The funk doesn’t care about a player’s salary, track record of success or stat line on the season. At some point over the course of a 162-game regular season, the funk pays a visit to every player in baseball.

With no surefire way to get rid of the funk—what works for one player won’t necessarily work for another—players take different approaches in their attempts to get back on track. Some get to the ballpark earlier for extra work, while others may choose to grind it out, hoping that the passing of time is all they need.

Regardless of what method players take, they all generally find a way to leave the funk behind. 

Taking both traditional and advanced statistics into consideration, let’s look at the players who can’t wait to leave April behind and, they hope, move on to bigger and better things in May.

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