Welcome to the first ever update of the MLB Award Index! Every two weeks, we will be taking a close look at what the index forecasts in terms of MVP and Cy Young voting, looking to find favorable odds on the betting markets, as well as create more accurate projections. For more information on the basis of the index, and how it goes about projecting … Continue reading MLB Award Index Update: June 10th
Sports are ultimately a team game, and that is incredibly apparent in baseball. As we’ve seen, no one player can single-handedly lead their team to a championship title; after all, Mike Trout has made the playoff just one time in his career! For this reason, most of the attention when it comes to predictions and projections surrounds around the teams. Who will win each division? … Continue reading Introducing The Award Index: A Simple Way To Forecast MLB MVP/Cy Young Voting
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
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?
We’ve officially gone through the top-ten position players at each position, so now, it’s time to look at who’ll they be facing off against; today, we’re going to analyze the game’s top-ten starting pitchers. Obviously, since there are roughly 1,500 pitchers who will occupy rotation spots, this is a very tough list to put together- only the elite pitchers were able to secure a spot … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Starting Pitchers
Last offseason, Scott Boras’ top client, Bryce Harper, waited until February 28th to sign with the Phillies. Therefore, with him representing the top three free agents this offseason, many expected an extremely long, and tedious, negotiating period. Instead, Boras did the opposite- he manipulated the free agency market to negotiate three contracts worth at least $35 million per year. In total, Boras’ three top clients … Continue reading Analyzing The Ramifications Of Scott Boras’ Historic Winter Meetings
Although he came up short in the American League Cy Young race, Gerrit Cole is in line to be the highest-paid pitcher in the MLB history, which is well deserved. After all, with a 2.48 xFIP and 13.82 K/9 this season, the 29-year-old had one of the best seasons for a pitcher in recent memory, and would be a massive addition for any team. However, … Continue reading Gerrit Cole is Fantastic, But He Won’t Be The Answer To All of The Angels’ Problems
After witnessing an extremely remarkable World Series, the 2019 MLB regular season is officially over. While Nationals fans will want to embark on the glory of their first-ever World Series title, that’ll have to be extremely short; the offseason is upon us, and with two World Series champs among several high-profile free agents. So, who are the top 50 players who’ll test the open market? … Continue reading The Top 50 Free Agents of The 2019-2020 Offseason
As we move through the postseason, it’s easy to be caught in the moment, and forgot about what happened in the regular season. That would be a shame, however; the competition for the main awards will be the center of discussion post World Series, and it’s paramount that we don’t forget who excelled during the regular season. So, without further adieu, let’s take a closer … Continue reading Who Should Win Each Key MLB Award?
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