We are now more than two full months into the 2017 MLB regular season. At this point, sustained success can usually be considered more than a simple hot streak.
A look across the statistical leader boards of Major League Baseball reveals some surprising names.
As fans vote for their favorites to appear in the starting lineups at the 2017 MLB All-Star Game, few of these players have a shot to win.
However, if they can keep up their strong performances of these first two months, some will undoubtedly find their way on to the rosters of the NL and AL squads at the mid-summer classic.
Surprises don’t stop with individual player performances. A look at the current standings reveals a number of surprise teams across the Major League Baseball landscape.
For instance, who would have predicted back in March that the Minnesota Twins would be leading the AL Central Division at this point? Or that the Angels and Rays would still be squarely in the AL Wildcard race this late?
The Milwaukee Brewers are tied with the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. The Colorado Rockies are on top of the NL West heap. The Arizona Diamondbacks are in that western race, and are solidly in control of an NL Wildcard spot.
Who knows how long these surprise teams will continue to impact the 2017 MLB season? But while they are producing at such an impactful level, let’s take a shot at naming some players to an “All-Surprise Team” in Major League Baseball.