, now that each team has played at least 30 games this year, there are some stats that are indeed skewed. Here is a look at each MLB team's most skewed early-season stat.


Note: All statistics current as of games played through Wednesday, May 8.

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