Tuesday, May 06, 2008
It's a little over a month into the season and there are several players throughout major league baseball who have ridiculous starts to the season but somehow someway are flying under the radar.
I AM HITTING .425
My name is Chipper Jones, I am a Hall of Fame baseball player. I am not often healthy but when I do play a lot of games I always rake. I currently am leading major league baseball in batting average, by a lot.
I AM A CATCHER WITH AN OPS OF 1.115
My name is Geovany Soto. Do you even know what team I play for? I am a rookie on the Cubs. I am only 25 years old and currently I am 4th in the league in On Base % and Slugging Percentage and 3rd in OPS. I am currently on a 7 game hitting streak in which 4 of the games were multi hit games.
I AM LEADING THE NL IN RBIs
My name is Lance Berkman. I should have been the NL MVP two years ago, and after an off season last year I am back. I have 10 home runs which puts me 2nd in major league baseball behind Chase Utley. I have have several stolen bases.
WE'RE RAKING IN THE STEEL CITY
Our names are Xavier Nady and Nate McLouth, our team sucks but don't blame us. I, Xavier, am second in the National League in RBI with 30 and 6th in batting average at .346 and I, Nate, am 9th in major league baseball in OPS and 4th in runs scored.
WE'RE 12 AND 0
Our names are Joe Saunders and Ervin Santana, we're teammates. In years past we were battling each other for the 5th spot in the rotation, in reality if both Lackey and Escobar were healthy this season one of us currently wouldn't be pitching. But we are and we haven't lost yet.
I AM LEADING THE NL IN ERA
My name is Edinson Volquez, you may remember me from spring training as the other Reds young starting pitcher. Well, while everyone was praising my teammate Johnny Cueto as the 2nd coming of Pedro Martinez I have gone out and posted a 1.27 ERA. Has anybody noticed me yet? Sure, doesn't seem like it.
I HAVE MORE SAVES THAN TEAMS HAVE WINS
My name is Francisco Rodriguez, I have been a beast for a long time in the bullpen. I'm pretty much unhittable, but after a month I have 13 saves. Three NL teams only have 12 wins and two other teams including the Rangers only have 13 wins.