Why a Catcher Timeshare (and a Platoon at Any Position In General) Is a Great Strategy For MLB Team-Building

When we evaluate an MLB team’s roster, we tend to just look at their opening day starting lineup, which is referred to as their “starting nine”. However, as teams get smarter, it’s clear that we can no longer make those types of evaluations. After studying winning teams, one common theme became apparent- their “starting nine” is more like a “starting twelve”. So, how are these … Continue reading Why a Catcher Timeshare (and a Platoon at Any Position In General) Is a Great Strategy For MLB Team-Building

MLB Post-2020 Draft Farm System Ranking: #30-16

Now that the MLB draft is over with, and we’ve gone over how each team performed, it’s time to assess their collection of young talent as a whole. In a two-part series, we’ll be ranking every team’s farm system, based on the model I created to evaluate each of their prospects. To rank each team’s farm system I took into account the overall depth of … Continue reading MLB Post-2020 Draft Farm System Ranking: #30-16

2020 MLB Draft: Complete Analysis on Each Team’s Entire Draft Haul

As we hold out hope that there will be an MLB season this year, the baseball world was given a great distraction this week with the two-day showing of the five rounds of the MLB draft. We previewed this event tremendously with a big board and team-by-team breakdown, but now, it’s time to analyze each team’s draft class. Sure, we already graded each of the … Continue reading 2020 MLB Draft: Complete Analysis on Each Team’s Entire Draft Haul

MLB 2020 Draft Live Tracker/Analysis

It’s finally here! Ever since the college baseball season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been eagerly awaiting for June 10th to arrive. Well, it’s June 10th, and today, 37 players will see their dreams come true and become professional baseball players! In this tracker, I will be providing live analysis for each pick, based on my evaluations of my players and … Continue reading MLB 2020 Draft Live Tracker/Analysis

Complete 2020 MLB Draft Team-By-Team Preview

Although the MLB draft doesn’t garner as much as hype as the draft for other sports, since the players don’t contribute at the highest level immediately, a case can be made that is actually the most intriguing draft of the three. After all, cost-controlled, young talent is the most valuable asset in the MLB, and since they aren’t expected to make an immediate impact, any … Continue reading Complete 2020 MLB Draft Team-By-Team Preview

Study: Assessing Positional Value In Baseball

We’ve addressed the value of team offense, defense, and pitching, as well as the value (or lack thereof) of high-end relievers. However, is there a way for us to assess the importance of players at each positions? One of baseball’s most commonly used statistics is Wins Above Replacement (WAR), which assesses the value of players relative to the replacement-level player. Nonetheless, it is unclear if … Continue reading Study: Assessing Positional Value In Baseball

Study: Why High-End Relievers Aren’t Valuable In Today’s MLB

Between Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman, there have been plenty of excellent relievers who have anchored a bullpen, and thus are now enshrined in Cooperstown. Conventional wisdom has always placed a high emphasis on having a dominant closing pitcher who can finish off a game, and that remains the case in today’s game. Sure, teams have moved off of valuing the best relievers as closing … Continue reading Study: Why High-End Relievers Aren’t Valuable In Today’s MLB

MLB 2020 Farm System Overview: Milwaukee Brewers

While we wait for the 2020 MLB season to get underway, it’s time to take a closer look at players who could one day be on opening day rosters. For the next month or two, we’ll be examining each team’s farm system, which will contain several prospects that will either one day be contributors for them, or could be used to acquire impact major leaguers.  … Continue reading MLB 2020 Farm System Overview: Milwaukee Brewers

2020 MLB Top Ten: Relief Pitchers

We’ve finally reached a conclusion to the top-ten MLB positional ranking lists! Though there will be a top-five designated hitter list, relief pitcher is the last position warranted of a top-ten position, and by no means was the easiest saved for the end. In fact, this has to be the toughest list that I’ve had to put together, as over 40 players were considered for … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Relief Pitchers

2020 MLB Top Ten: Right Fielders

With spring training games officially under way, we are just over a month away from the start of the MLB regular season! With that, it’s time to continue on with our top-ten position rankings, and after looking at the top ten fielders and center fielders, it’s time to move on to the most talented outfield position- right field. The top six players on this list … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Right Fielders