Maybe it’s the kid who started hitting and hasn’t stopped. Or it could be a veteran who has played the best baseball of his life. One of the best parts of a baseball season is looking back when it’s over and counting how many things happened that no one could have predicted.
No need to wait until after the season. We’re here to please. Here are 30 teams and 30 things we didn’t see coming:
John Means fits nicely into the history of the Orioles as the latest in a long string of left-handers who understand that pitching is as much about location and changing speeds as velocity.
Zach Plesac has a 2.53 ERA in six starts since the All-Star break, and the Indians are 6-0 in them. The 24-year-old right-hander has performed well enough that the Indians were able to deal from a position of depth and trade Trevor Bauer to the Reds for offensive help.
Just when some surely were wondering if he’d ever figure things out, 25-year-old
In a short amount of time,