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MLB: Top 5 Performers From Week One

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Yu Darvish

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Week one is in the books in the MLB season and teams are playing in games that actually matter. The crack of the bat, the smell of fresh cut grass and hot dogs cooking and an ice cold beer (given that you are of age) brings out the best of people during America’s past time.

So, how is your team doing? For those who answered good, I’m right there with you. It feels good for now knowing that your team has started out on the right foot and you haven’t given up on the season after week one. For those who answered bad, well, that’s why they play 162 games. Hopefully your team figures it out and can turn around the season before the sink ships.

So, after week one I have decided to come up with a list of people who have caught the eye of baseball fans around the country. These five players have come out swinging a hot bat and have had a pretty slick fielding, and pitching to go along with it.

While most of these players most likely won’t continue hitting and pitching at the level they had this week throughout the entire season, I figured I would reward them (because this is such a prestigious award I give out) by giving them notice.

Sure, I may have missed some people and feel free to chime in on the comment section below. These are five players who I think have made some serious noise during the first week of the baseball season and are listed in no particular order.

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Justin Upton

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I guess a change of scenery can bring out the best in a player, and it's done so for Justin Upton. Upton has already crushed five home runs this season in the first five games he's played and is showing no signs of stopping the streak he is on.

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Todd Frazier

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It's been a great start to the season for Todd Frazier. Taking over the role that Scott Rolen left behind can be no easy task, but Frazier has performed well hitting at a .500 clip and driving in runs as well as playing a great third base.

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Clayton Kershaw

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Clayton Kershaw

is off to a hot start this season, after he has picked up his second win of the season and is second in the MLB with 16 strikeouts already.

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Adam Jones

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Coming a spectacular season last year, Adam Jones is at it again after one week. Jones is hitting .522 with eight runs scored.

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Chris Davis

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What a way to start off a season if you're Chris Davis. Davis terrorizing pitching, with a .556 batting average, four home runs, and a whopping 17 RBIs after just one week.