This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.
The baseball season will be two months old Tuesday. With that nice round number in mind, I thought it would be a useful exercise to look back on the first Barometer of the season, both for some accountability and to check in on how those players have been doing. Here are the players I wrote up that week, along with a quick blurb about whether their rise or fall has continued.
WEEK 1 RISERS
Josh Hader, RP, Brewers: No longer striking out 77.8 percent of opposing batters, but fantasy owners will be quite happy with his 54.4 percent mark, as well as his 12 saves (already tied for a career high).
Greg Holland, RP, Diamondbacks: Still in the closer role and owns an excellent 1.53 ERA and a 2.82 FIP.
Chris Paddack, SP, Padres: Possibly even better than advertised, posting a 1.93 ERA, a 2.76 FIP and a 28.7 percent strikeout rate through nine starts.
Pete Alonso, 1B, Mets: Remains the unquestioned starter at first base, hitting 17 homers (tied for third in the league).
Pablo Lopez, SP, Marlins: A 5.40 ERA isn't good, but his 4.04 FIP hints at better (if not particularly great) things to come.
WEEK 1 Fallers
Zack Greinke, SP, Diamondbacks: Has looked as good as