Most surprising player at 10 different positions at the quarter mark of the regular season

Alex Gordon is off to an excellent start in 2019. [Image Source: Flickr | James Weatherly]
Alex Gordon is off to an excellent start in 2019. [Image Source: Flickr | James Weatherly]

This season has seen players such as Alex Gordon and Dexter Fowler perform at their previous levels at the plate.

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After looking at the most disappointing player at each position at the quarter mark of the season, now let’s take a look at the most surprising.

These players have easily exceeded expectations that were given to them prior to the beginning of the season. Remember this is a subjective list, and it remains to be seen if they can keep it up with around three-quarters of the regular season still remaining.

1

Catcher - Mitch Garver, Minnesota Twins

Garver entered this season with seven career homers in 348 at bats. He has nine already in 2019 in just 79 at bats while also batting .329 with a 1.164 OPS. According to Baseball Reference, he is expected to miss a couple more weeks though, due to a high-ankle sprain.

2

First base - Christian Walker, Arizona Diamondbacks

Entering this year with a grand total of just 99 MLB plate appearances over four seasons, Walker has excelled in 2019 as Arizona's primary first baseman. He is second in the majors with 15 doubles, and he also has hit eight long balls.

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