MLB 60-Game Season Predictions: Picking Award Winners + World Series Champion

Baseball is back??? If and when the Nationals host the Yankees on Thursday, July 23rd, Major League Baseball will successfully achieve its first goal in starting a shortened season. Obviously, the COVID-19 pandemic may end up ruining the efforts to finish the season, but for as long as we have baseball, I challenge everyone to enjoy it to its fullest. This will be a unique … Continue reading MLB 60-Game Season Predictions: Picking Award Winners + World Series Champion

MLB 60-Game Season Predictions: American League

Is baseball on the horizon? If all goes as planned, which is a major if, the Nationals will host the Yankees on July 23rd, and from there, the goal is to have an exhilarating 60-game season. This won’t be a normal season by any means, but as the great Al Michaels once said, “fantasyland is where baseball comes from anyways”. Today, I’ll be handing out … Continue reading MLB 60-Game Season Predictions: American League

MLB Post-2020 Draft Farm System Ranking: #30-16

Now that the MLB draft is over with, and we’ve gone over how each team performed, it’s time to assess their collection of young talent as a whole. In a two-part series, we’ll be ranking every team’s farm system, based on the model I created to evaluate each of their prospects. To rank each team’s farm system I took into account the overall depth of … Continue reading MLB Post-2020 Draft Farm System Ranking: #30-16

2020 MLB Draft: Complete Analysis on Each Team’s Entire Draft Haul

As we hold out hope that there will be an MLB season this year, the baseball world was given a great distraction this week with the two-day showing of the five rounds of the MLB draft. We previewed this event tremendously with a big board and team-by-team breakdown, but now, it’s time to analyze each team’s draft class. Sure, we already graded each of the … Continue reading 2020 MLB Draft: Complete Analysis on Each Team’s Entire Draft Haul

MLB 2020 Draft Live Tracker/Analysis

It’s finally here! Ever since the college baseball season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been eagerly awaiting for June 10th to arrive. Well, it’s June 10th, and today, 37 players will see their dreams come true and become professional baseball players! In this tracker, I will be providing live analysis for each pick, based on my evaluations of my players and … Continue reading MLB 2020 Draft Live Tracker/Analysis

Complete 2020 MLB Draft Team-By-Team Preview

Although the MLB draft doesn’t garner as much as hype as the draft for other sports, since the players don’t contribute at the highest level immediately, a case can be made that is actually the most intriguing draft of the three. After all, cost-controlled, young talent is the most valuable asset in the MLB, and since they aren’t expected to make an immediate impact, any … Continue reading Complete 2020 MLB Draft Team-By-Team Preview

Study: What Are The Best Metrics For Evaluating Hitters?

Recently, we’ve concluded what the most reliable metrics are for evaluating defense and pitching. However, today’s study is a critical one with regards to what moves the needle in the modern MLB. Here, at mvpsportstalk.com, we’ve already found that hitting is about five times more predictive of winning than defense, and is still more important than pitching. Therefore, teams need to be able to build … Continue reading Study: What Are The Best Metrics For Evaluating Hitters?

Altering The Process Of Evaluating MLB Prospects

Yesterday, we took a closer look at positional value in baseball, and how front offices can use it to gain a competitive edge over other teams. However, there is an even greater flaw that front offices can capitalize on, and it’s with evaluating prospects. Currently, we aren’t modifying our prospect boards enough to account for positional value, but that has to change. In this article, … Continue reading Altering The Process Of Evaluating MLB Prospects

MLB Division Preview and Prediction: AL Central

After taking our best shot at predicting the AL East, it’s time to continue on with our division previews. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the AL Central, which is a pretty underrated division in terms of intrigue. The Twins, for example, made plenty of interesting moves to try to build on their 100-win season, but the Indians won 93 games last season, while … Continue reading MLB Division Preview and Prediction: AL Central

2020 MLB Top Five Designated Hitters

Technically, we’ve finished our top-ten rankings at each MLB position, but still, there is one position that has yet to be addressed- designated hitter. Obviously, there’s no need top do a full top-ten designated hitter list, since there are only 15 in total. Yet, since there are still talented hitters at the position that deserve recognition, let’s take a look at the top five designated … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Five Designated Hitters