Mound Musings: 9 Surprises So Far
Mound Musings: 9 Surprises So Far

This article is part of our Mound Musings series.

The baseball season is nearly two months old. Here are nine surprising developments that have already caught my attention.

Gio Gonzalez's Command

OK, so maybe he's still not exactly exhibiting Cliff Lee-like control, but Gonzalez has made excellent strides with his control this season. Part could certainly be due to facing a pitcher instead of a DH, but let's give him some credit for BB/9IP improvement:

2009 – 5.1 BB/9IP
2010 - 4.1
2011 - 4.1
2012 - 3.6

Combine that with an 11.4 K/9IP rate (by far a career high if it holds), and it shouldn't be a huge surprise that Gonzalez ranks sixth in baseball with a 1.98 ERA. Considering he also leads the league in strikeouts with 69, he's a somewhat surprising ...

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David Regan
David Regan is a six-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, including the 2015 Baseball Article of the Year.
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