Heading into the second half of the season, it's still important that we do not overemphasize the current season's numbers, but we are starting to reach the point where we can put a bit more faith into them. Of course, history still matters. Sample size still matters. Context still matters. Regression will still happen. But our estimations of player talent at this point may be vastly different than what we thought back in March.
Here are several players whose underlying metrics and/or context make them notable bets to have strong second-halves, either via improvement or sustained success.