We are in the midst of an unprecedented MLB season, but that doesn’t mean that the top players/staff members shouldn’t be recognized with awards! Today, I will be using a model I constructed to take a look at each of the major awards and assigning a deserved winner! This model will lead to different results than standard award races. For starters, it goes based off … Continue reading Who Should Win Each 2020 MLB Award?
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
Over the past couple weeks, there have been a flurry of MLB extensions. Whether players are wary of free agency. or teams are motivated to retain their players, 15 extensions have been signed since March 19th. Let’s analyze all of these extensions by ranking them in order of worst value to best value. #15- March 23rd: Astros Extend SP Justin Verlander Contract Details: 2 years, … Continue reading Ranking Best MLB Extensions
Continuing with my top ten lists for each position, it’s time to look at the top ten first basemen. This is an interesting list, as the first four are superstars in their own tier, while it’s unclear how the other six will fare this year. I was very close to putting Justin Smoak of the Blue Jays on this list, but his high strikeout rate … Continue reading Top Ten First Basemen
Three straights years without making the playoffs is too long for a Cardinals franchise that prioritizes winning over anything else. Expect them to go all in for 2019. Current State: World Series Contender Cardinals Acquire 1B Paul Goldschmidt in Exchange for RHP Luke Weaver, C Carson Kelly, IF Andy Young, and a Competitive Balance Pick In a trade that completely changes the course of this … Continue reading St. Louis Cardinals Offseason Tracker and 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
It’s not often that a top ten player and arguably the best player at his position becomes available via trade. It’s even more rare when that player is only making $14 million for the next season. Yet, that’s the case with star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who the Diamondbacks are shopping him. The 31-year-old hit .290/.389/.533 with 33 home runs and a 5.4 WAR, and … Continue reading Analyzing The Trade Market for Paul Goldschmidt