Early-season stats can be deceiving.
Early slumps at the plate and on the mound can be frustrating for fans who were hoping to see their team start well out of the gate, which is why so many fans overreact when a player is hitting below .200 after the first week of the year.
New York Yankees fans are no exception.
With so many new faces on the Yankees this season, fans were looking for a fresh wave of success out of spring training. Spring camp brought many good results, and that left fans with hope.
But instead of seeing Brian McCann carry the lineup in the first week, fans have seen Yangervis Solarte lead the team in batting average and RBI.
There are signs for several players that would suggest that their early lines are nothing to worry about. There are a few players worth panicking over, however.
Let's play "panic or patience."