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MLB: Jered Weaver, Joey Votto and Other Top Hitters and Pitchers in April
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April is over and May is here. Time to look at the best of the best (and a little worst of the worst) through 30 games.

Is there really a way that Ryan Braun is not on this list? Can Matt Garza really be a No. 1 guy in this type of piece? Is it time for me to pee in the little cup?

No. Basically what I am going to do is run through the top eight or nine players in each of the three major categories for hitters and pitchers.

The reason for this is the fact that there are so many variables to a player when it comes to stats that it’s more prudent to zero-in on specifics, discuss them and move on.

For hitters, we will focus on average, home runs and RBI. For pitchers, we will focus on wins, strikeouts and ERA—similar to MLB rankings.

For all players, we will focus on the top students of the class with a few disappointments thrown in here and there to break things up. All stats and rankings are compiled based on the time of this article.

I just want to make that perfectly clear.

So without further ado, let’s dive right in by starting with the top eight in batting average.

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