More Hardball has recently focused in on the early beginnings of Carson Smith and Paulo Orlando's careers.
Smith, a tall right-handed reliever for the Seattle Mariners, has a pristine 0.00 ERA through the first 16 MLB appearances, dating back to late last season. He's pitched 15 innings, racked up 19 strikeouts, notched 1 win and 5 holds, to go along with a tidy 0.73 WHIP. Impressive.
Orlando, a 29 year old Brazilian rookie outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, has 7 hits in 7 games. Nothing special, right? Wrong. Of those 7 hits, 5 of them have been for triples. That's ridiculous!