Introducing The Award Index: A Simple Way To Forecast MLB MVP/Cy Young Voting

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

Study: Can an MLB Player Be Consistently Lucky/Unlucky?

“Baseball is only a game, a game of inches and a lot of luck,” said the great Bob Feller, a Hall of Fame pitcher cited as one of the top flamethrowers in MLB history. This quote came during World War II, as Feller missed three seasons of his prime to participate in it, and 80 years later, it’s fair to wonder if his claim is … Continue reading Study: Can an MLB Player Be Consistently Lucky/Unlucky?

Study: Assessing Positional Value In Baseball

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

MLB 2020 Farm System Overview: Chicago Cubs

While we wait for the 2020 MLB season to get underway, it’s time to take a closer look at players who could one day be on opening day rosters. For the next month or two, we’ll be examining each team’s farm system, which will contain several prospects that will either one day be contributors for them, or could be used to acquire impact major leaguers.  … Continue reading MLB 2020 Farm System Overview: Chicago Cubs