Surprising starts to believe, not believe
May, 14, 2014
By Jim Bowden | ESPN Insider
Victor Decolongon/Getty ImagesDee Gordon has transformed himself into a dynamic leadoff threat for the Dodgers.MLB teams have now played approximately 25 percent of their regular-season games, and as much as we’d like to think you can just multiply their wins or statistics by four to see how the season will play out, we all know better.
We do have, though, a pretty good indication by now of who the contending teams are, which players are having breakout seasons and those who have begun their decline. Some players are going to get better, some are going to come back to reality and some are going to fall apart. So what should you believe and not believe after the first six weeks of the season?
Here's my look at a few players and teams off to surprisingly good (and bad) starts, and why you should buy into their performances or not.
1. Dee Gordon | 2B | Los Angeles Dodgers
Gordon, 26, is the most improved player in baseball this season.