Analyzing Early Trends From 60-Game MLB Season

We don’t know when the season could get cancelled, and have to take everything day-by-day, but I’ll speak for everyone when I say that is has been such a pleasure to have the MLB back as part of my everyday life. Since this is a short season, it’s going to be difficult to make any sort of concrete analysis on any topic, as the sample … Continue reading Analyzing Early Trends From 60-Game MLB Season

Meet VOA, a Statistic That Captures an MLB Player’s Value Better Than WAR

As baseball analysts shift towards evaluating players with advanced statistics, calculating a player’s overall value has become essential. To do so, the common fan uses Wins Above Replacement (WAR), a statistic that measures a player’s value compared to a replacement-level player- a 1 WAR player is worth about one win above a replacement-level player, for instance. The convenience of a “tell-it-all” statistic like WAR cannot … Continue reading Meet VOA, a Statistic That Captures an MLB Player’s Value Better Than WAR

MLB 2020 Farm System Overview: St.Louis Cardinals

While we wait for the 2020 MLB season to get underway, it’s time to take a closer look at players who could one day be on opening day rosters. For the next month or two, we’ll be examining each team’s farm system, which will contain several prospects that will either one day be contributors for them, or could be used to acquire impact major leaguers.  … Continue reading MLB 2020 Farm System Overview: St.Louis Cardinals

2020 MLB Top Ten: Right Fielders

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

2020 MLB Top Ten: Left Fielders

We’ve officially analyzed the top ten players at each infield position heading into the 2020 MLB season, so now, it’s time to shift to the outfield. We’ll start in left field, which has seen a recent surge in talent thanks to the performances of a few rookies last season, while others had major breakout seasons. It’s also a position that has a lot of strong … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Left Fielders

The Rays Are Building A Superteam of Cast-offs

Coming into the season, many people wrote the Tampa Bay Rays off as a bottom dweller. Who can blame them? They had just traded away their franchise player in Evan Longoria, and practically gave away pitcher Jake Odorizzi and outfielder Corey Dickerson in the offseason. Right now, their $73 million payroll is the second-lowest in baseball and they have traded away many key pieces during … Continue reading The Rays Are Building A Superteam of Cast-offs

St.Louis Cardinals Youth Movement Sets Them Up For Long Term Success

Out of nowhere, the Cardinals have snatched a 0.5 game lead for the 1st NL Wildcard spot. After firing manager Mike Matheny and sitting at .500, the expectation was that St.Louis was going to need to retool their team in order to set themselves up for future success beyond this season. That showed when they trade center fielder Tommy Pham, an MVP candidate last year, … Continue reading St.Louis Cardinals Youth Movement Sets Them Up For Long Term Success

Recapping Every MLB Trade Made On Trade Deadline Day

It’s July 31st, which mean it’s Trade Deadline day! Let’s take a closer look at every trade that happened on this trade frenzy day. Red Sox acquire 2B Ian Kinsler The Red Sox have acquired 2B Ian Kinsler from the Angels in exchange for pitching prospect Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez. Kinsler, 36, is only hitting .239/.304/.406 with 13 home runs this season. However, he’s … Continue reading Recapping Every MLB Trade Made On Trade Deadline Day