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?
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?
Now that we are in the middle of June, we are almost a month away from the universal trade deadline; there is only one trade deadline this season. Therefore, there should be a lot of action soon, as teams try to position themselves for playoff and World Series pushes by prying away key assets for non-contenders, who are looking to bolster their farm system. So, … Continue reading MLB Trade Deadline Preview/Rankings
Now that we’ve done our top ten lists for all the position players, it’s time to take a look at the most controversial list of them all: the top ten starting pitchers. There is so much talent on this lists that several terrific pitchers did not make it. Notable omissions are AL Cy Young award winner Blake Snell, who had a 1.89 ERA last season, … Continue reading Top Ten Starting Pitchers
Now that the regular season is over, let’s take a look at the race for each MLB regular season award by projecting the three candidates and picking a winner. *This is based on who I think should win the awards rather than what will most likely happen AL Manager of the Year Third: Alex Cora, Boston Red Sox (108-54) Second: Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics (97-65) … Continue reading Who Should Win Each MLB Award?