2 Cleveland Guardians whose hot streaks will continue and 1 who will fade

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The Cleveland Guardians are off to an impressive 6-2 start to the year, with back-to-back series wins over the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners, currently one win shy of securing a third in Minnesota. A large part of the early season success for the Guardians has been the offensive production from a few key players. There are a couple of players whose success should be expected to continue, while there is one other that it would be far from surprising to see fade as the season progresses. 

1. Steven Kwan will continue his hot start

2023 saw Steven Kwan's numbers regress quite a bit from his outstanding rookie year, but it appears that Cleveland's two-time Gold Glove-winning left fielder has returned to form in the batter's box.

Slashing .385/.400/.513 with two doubles and a home run in eight games, Kwan leads regular starters with a 166 OPS+. Kwan leads the American League in hits with 15 and runs scored (10) entering play on Friday, April 5th.

It is not solely about the production from Kwan, it is how he is doing it. Kwan is pulling the ball a career-high 35.3% of the time while also recording a 29.4% rate up the middle, a career-low. This is a very encouraging development for Kwan, and it should lead to more future success. Being able to pull the ball more frequently will lead to more opportunities for doubles and triples, which should put the hard-hitting bats in the lineup that follow him in the order in position to drive him in.