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?
“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?
After an exciting first half of baseball that was filled with plenty of surprises, it’s time to take a deep examination of each team, and what their priorities will be at the trade deadline. Several teams will be looking to acquire premier talent to make World Series pushes, while other teams will attempt to trade their key pieces to add more young talent. So, which … Continue reading What Should Each Team Do At The MLB Trade Deadline?
Now that we are in the middle of June, we are almost a month away from the universal trade deadline; there is only one trade deadline this season. Therefore, there should be a lot of action soon, as teams try to position themselves for playoff and World Series pushes by prying away key assets for non-contenders, who are looking to bolster their farm system. So, … Continue reading MLB Trade Deadline Preview/Rankings