Thome's NL transition a quick one

Updated: April 17, 2003, 6:04 PM ET
Three off and running
Jim Thome, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies

Even though he's an All Star, the surprise is that he's adapted so well, so early to the National League. First of all, he's a notoriously slow starter. And second, power hitters usually take some time to get adjusted to a new league.