Analyzing The Stability of Amateur Baseball Players’ Statistics

In baseball, prospects are generally seen as a crapshoot, and it is easy to see why. According to Scott McKinney of Royals Review, of Baseball America’s top 100 prospects from 1996-2003, nearly 70% of them posted Wins Above Replacements (WAR) on average of 1.50 or less. Considering that these are supposed to be the premier young players in the sports, such a high rate is … Continue reading Analyzing The Stability of Amateur Baseball Players’ Statistics

MLB Team Building: Why Relying on Free Agency Can Be Fatal

Free agency is an exciting time for MLB fans. With so many well-known players on the move, it is understandable that they want their team to do whatever it takes to sign them; the perception of free agents are generally boosted incredibly based on all the rumors and buzz surrounding them. Thus, general managers are praised when they are aggressive when it comes to signing … Continue reading MLB Team Building: Why Relying on Free Agency Can Be Fatal

It’s Time To Fix How We Evaluate MLB Prospects

Prospect evaluation may be the most difficult part of any sport. After all, the best way to judge a player is based on their previous production, but we don’t have that luxury with prospects- we are forced to project how they’ll fare playing at higher levels, which is a burdensome task. As this process has garnered the attention of the public more, however, it is … Continue reading It’s Time To Fix How We Evaluate MLB Prospects

Offseason Tracker and Analysis: Oakland Athletics

The A’s may have a very small budget, yet they’ve won over 90 games in back-to-back seasons, albeit only to lose in the wildcard game. Expect this to be a typical offseason for Billy Beane, who’ll look to add some cheap impact players to round out a roster that should be good enough to compete for the playoffs. Expected Direction: The Same Offseason As a … Continue reading Offseason Tracker and Analysis: Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics Offseason Tracker and Analysis

After a surprising 97 win season in 2018, the A’s will look to contend in 2019 once again. It’ll be tough for them to make a splash with financial limitations, so they can be expected to make some out of the box signings to improve their rotation. Current State: Playoff Contender A’s Extend Manager Bob Melvin, GM David Frost, and VP of Baseball Operations Billy … Continue reading Oakland Athletics Offseason Tracker and Analysis