The Atlanta Braves have hit the most home runs in the MLB with 38. Justin Upton, OF, has hit 12 of the 38 home runs. The Braves as a team have a .324/.428/.752 (OBP/SLUG/OPS) line on the season. When you take Justin Upton out of the equation, the Braves line drops down to .312/.395/.707.
The Oakland Athletics have scored the most runs in the MLB, scoring 158. They only scored 88 in their equivalent first 28 games in 2012. That averages out to 2.5 runs scored per game in their first 28 games of 2012 and 5.6 runs per game in 2013. The Athletics on-base percentage has also jumped up from .281 to .345; over the same spans.
Houston Astros batters have struck out 267 times, the most in the majors. According to Baseball-Almanac the 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks currently own the record for most times striking out in a season with 1,529. The Astros are currently on a pace, that has them striking out 1,602 times over 162 games to break that record. The Braves, who have struck out the second most amount of times so far in 2013, are also on pace to break that record as well. They are on pace to strike out 1,532 times over 162 games.
The Astros have also grounded into the least amount of doubles plays, 10, so far in 2013. The Seattle Mariners have grounded into the most, hitting into 32 double plays. The Mariners lack of speed has also played a key role in the fact that they have stolen the least amount of bases, 7, so far in 2013. The high powered Athletics offense has stolen the most bases stealing, 25, so far.
The Cleavland Indians have led the league with a .200 ISO. The Marlins are the worst with a .083 ISO.
The Boston Red Sox have a .339 BABIP to lead the MLB so far in 2013. The Blue Jays and Cubs are tied for the worst, each with a .264 BABIP.
The St. Louis Cardinals have seen the highest percentage of fastballs, 62 percent, of the pitches they have seen. The Los Angeles Angels are on the other side of the spectrum at 54.8 percent. But when the Angels have seen a fastball so far in 2013, they are seeing the fastest average fastball, 91.8 mph. The Rockies have seen the slowest average fastball, averaging 90.1 mph.
The Angels *cough Josh Hamilton cough* have swung at the highest percentage of pitches seen so far in 2013, at 48.5 percent. The Indians have swung at only 42.1 percent of the pitches they have seen, the lowest rate in the MLB. The San Francisco Giants have the highest contact rate in the majors at 82.3 percent.
The Milwaukee Brewers have seen the highest percentage of first pitch strikes, 63.5 percent. The Athletics have seen the fewest percentage of first pitch strikes as a team at 55.5 percent.
Source: Fangraphs & Baseball-Reference. Stats as of Wed. May 1, 2013 4:17 AM ET