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?
As baseball analysts shift towards evaluating players with advanced statistics, calculating a player’s overall value has become essential. To do so, the common fan uses Wins Above Replacement (WAR), a statistic that measures a player’s value compared to a replacement-level player- a 1 WAR player is worth about one win above a replacement-level player, for instance. The convenience of a “tell-it-all” statistic like WAR cannot … Continue reading Meet VOA, a Statistic That Captures an MLB Player’s Value Better Than WAR
At the end of last season, the Mets were in a peculiar position. They were coming off of back to back losing seasons, yet still had many pieces present from the team that went to the 2015 World Series. Still, it looked as their window was closed, and with a very talented starting rotation headlined by Jacob deGrom, they were primed to add plenty of … Continue reading Mets’ Disastrous Offseason Could Be Worst Ever
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