The season's first month is drawing to a close, and both the team standings and the individual leaderboards are full of surprises. The Rockies atop the NL West? Eric Thames on a record-setting home run pace? Hey, it's early, but it's also a whole lot of fun after staring out the window and waiting for spring—at least unless you're a Blue Jays fan.
With that in mind, we hereby present what has become an annual tradition at SI.com: the April All-Stars. Given the small sample sizes involved—fewer than 100 plate appearances or 40 innings pitched—selection to this team is more a snapshot of who has played the best so far, rather than a guarantee that those players will sustain their performances. While in some cases, there were as many as half a dozen players who could have been chosen, in the first month of 2017, these are the players who have stood out the most: