10 Surprising Statistics To Start The 2013 MLB Season

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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Bryce Harper

We are now approximately nine games into the young MLB season and there are some interesting statistics developing around the league.

1. Washington Nationals face of the franchise Bryce Harper has yet to walk in 8 games. The young slugger had 4 home runs in 33 at bats but no one base on balls.

2. Rookie pitchers Jose Fernandez and Nick Tepesch both had impressive major league debuts and look to stick with the rotation.

3. Seattle Mariners slugger Michael Morse has clubbed 6 homers in his 9 games of the season for the upstart Mariners.

4. Veteran catcher John Buck is batting .375 with 5 home runs for the New York Mets, not bad for a guy who was just supposed to be a warm body until the arrival of Travis d’Arnaud

5. Baltimore OriolesChris Davis slugged 4 home runs with 16 runs batted in 4 consecutive games to start the season.

6. The Upton brother made history when B.J. Upton hit a game tying home run only to have Justin Upton hit the walk off home run two batters later. The tomahawk chop must have been in full effect that game.

7. The Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Angels both sit slumped in the basement of their respective divisions in the young season.

8. Mike Trout is yet to hit a home run and only has one stolen base to go along with 10 strikeouts in his 8 games. Maybe just maybe Mike Trout is human.

9. Barry Zito, Paul Maholm and Matt Moore are all are 2-0 without surrendering a run their first 2 starts of the season. On the flip side Cole Hamels has allowed 13, Roy Halladay 12, R.A. Dickey and David Price each 10 runs.

10. Closers John Axford, Carlos Marmol and Greg Holland have all been relieved of their 9th inning duties after stumbling out of the gate.

I can hardly wait to see what the remaining 151 games have in store for us.

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Clayton Richer
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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

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