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
We are in the midst of an unprecedented MLB season, but that doesn’t mean that the top players/staff members shouldn’t be recognized with awards! Today, I will be using a model I constructed to take a look at each of the major awards and assigning a deserved winner! This model will lead to different results than standard award races. For starters, it goes based off … Continue reading Who Should Win Each 2020 MLB Award?
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
Last week, we looked at the top ten second basemen; the list contained some high-end players, but right now, the position as a whole lacks depth leaguewide. That’s certainly not an issue at third base, which is undoubtedly the most stacked position in terms of talent. Essentially, if you’re not an All-Star who is producing offensively and defensively, then making this list will be a daunting … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Third Baseman
Though we spend practically the entire offseason analyzing team’s rosters and the quality of their players, there are always players that either exceed or fail to meet expectations. Through the first month the first month, that statement still stands true. So which surprises are real, which are flukes, and which need more time to examine? Let’s play: buy, sell, or hold! Tim Anderson, Chicago White … Continue reading Buy, Sell, or Hold: Examining MLB’s Biggest Surprises
Continuing along with the top ten lists, let’s take a look at third base. This position is stacked with some of the game’s premier talents, which made this list so difficult to make. The fact that two former MVP winners don’t even make the top five speaks to the amount of talent on this list. Honestly, everyone on this list has a case to be … Continue reading Top Ten Third Basemen
Even though the Trade Deadline is over, teams can still trade with one another. That’s because there is a second traded deadline that happens on August 31st, known as the Waiver Trade Deadline. They need to either pass trade waivers while the team works on trading them to any team, or they can be claimed on trade waivers and then have to be traded to … Continue reading MLB August Trades That Should Happen