Playing 'Reality or Mirage' with MLB's 10 Biggest Week 1 Performances

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Playing 'Reality or Mirage' with MLB's 10 Biggest Week 1 Performances
Associated Press
James Paxton.

After a full spring of baseball people saying time and again not to put too much stock into preseason numbers, the regular season is finally here, and we can start poring over some MLB statistics that actually matter.

How much stock can you really put into a week's worth of games, though? Every year, there are a handful of people who get off to scorching starts in April only to regress to expectations before May rolls around.

With that in mind, here is a look at 10 players who are off to terrific starts this season and my take on whether their production is reality or mirage.

 

*Note: All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference unless otherwise noted.

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