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Bats & Balls: 10 Surprising Numbers

David Regan

David Regan

David Regan is a five-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, and was named the 2010 Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year.

At this writing, we sit at the unofficial halfway point of the season. At the season's midpoint, it's a good time to assess a few things in the first half that have surprised us and evaluate whether those can continue in the final three months, or whether perhaps we're victims of drawing conclusions on small sample sizes.

Here are 10 numbers I certainly didn't see coming when evaluating my draft board in March:

Except where noted, stats are current through Monday's games.

Dee Gordon's .344 OBP and 40 stolen bases

Gordon's 2.4 WAR ranks third in the NL, just behind Daniel Murphy (2.6) and Chase Utley (2.7). A strong finish this week leading up to the All-Star reserve selections gives Gordon a good chance at going from a guy who appeared headed ...

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