When Julio Urias struck out Willy Adames to secure the Dodgers’ their first World Series championship, the baseball world was able to take a collective sigh of relief; they had managed to complete a 60-game season through the midst of a pandemic. However, this was only the beginning of a much different time in baseball, and I’m not simply referring to Justin Turner being pulled … Continue reading 2020-2021 MLB Offseason Review: Which Teams Spent The Most Efficiently?
In terms of strategy, no game has shifted more in the past decade than baseball. We’re well aware of the increase in strikeouts, pitchers not pitching a third time through the order, and other various ways the game has changed. However, in my opinion, there has been one change that hasn’t garnered enough attention: slowly but surely, baseball is becoming a position-less sport. Simply being … Continue reading MLB Deep Dive: Analyzing The Value of Defensive Versatility
The NFL season is nearing the playoffs and the NBA season is almost under way, but honestly, the MLB is in its best season- the offseason! With so many players, as well as managers and executives, changing organizations, this is a critical time for franchises to progress and improve their teams not just for this season, but in the future as well. Technically, free agency … Continue reading MLB Contract Projections For Top 190 Free Agents
The MLB offseason is a very fun time for the baseball world; with so many rumors and players switching teams, it arguably provides more entertainment than the actual season itself! As free agency starts, content creators will move quickly to publish their “free agency rankings”. However, I do not find this incredibly useful when it comes to analyzing team-building. Unlike the draft, where organizations are … Continue reading Analyzing The Entire 2020 MLB Free Agency Class: Where Is The Value?
As the postseason winds down, it’s time to turn our attention to offseason. However, should it really be considered an “offseason”? Between the end of the postseason and the start of the next season, there is so much action; it’s honestly my favorite time to be a baseball analyst. This free agency will be far different than anything we’ve ever seen, as several teams will … Continue reading 2020 MLB Free Agent Rankings: How Much Should Each Free Agent Be Paid?
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
Though most of the talk in baseball right now is with the major sign-stealing scandal, it’s time to take a segway from those conversations; let’s continue on with our top ten position rankings for 2020. We’ve already looked at the top ten catchers and top ten first basemen, but now, it’s time to examine the top ten second basemen. Unlike in previous seasons, there’s an abundance of … Continue reading MLB 2020 Top Ten: Second Basemen
After winning 91 games and reaching the NLDS last season, expectations were high for the Rockies heading into the season. They’ve responded to those expectations by starting 4-12 to start the season with the league’s worst differential. This has prompted many to wonder: when will the Rockies turn it around? Good teams tend to break out of early-season slumps, like the Yankees, Red Sox, and … Continue reading Rockies’ Playoff Hopes Already Look To Be Gone
Continuing on with our top ten lists, it’s time to look at the top ten second basemen. Second base is definitely one of the weaker lists, with a clear #1 and a clutter of solid players. Yet, no one outside of the top player is a star, which makes it tougher to rank these players. I really wanted to fit Brian Dozier on this list, … Continue reading Top Ten Second Basemen
Heading into the offseason, the Yankees knew they had to close the gap between the rival Red Sox in the AL East. After all, the Red Sox won 108 games and a World Series championship and beat the Yankees in four games in the ALDS. Many envisioned that a signing of Manny Machado would need to take place for that gap to close, but that’s … Continue reading With New Additions, Yankees Look Like Best Team In Baseball