Ranking the 10 Most Surprising Early MLB Stat Lines

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Ranking the 10 Most Surprising Early MLB Stat Lines
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Ridiculous early-season stat lines are one of the best parts of the first few weeks of each MLB season, as small sample sizes lead to impressive batting averages and ridiculous full-season paces.

Mixed in among those hot starts there are, without fail, always at least a handful of unexpected contributors each year, whether it is a relative unknown breaking through or a veteran far exceeding expectations.

What follows is a look at the 10 most surprising early-season MLB stat lines as the third week of the season gets underway.

I opted to stick with lesser-known guys who were under the radar entering the season, so you won't find someone like Chase Utley on the following list.

Utley's early-season production has clearly been surprising, but many fans and analysts expected him to be a key contributor for the Philadelphia Phillies offense heading into the season.

On the other hand, someone like Charlie Blackmon was not expected to do much heading into the year and was not even guaranteed an everyday job. He is someone you will find on the upcoming list.

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