Every baseball player’s goal heading into a season is to get things started on the right foot. Whether it’s at the plate or on the mound, actually putting up numbers builds confidence with the majority of a 162-game schedule staring them in the face.
It doesn’t always happen that way, though. Each of the following six MLB players started 2019 by putting themselves in a hole from the perspective of their season-long statistics.
However, it’s not the slow start that matters — it’s the recovery. Achieving success on the baseball diamond is all about minimizing those valleys in production while also having a short memory, whether times are good or bad.
These guys have successfully done that after looking at how their performances have improved since the start of May.