MLB fans are reminded time and again at the start of a new season not to put too much stock into a small sample size.

It’s a long season, and what a guy does over the first month of the year is not always indicative of how his entire season will play out.

That being said, offseason additions are generally under increased scrutiny as they look to make a good first impression while fans expect them to immediately live up to the big-money contract or costly prospect packages they cost the team.

Things could certainly change in the months to come, but what follows are some early season grades for the top offseason acquisitions, be it through free agency or trade.

We kick things off with a quick grade rundown of the notable position players and pitchers who are not highlighted in the article, followed by a more in-depth look at the top 10 offseason movers.

This is not meant to be anything more than a quick rundown of how the top offseason movers are performing through the first couple of weeks of the season, so take it for what it is.


Note: Since the focus here is on offseason acquisitions, players that re-signed with their former team are not included. That means you won’t see guys like Chris Davis, Alex Gordon, Dexter Fowler, Colby Rasmus or others in the following article.

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