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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

2020 MLB Top Ten: Relief Pitchers

We’ve finally reached a conclusion to the top-ten MLB positional ranking lists! Though there will be a top-five designated hitter list, relief pitcher is the last position warranted of a top-ten position, and by no means was the easiest saved for the end. In fact, this has to be the toughest list that I’ve had to put together, as over 40 players were considered for … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Relief Pitchers

2020 MLB Top Ten: Center Fielders

Last week, we analyzed the┬átop ten left fielders in the MLB, but outside of Juan Soto, there weren’t any true MVP candidates on this list. That won’t be the case in center field- the AL and NL MVPs make up the top spots on this list, while there are plenty of All-Star caliber players making the list. Unlike left field, it’s definitely more of a … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Center 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