Biggest Surprise Player After 1st Week: Milwaukee Brewers

As we continue our look at the top first-week players for each team around baseball, the Milwaukee Brewers made things awfully tough in choosing just one. The Brew Crew have two players who have been huge surprises in Week One. 

Brian Anderson/Garrett Mitchell: Week No. 1 Surprises

Anderson and Mitchell have taken the honors here for two different reasons.

Anderson is a 7-year veteran, who, after a decent start to his career in Miami, has struggled the past couple of seasons. He signed in late January with the Brewers as a free agent, with a one-year, $3.5M contract. He was merely expected to be one option of many at third base and in the outfield. 

All he's done is lead the world in everything thus far. Anderson is batting an NL-leading .500 through six games, with three homers, a league-leading 10 RBIs, a major league-best 1.056 slugging percentage, and an MLB-leading 1.621 OPS. Yeah, video game numbers for the 29-year-old. 

Then, there's Garrett Mitchell. The rookie. 

He single-handedly destroyed the New York Mets, completing a three-game sweep with a walk-off homer, after a two-dinger performance the game before. 

The Brewers' rookie outfielder is batting .300 with a 1.214 OPS, and had a little fun teasing his wife (a professional softball player) about his success, saying afterwards, "When my wife doesn't show up to the games, usually something good happens ... She's not here, so might as well do something fun."

These Brewers are certainly having some fun. 

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