Baseball Shots Of The Week – April 15, 2014

1. Los Angeles Dodgers (9-4)
1. Los Angeles Dodgers (9-4)
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 11: Carl Crawford #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after being forced out at second base by infielder Chris Owings #16 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on April 11, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 6-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
2. Atlanta Braves (8-4)
2. Atlanta Braves (8-4)
Ervin Santana commanded the ball well in his season debut. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)
3. St. Louis Cardinals (7-5)
3. St. Louis Cardinals (7-5)
So far, neither of the Cardinals' big offseason additions (Peter Bourjos, Jhonny Peralta) are hitting. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
4. Detroit Tigers (6-4)
4. Detroit Tigers (6-4)
Nick Castellanos has a bright future at the plate. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
5. San Francisco Giants (8-5)
5. San Francisco Giants (8-5)
Pablo Sandoval's walk year hasn't gotten off to a great start. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
6. Tampa Bay Rays (7-6)
6. Tampa Bay Rays (7-6)
Rough break for the Rays, as Alex Cobb and Matt Moore will miss time due to injuries. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
7. Milwaukee Brewers (10-2)
7. Milwaukee Brewers (10-2)
Like him or not, Ryan Braun can still hit. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)
8. Washington Nationals (7-5)
8. Washington Nationals (7-5)
Jordan Zimmermann was uncharacteristically poor on Wednesday night. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
9. Oakland Athletics (8-4)
9. Oakland Athletics (8-4)
Jim Johnson's early-season struggles cost him his closer job for the time being. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
10. New York Yankees (7-6)
10. New York Yankees (7-6)
Yangervis Solarte isn't quite this good, but he could become a useful bat-first bench player. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
11. Boston Red Sox (5-8)
11. Boston Red Sox (5-8)
A.J. Pierzynski's brand of offense isn't always pretty, but he's still getting results. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
12. Pittsburgh Pirates (6-6)
12. Pittsburgh Pirates (6-6)
People forget, but Pedro Alvarez led the NL in home runs in 2013. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
13. Texas Rangers (6-6)
13. Texas Rangers (6-6)
Robbie Ross had one of the strangest lines you'll see against the Red Sox: 5 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 6 BB, 4 SO. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
14. Toronto Blue Jays (7-6)
14. Toronto Blue Jays (7-6)
Raise your hand if you had the Blue Jays spending more time in first place in 2014 than 2013. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
15. Chicago White Sox (7-6)
15. Chicago White Sox (7-6)
Losing Avisail Garcia for the season is a rough break for the White Sox. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
16. Cleveland Indians (6-7)
16. Cleveland Indians (6-7)
Trevor Bauer looked more like his old self on Wednesday. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
17. Seattle Mariners (6-5)
17. Seattle Mariners (6-5)
Here's hoping James Paxton makes a speedy recovery. He looked good before hurting his lat. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
18. Philadelphia Phillies (6-6)
18. Philadelphia Phillies (6-6)
Roberto Hernandez has always had good stuff, but he'll have to continue to command it. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)
19. Colorado Rockies (6-7)
19. Colorado Rockies (6-7)
Charlie Blackmon is one of your least likely early-season studs. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
20. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (6-6)
20. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (6-6)
Josh Hamilton's redemption tour will be put on pause as he recovers from a thumb injury. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
21. Cincinnati Reds (4-8)
21. Cincinnati Reds (4-8)
Billy Hamilton's approach is worrisome, but his speed makes him one of the most exciting players in baseball. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
22. Kansas City Royals (4-7)
22. Kansas City Royals (4-7)
Jason Vargas with another good start against a possible playoff team. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
23. San Diego Padres (5-7)
23. San Diego Padres (5-7)
Robbie Erlin has strung back a nice set of starts, dating back to last season. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
24. Baltimore Orioles (5-7)
24. Baltimore Orioles (5-7)
Delmon Young lives to hit the Yankees. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
25. Minnesota Twins (6-6)
25. Minnesota Twins (6-6)
Jason Kubel had a miserable spring, but ended this week on a tear. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
26. New York Mets (5-7)
26. New York Mets (5-7)
Juan Lagares is just oh so fun to watch play outfield. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
27. Arizona Diamondbacks (4-11)
27. Arizona Diamondbacks (4-11)
Paul Goldschmidt has Tim Lincecum's number. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
28. Miami Marlins (5-8)
28. Miami Marlins (5-8)
Just about everyone is getting on base for the Marlins despite a seven-game losing streak. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)
29. Chicago Cubs (4-8)
29. Chicago Cubs (4-8)
Starlin Castro is looking more and more like the exciting player we thought he could become. (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images)
30. Houston Astros (5-8)
30. Houston Astros (5-8)
Jesus Guzman is quietly off to a nice start. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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