“Are you kidding me? That guy is horrible…pass the crab fritters.” If you’ve ever been part of a long running fantasy baseball league, then you have probably heard something very similar every year. You take a flier on a guy who you think will bounce back from a terrible year only to be ridiculed by a buddy. An ensuing argument erupts, thus giving birth to questionable side bets.
However, you can’t blame your buddies because we do live in a society that thrives on instant gratification. How you performed your last time out is how people think you will always perform going forward. Just ask LeBron James. Here are the top five major league hitters who have far exceeded expectations since the beginning of the season.