It’s Time To Fix How We Evaluate MLB Prospects

Prospect evaluation may be the most difficult part of any sport. After all, the best way to judge a player is based on their previous production, but we don’t have that luxury with prospects- we are forced to project how they’ll fare playing at higher levels, which is a burdensome task. As this process has garnered the attention of the public more, however, it is … Continue reading It’s Time To Fix How We Evaluate MLB Prospects

MLB 60-Game Season Predictions: Picking Award Winners + World Series Champion

Baseball is back??? If and when the Nationals host the Yankees on Thursday, July 23rd, Major League Baseball will successfully achieve its first goal in starting a shortened season. Obviously, the COVID-19 pandemic may end up ruining the efforts to finish the season, but for as long as we have baseball, I challenge everyone to enjoy it to its fullest. This will be a unique … Continue reading MLB 60-Game Season Predictions: Picking Award Winners + World Series Champion

Meet VOA, a Statistic That Captures an MLB Player’s Value Better Than WAR

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

Creating an Ideal Model For Evaluating MLB Prospects

Once upon a time, prospects were more valued as trade chips by fans of MLB teams than anything else, and young players, in general, weren’t seen as super valuable compared to established players. However, that time is past us- fans now care a great deal about their team’s top prospects, and front offices are more reluctant than ever to trade them. Therefore, public prospect rankings … Continue reading Creating an Ideal Model For Evaluating MLB Prospects

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

Believe It Or Not, But The Mookie Betts Trade Was Fair All-Around

Over the past few weeks, the event of Mookie Betts being traded appeared to be inevitable; he had just one year remaining under contract, and Boston was intent on gaining financial flexibility and adding young talent. However, the trade came with far more moving parts than expected, as in total, four teams were involved in two separate moves on Tuesday night. On the surface, it’s … Continue reading Believe It Or Not, But The Mookie Betts Trade Was Fair All-Around

2020 MLB Top Ten: First Basemen

After projecting who the top ten catchers would be next season, it’s time to continue on with our next position- first base. To no one’s surprise, this is a position stacked with sluggers, and unlike with the catcher list, nine of the ten players on this list were easy choices for this list, although the last spot came down to 5-6 qualifying players. So, who will … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: First Basemen