Welcome to the first ever update of the MLB Award Index! Every two weeks, we will be taking a close look at what the index forecasts in terms of MVP and Cy Young voting, looking to find favorable odds on the betting markets, as well as create more accurate projections. For more information on the basis of the index, and how it goes about projecting … Continue reading MLB Award Index Update: June 10th
Sports are ultimately a team game, and that is incredibly apparent in baseball. As we’ve seen, no one player can single-handedly lead their team to a championship title; after all, Mike Trout has made the playoff just one time in his career! For this reason, most of the attention when it comes to predictions and projections surrounds around the teams. Who will win each division? … Continue reading Introducing The Award Index: A Simple Way To Forecast MLB MVP/Cy Young Voting
When Julio Urias struck out Willy Adames to secure the Dodgers’ their first World Series championship, the baseball world was able to take a collective sigh of relief; they had managed to complete a 60-game season through the midst of a pandemic. However, this was only the beginning of a much different time in baseball, and I’m not simply referring to Justin Turner being pulled … Continue reading 2020-2021 MLB Offseason Review: Which Teams Spent The Most Efficiently?
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?
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?
Let’s take a closer look at all the trades that happened today, July 27 Cubs acquire SP Cole Hamels The Cubs have acquired SP Cole Hamels from the Rangers in exchange for pitching prospect Rollie Lacy, RHP Eddie Butler, and a player to be named later. Hamels, 34, has a 4.72 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 5.20 FIP. Lacy,, 23, has a combined 2.45 ERA … Continue reading Recapping the 7/27 MLB Trades
The Baltimore Orioles couldn’t have asked anything more of Manny Machado when they selected him 3rd overall in the 2010 MLB Draft. He’s a four-time all-star, time gold glove, and finished top 10 in the MVP voting three times. Nevertheless, Baltimore wasn’t able to get over the hump with him due to numerous bad decisions. As it became clear that they weren’t going to be … Continue reading Orioles’ Return For Manny Machado Extremely Underwhelming Despite The Circumstances