The first month of the 2014 MLB season is coming to a close, and while we won't really get a good idea of how the season is going to shake out until the weather warms up and a few more months are in the books, that does not mean it's not worth taking a look back at April.
Early-season performance is not always indicative of future success or failure, but the biggest takeaway from the first month may have been that the Milwaukee Brewers are a lot better than we expected and the Arizona Diamondbacks are a lot worse than we expected.
The Atlanta Braves pitching and the Chicago White Sox hitting have also been pleasant surprises, while a popular dark-horse pick in the San Diego Padres can't buy a run and the "retooled" Minnesota Twins rotation looks worse than it did last year.
Without giving anything else away, here is a look at my picks for the biggest winners and losers of the month of April around Major League Baseball.
All stats courtesy of MLB.com, unless otherwise noted.