MLB Study: Rethinking How We Look At Team Defense

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

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 Top Ten: Second Basemen

Though most of the talk in baseball right now is with the major sign-stealing scandal, it’s time to take a segway from those conversations; let’s continue on with our top ten position rankings for 2020. We’ve already looked at the top ten catchers and top ten first basemen, but now, it’s time to examine the top ten second basemen. Unlike in previous seasons, there’s an abundance of … Continue reading MLB 2020 Top Ten: Second Basemen

The Top 50 Free Agents of The 2019-2020 Offseason

After witnessing an extremely remarkable World Series, the 2019 MLB regular season is officially over. While Nationals fans will want to embark on the glory of their first-ever World Series title, that’ll have to be extremely short; the offseason is upon us, and with two World Series champs among several high-profile free agents. So, who are the top 50 players who’ll test the open market? … Continue reading The Top 50 Free Agents of The 2019-2020 Offseason

Final Predictions For Top Remaining Free Agents

It’s Feburary 12th, which means that pitchers and catchers are reporting to spring training! However, the game’s top free agents remained unsigned, and as of now it’s unclear where any of them will sign. Still, let’s use the few clues we have to predict the landing spot for the top six remaining free agents! 3B Mike Moustakas Coming off a 2.5 WAR season, Mike Moustakas … Continue reading Final Predictions For Top Remaining Free Agents