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?
They say that a run prevented is as important as a run scored, and this checks out. In fact, based on the coefficient of determination (r^2) for the two variables, a run prevented has actually been more correlated with team success than a run scored. This has been labeled as the “run prevention era”, and just by that measure, this would appear to be the … Continue reading MLB Study: Rethinking How We Look At Team Defense
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
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
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?
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
With most of the major free agents signing, and us being just over a month away from Spring Training, it’s time to start making projections for next season. Today, we’ll rank the top ten catchers in the MLB, based off of how they’ll perform this upcoming season. For years, Buster Posey and Yadier Molina owned the top two spots on this list, but as we … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Catchers
For 117 days, the baseball world has gone through one of the most dramatic free agency processes of all time. That would be known as “Harper’s Bazaar”, according to agent Scott Boras, which finally ended with Bryce Harper signing a historic 13 year $330 million contract to join the Philadelphia Phillies. This contract breaks the record for the largest free agent contract in MLB history … Continue reading Phillies Complete Historic Offseason With Intelligent Signing of Bryce Harper
Up until the start of the regular season, I’ll be putting together my top ten lists for each position. First up is catcher, a position that isn’t what it used to be, but still has talented veterans to go along with a few up and coming stars. Without further adieu, let’s get started. #10 Robinson Chirinos, Houston Astros Projected Stats: .225/.341/.434 (.775 OPS) -5 drs … Continue reading Top Ten Catchers