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And now, another edition of small sample size theater

Kansas City Royals v Detroit Tigers

DETROIT - APRIL 09: Jeff Francoeur #21 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by his teammates after scoring in the second inning during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 9, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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I have already had multiple people ask me if I was prepared to eat crow over Jeff Francoeur’s fast start. My response has been “It’s early. Don’t worry. The real Jeff Francoeur will show up soon.”

Thankfully, Ted Berg has a great list of early-season statistical anomalies up over at his blog this morning, all of which are interesting, but one of which is more interesting than the others:

Jeff Francoeur has a .352 on-base percentage and a .508 slugging, exactly the same marks he had after 16 games last season.

Just like the Mets aren’t going to have a .294 winning percentage all year, Jeff Francoeur is not going to have an OPS+ of 141 all year either. It’s early, folks. Early, early, early.