Published on 04-29-2012 07:15 AM
The end of April is when I like to look around baseball for surprises. I enjoy spotting masters of the small sample size, and the biggest name to jump out at me was Barry Zito. Zito has the 14th best ERA in the NL with a sparkling 1.67 and an even better WHIP of 0.926. Poor run support has granted him a 1-0 record, but he certainly has to be one of the early contenders for comeback player of the year. That is if he can maintain this new (old) level of performance.
As many of you guys know, Zito has been an utter disappointment for the Giants. Zito signed the richest contract for a pitcher in terms of total value and average annual value at the time 5 years ago. After winning a Cy Young in Oakland, Zito has averaged 28 starts the