We are still not through the entirety of the first month of the baseball season, so the numbers are still to be taken with a grain of salt, as numbers in baseball can tilt in the opposite direction as fast as they can go the other way.
Through the first five starts of the season, there has been no more impressive starting pitching duo in baseball than the two pitchers down in Miami. Here is a look at the stats for Jose Fernandez and Nathan Eovaldi through their five starts in 2014:
While it’s more likely that Jose Fernandez sustains his early season success, what Eovaldi has done in 2014 should come as a surprise to no one. His fastball already ranked among the elite ones last season, and the growth of his slider, which was evident against the Braves, has taken him to a new level.
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Many people are believing in the hype of Giancarlo Stanton and thus far he is living up to it, to say the least. The young star Stanton is having arguably the best start of his career. Stanton’s average is currently sitting at .282 and he’s also hit six home runs
Miami HeraldLeft fielder Christian Yelich has done a stellar job at the top of the order and carries an MLB-leading 17-game hitting into Friday’s series opener against the Mets.Miami Marlins bullpen gets some extra rest | Miami HeraldWith a day off Thursday and another coming up Monday, the Marlins had the choice of either going with a four-man rotation this week or starting veteran long-reliever Kevin Slowey in Saturday’s open slot against the New York Mets.
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The 2014 Major League Baseball season is less than a month old and it’s far too early to talk pennant races, award winners or even All-Stars. To this point however, few players if any in the National League have had a better start than Miami Marlins’ right fielder Giancarlo Stanton. While the Marlins have certainly cooled down after a 5-1 start, Stanton has not.
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Friday night’s great for fantasy baseball players with all 30 teams in action under the lights across the country. With 15 games, there’s potential to make some nice starting pitching pickups, but the rotations and matchups don’t present any can’t-miss selections since many of the early bloomers are already snatched up in most leagues.