The season is just about 5.5555% finished. While it may be too early to intelligently speculate about what everything that has happened thus far means in the grand scheme of things, it is never too early to imagine what is yet to be. And you can go about that in one of two ways - either by making minor tweaks to the incredibly accurate preseason projections that are out there, or by pretending that nothing is more relevant to how this season will play out than what the first eleven days of meaningful baseball have wrought. The former is the sensible approach ... but you can find that anywhere (I recommend FanGraphs). So I'll go with the latter. What follows are some of my favorite "on-pace fors" of the season to-date. The statistics upon which these are based are current as of the morning of April 16, prior to any games being played. Keep in mind, these are entirely for fun, serving as a reminder of what can happen in extremely small sample sizes - the good, the bad, and the ugly. And, yes, I'm well aware that this is completely meaningless; just consider this some off-day whimsy.
I'll begin with five Yankees.
Didi Gregorius .172/.219/.172, 36 R, 0 HR, 36 RBI, 18 SB, 18 CS, -3.6 fWAR
Alex Rodriguez .286/.394/.571, 72 R, 36 HR, 126 RBI, 5.4 fWAR
Mark Teixeira .241/.361/.655, 108 R, 54 HR, 90 RBI, 5.4 fWAR
Dellin Betances 72 G, 78 IP, 0.00 ERA, 108 BB, 90 K, 0.0 fWAR
Andrew Miller 54 G, 66 IP, 0.00 ERA, 36 BB, 108 K, 36 SV, 1.8 fWAR
If you were to halve the numbers for Messrs Rodriguez and Teixeira and guarantee that that would be the end result, I would be more than satisfied. Gregorius has been as bad as bad can be these first nine games, and his ability to improve will be one of the most important storylines of the year for this Yankees team. And as for closer duo ... I could certainly see Miller posting bizarrely dominant numbers (albeit without the triple-zeroes), and Betances' struggles with command and control in the minors are still fresh in my mind. I hope that both will end up performing reasonably similarly to their 2014 selves, and I am quite confident in Mr. Miller to that end.
And ten of my favorite non-Yankee lines (presented without commentary):
Mookie Betts .225/.273/.425, 72 R, 36 HR, 144 RBI, 54 SB, 0 CS, 3.6 fWAR
Chris Carter .067/.125/.067, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 36 BB, 234 K, -9.0 fWAR
Adrian Gonzalez .528/.595/1.111, 180 R, 90 HR, 162 RBI, 27.0 fWAR
Dee Gordon .378/.400/.514, 126 R, 0 HR, 108 RBI, 108 SB, 36 CS, 9.0 fWAR
Curtis Granderson .185/.405/.185, 108 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 18 SB, 0 CS, 180 BB, 72 K, 1.8 fWAR
Trevor Bauer 36 GS, 216 IP, 1.50 ERA, 72 H, 162 BB, 342 K, 9.0 fWAR
Shane Greene 36 GS, 288 IP, 0.00 ERA, 126 H, 18 BB, 144 K, 10.8 fWAR
David Robertson 72 G, 72 IP, 0.00 ERA, 18 H, 18 BB, 144 K, 36 SV, 3.6 fWAR
Fernando Rodney 72 G, 60 IP, 16.20 ERA, 126 H, 72 BB, 18 K, 36 SV, -1.8 fWAR
Chris Tillman 36 GS, 165 IP, 3.86 ERA, 54 HR, 108 BB, 90 K, -3.6 fWAR