Opening week standouts

By Chris Doyle

Jumping to conclusions is hard to avoid this early in the season.

Winters are long and spring training is noisy, so when we finally get some legitimate data it’s easy to get caught up. One of the most satisfying things to do is proclaim how right you were about that breakout pick of yours.

But putting too much weight into early-season performances can be a dangerous game. An 0-for-18 start to the season is no different than an 0-for-18 in July, but with no statistical base it looks much . . .

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