**Jose Abreu**, leads the MLB with 12 home runs. Angels 1B,

**Albert Pujols**, has hit 10 home runs. Pujols did not hit his tenth home run last season until June 9.

**Giancarlo Stanton**, leads the MLB with 38 RBI.

**Dee Gordon**, leads the MLB with 19 stolen bases.

**Jose Bautista**, leads the MLB with a 22.5 percent walk rate. Brewers OF,

**Kris Davis**, has the lowest walk rate in the MLB at 0.8 percent. Brewers teammate and SS,

**Jean Segura**, has the second lowest rate at 1.7 percent.

**Abraham Almonte**, has struck out at the highest rate in the MLB – 35.4 percent. Tigers DH/1B/C,

**Victor Martinez**,strikes out at the lowest rate of plate appearances in the MLB at 4.2 percent.

**Shin-Soo Choo**, currently leads the MLB with a .443 BABIP. Choo’s career BABIP is .353, so one would expect some regression.

**Carlos Santana**‘s .148 BABIP is currently the worst in the MLB. Santana’s career .273 BABIP is a relatively low batting average on balls in play to start with. Santana’s struggles look like more than just bad luck however. His line drive percentage has dropped to a career low 10.8 percent. That is a 54.4% drop from his career best line drive percentage in 2013 of 21.8 percent.

**Troy Tulowitzki**, leads the MLB in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. His line looks like .421/.522/.794. Therefore his 1.317 OPS obviously is the best in the MLB. That OPS is .259 better than second place Jose Bautista. Just to describe how big of a lead that is: Diamondbacks OF,

**Cody Ross**, has a .268 OPS on the season by himself. So basically, Tulowitzki leads second place Bautista by a whole MLB player.

**Mike Trout**at 2.6.

**Adam Eaton**, leads the MLB with 9 infield hits.

**Denard Span**, currently has seen the highest percentage of pitches that are fastballs in the MLB at 77.2 percent. Pirates 3B,

**Pedro Alvarez**, has seen the lowest percentage of pitches that are fastballs at 45.6 percent.

**Brad Miller**, has swung at the highest percentage of pitches outside of the zone – 42.9 percent. Shin-Soo Choo, at 14.7 percent, has swung at the lowest percentage of pitches outside the zone.

**Wellington Castillo**catching. That is the most off any one catcher in the MLB. Only 3 base runners have been caught with Castillo catching. In comparision base runners have only stolen 8 bases with

**Yadier Molina**catching. Molina has thrown out 9.

**Johnny Cueto**, has pitched 55 innings on the season to lead the majors.

**Stephen Strasburg**‘s 13.05 K/9 rate is the best among innings qualified pitchers. Twins RHP,

**Kevin Correia**, at 3.97 K/9 has the lowest strike out rate in the majors.

**Shelby Miller**, at 5.26 BB/9 has walked the highest rate of batters among innings qualified pitchers. Second place is Red Sox RHP,

**Jake Peavy**, at 5.02 BB/9. Somewhat surprising to me is the two pitchers with the highest BB/9 rate have have pretty good ERAs. Miller has a 3.20 ERA and Peavy has a 2.87 ERA. The lowest walk rate in the MLB belongs to Giants RHP,

**Tim Hudson**, with a 0.50 BB/9 rate (3bb in 54.1ip).

**Jon Lester**, at 1.9. Shelby Miller has a -0.5 fWAR which is worst.

**Charlie Morton**, has hit the most batters in the MLB with 7. Diamondbacks LHP,

**Wade Miley**, has thrown the most wild pitches with 6. Twins RHP,

**Samuel Deduno**, has balked the most times in the majors with 3.

**C.J. Wilson**, has received the most run support in the majors, with an average of 8.5 RS/9 (Runs support per nine innings). Pirates LHP,

**Francisco Liriano**, has recieved the least amount of run support at 1.67 RS/9.

**Bartolo Colon**, has thrown the highest percentage of pitches being fastballs in the MLB at 88.1 percent. Jays RHP,

**R.A. Dickey**, has thrown the least percentage of fastballs in the MLB at 14.6 percent. Dickey’s fastball is also the slowest average fastball so far in the MLB among innings qualifiecd pitchers at 82.0mph. Royals RHP,

**Yordano Ventura**, at 96.7mph has the fastest average fastball velocity.

**Masahiro Tanaka**‘s pitches outside the zone to start 2014 – the most in the majors.

**David Price**, has thrown a first pitch strike 74.1 percent of the time – the most in the MLB. Angels RHP,

**Garrett Richards**has thrown the least amount of first pitch strikes – at 45.8 percent.

**Chris Archer**, takes the most times between pitches – 26.6 seconds. The pitcher who take the least amount of time between pitches is Jays LHP,

**Mark Buehrle**at 16.0 seconds.

Source: Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference. Fangraphs stats accurate as of 4:54 AM ET, May 7, 2014. Baseball-Reference stats accurate as of 7:17 PM ET, May 7, 2014.