We are in the midst of an unprecedented MLB season, but that doesn’t mean that the top players/staff members shouldn’t be recognized with awards! Today, I will be using a model I constructed to take a look at each of the major awards and assigning a deserved winner! This model will lead to different results than standard award races. For starters, it goes based off … Continue reading Who Should Win Each 2020 MLB Award?
When scouting pitching prospects, evaluators are tasked with giving a pitcher a grade on the 20-80 scale for each of their pitches. At the beginning, it was standard to only judge a pitcher on their velocity when looking at their pure “stuff”, but now, that appears to be changing. With more teams focusing on different aspects of pitch data, it’s clear that there is much … Continue reading Study: Looking at The Optimal Arsenal for a Pitcher- Which Pitchers Can Improve Their Pitch Usage?
Though we spend practically the entire offseason analyzing team’s rosters and the quality of their players, there are always players that either exceed or fail to meet expectations. Through the first month the first month, that statement still stands true. So which surprises are real, which are flukes, and which need more time to examine? Let’s play: buy, sell, or hold! Tim Anderson, Chicago White … Continue reading Buy, Sell, or Hold: Examining MLB’s Biggest Surprises
Now that we’ve done our top ten lists for all the position players, it’s time to take a look at the most controversial list of them all: the top ten starting pitchers. There is so much talent on this lists that several terrific pitchers did not make it. Notable omissions are AL Cy Young award winner Blake Snell, who had a 1.89 ERA last season, … Continue reading Top Ten Starting Pitchers
For 117 days, the baseball world has gone through one of the most dramatic free agency processes of all time. That would be known as “Harper’s Bazaar”, according to agent Scott Boras, which finally ended with Bryce Harper signing a historic 13 year $330 million contract to join the Philadelphia Phillies. This contract breaks the record for the largest free agent contract in MLB history … Continue reading Phillies Complete Historic Offseason With Intelligent Signing of Bryce Harper
It’s obvious that the Philadelphia Phillies are ready to spend. Their owner, John Middleton, even came out and said they were prepared to “be a little stupid” in doing so. The logic for them doing so it pretty simple – the Phillies were in first place in the NL East up until August 12th and could make a playoff team with better play from their … Continue reading The Phillies Don’t Have To Be “Stupid”, But They Can Speed Up Their Rebuild With Some Smart Signings
Now that the regular season is over, let’s take a look at the race for each MLB regular season award by projecting the three candidates and picking a winner. *This is based on who I think should win the awards rather than what will most likely happen AL Manager of the Year Third: Alex Cora, Boston Red Sox (108-54) Second: Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics (97-65) … Continue reading Who Should Win Each MLB Award?