A great start can do wonders for a player.
For some, it is the fulfillment of hard work, a new workout regiment, a changed approach at the plate, or new found work ethic in the field.
For others, it is merely a flash in the pan, a one or two week hot streak before the player goes right back to being the man we expected as the season begins.
To start 2010, there are many players off to great starts. Some, like Utley, Pedroia, and Pujols are expected, as they are great, MVP-caliber players who are starting the season off right. Others, though, are surprising, and will be discussed at length in the coming slides, and whether there is any chance of a sustained pace.