2021 MLB National League Projections

We are less than two weeks away from opening day! This time last year, we were left wondering if a baseball season would happen at all. Now, we are looking at the return of a 162-game season! In theory, this would make projecting the upcoming season much easier than last year, where a shorter schedule leads to more variance. What correlated to winning in 2020 … Continue reading 2021 MLB National League Projections

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

2020 MLB Top Ten: Third Baseman

Last week, we looked at the top ten second basemen; the list contained some high-end players, but right now, the position as a whole lacks depth leaguewide. That’s certainly not an issue at third base, which is undoubtedly the most stacked position in terms of talent. Essentially, if you’re not an All-Star who is producing offensively and defensively, then making this list will be a daunting … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Third Baseman

Rockies’ Playoff Hopes Already Look To Be Gone

After winning 91 games and reaching the NLDS last season, expectations were high for the Rockies heading into the season. They’ve responded to those expectations by starting 4-12 to start the season with the league’s worst differential. This has prompted many to wonder: when will the Rockies turn it around? Good teams tend to break out of early-season slumps, like the Yankees, Red Sox, and … Continue reading Rockies’ Playoff Hopes Already Look To Be Gone

MLB Award Predictions

Thursday marked the start of yet another season of baseball With every season, comes new awards winners. Blake Snell and Christian Yelich, put together a surprising, yet strong group of award winners last season. Who will follow in their footsteps in 2019? Let’s discuss. We’ll go by least significant award to the main award. AL Comeback Player of the Year: Miguel Cabrera Due to a … Continue reading MLB Award Predictions

Rockies Save Themselves With No-Brainer Nolan Arenado Extension

The Colorado Rockies have made a massive splash, signing star third baseman Nolan Arenado to a huge eight-year contract extension worth $260 million. This extension runs through Arenado’s age 35 season, and his $32.5 million average annual value is the highest ever for a position player. This is definitely a surprise; Arenado had seemed destined to test the free agent waters for years in search … Continue reading Rockies Save Themselves With No-Brainer Nolan Arenado Extension

Winners and Losers of The MLB Trade Deadline

Every year, there are the teams that do exactly what they wanted to at the trade deadline. Then, there are the teams that completely fall flat on their face at the deadline. The former would qualify as a winner, while the latter qualifies as a loser. Let’s take a closer look at the winners and losers from the trade deadline. Winner: Los Angeles Dodgers   … Continue reading Winners and Losers of The MLB Trade Deadline