Study: Looking at The Optimal Arsenal for a Pitcher- Which Pitchers Can Improve Their Pitch Usage?

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?

2020 MLB Top Ten: Starting Pitchers

We’ve officially gone through the top-ten position players at each position, so now, it’s time to look at who’ll they be facing off against; today, we’re going to analyze the game’s top-ten starting pitchers. Obviously, since there are roughly 1,500 pitchers who will occupy rotation spots, this is a very tough list to put together- only the elite pitchers were able to secure a spot … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Starting Pitchers

Washington Nationals Offseason Tracker and Analysis

The Nationals may be saying good-bye to Bryce Harper, or maybe they’re aren’t. No matter what, the team is remaining aggressive in pursuit of a World Series championship. Current State: World Series Contender Nationals Sign SP Patrick Corbin In a huge and surprising development, the Nationals have signed starting pitcher Patrick Corbin to a six year, $140 million contract. Corbin, 29, was pegged by many … Continue reading Washington Nationals Offseason Tracker and Analysis

Arizona Diamondbacks Off Season Tracker & Analysis

The Diamondbacks responded to two key pieces of their team leaving via free agency in Patrick Corbin and AJ Pollock by orchestrating a teardown. They’ve already traded Paul Goldschmidt, and will likely continue to trade away Major League assets. Current State: Rebuilding Diamondbacks Sign SP Merrill Kelly The Diamondbacks have signed right hander Merill Kelly to a two-year/$5.5 million deal. The contract also comes with … Continue reading Arizona Diamondbacks Off Season Tracker & Analysis

Nats, Phillies, or Yankees, Who Is The Best Fit For Patrick Corbin?

This week, 2018 All Star Patrick Corbin has visited with the Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, and the New York Yankees. The 29 year old star lefty had a breakout season last year, posting a 3.15 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. His peripherals are even more encouraging; his 2.47 FIP suggests that he was the victim of bad luck and his 5.13 strikeout to walk ratio was … Continue reading Nats, Phillies, or Yankees, Who Is The Best Fit For Patrick Corbin?