Welcome to the first ever update of the MLB Award Index! Every two weeks, we will be taking a close look at what the index forecasts in terms of MVP and Cy Young voting, looking to find favorable odds on the betting markets, as well as create more accurate projections. For more information on the basis of the index, and how it goes about projecting … Continue reading MLB Award Index Update: June 10th
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
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
With spring training games officially under way, we are just over a month away from the start of the MLB regular season! With that, it’s time to continue on with our top-ten position rankings, and after looking at the top ten fielders and center fielders, it’s time to move on to the most talented outfield position- right field. The top six players on this list … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Right Fielders
Last offseason, Scott Boras’ top client, Bryce Harper, waited until February 28th to sign with the Phillies. Therefore, with him representing the top three free agents this offseason, many expected an extremely long, and tedious, negotiating period. Instead, Boras did the opposite- he manipulated the free agency market to negotiate three contracts worth at least $35 million per year. In total, Boras’ three top clients … Continue reading Analyzing The Ramifications Of Scott Boras’ Historic Winter Meetings
Heading into the MLB trade deadline, the baseball world was expecting to see big names change uniforms. 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, 2018 reliever of the year Edwin Diaz, and other young stars such as Noah Syndergaard, Robbie Ray, and Matthew Boyd were expected to be on the move. Alas, none of those players were traded, though that didn’t mean the deadline was a … Continue reading MLB Trade Deadline Winners and Losers
In recent years, July 27th would’ve marked a time where plenty of trades would have already happened. However, this is a unique trade deadline, as a result of several teams still being in striking distance of the playoffs; as ESPN’s Jeff Passan is reporting, action likely won’t take place until right before the trade deadline. With teams like the Giants leaning towards not selling, the asking … Continue reading Coming Up With Suitors and Trade Proposals For Top MLB Trade Deadline Targets
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?