20 Statistical Oddities from the 2011 MLB Season So Far

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20 Statistical Oddities from the 2011 MLB Season So Far
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One month in the books, another five to go.

The 2011 MLB regular season has already been one to remember. We’ve seen countless no-hitters carried into late innings, as well as some games where the pitcher couldn’t make it past the second inning.

Some fresh faces have broken onto the scene with scorching Aprils (Sam Fuld, Darwin Barney) as have some old faces (Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia). Some perennial All-Stars (Joey Votto, Matt Holliday) are well on their way to a trip to Arizona this July, while some others (Carl Crawford, Hanley Ramirez, Alex Rios) have fallen flat on their faces.

And with a sample size of about 25 games or five starts for the pitchers, April has brought out some very interesting statistics. For those of you who say “April doesn’t matter,” this may not be your gig, but for the rest of us who want to believe Ryan Braun could smash 60 homers, Sam Fuld could swipe 70 bags, a Major League Baseball could hit below the Mendoza Line and another team could post the first sub-3.00 ERA in over two decades, these stats are for you.

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