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?
Although he came up short in the American League Cy Young race, Gerrit Cole is in line to be the highest-paid pitcher in the MLB history, which is well deserved. After all, with a 2.48 xFIP and 13.82 K/9 this season, the 29-year-old had one of the best seasons for a pitcher in recent memory, and would be a massive addition for any team. However, … Continue reading Gerrit Cole is Fantastic, But He Won’t Be The Answer To All of The Angels’ Problems
After witnessing an extremely remarkable World Series, the 2019 MLB regular season is officially over. While Nationals fans will want to embark on the glory of their first-ever World Series title, that’ll have to be extremely short; the offseason is upon us, and with two World Series champs among several high-profile free agents. So, who are the top 50 players who’ll test the open market? … Continue reading The Top 50 Free Agents of The 2019-2020 Offseason
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
We are just two weeks away from the MLB trade deadline, which means there are plenty of rumors regarding which players could be moved and to where. From these rumors, we look to be heading towards are very entertaining couple weeks of huge trades, with plenty of marquee players, particularly pitchers, possibly on the move. Without further adieu, let’s analyze it, grading it on the … Continue reading Analyzing MLB Trade Deadline Rumors
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
Every year, there are the teams that do exactly what they wanted to at the trade deadline. Then, there are the teams that completely fall flat on their face at the deadline. The former would qualify as a winner, while the latter qualifies as a loser. Let’s take a closer look at the winners and losers from the trade deadline. Winner: Los Angeles Dodgers … Continue reading Winners and Losers of The MLB Trade Deadline
Let’s take a look at trades that happened today, July 26. Note: Cole Hamels trade isn’t official so it will be included in tomorrow’s trade recaps Yankees acquire JA Happ The Yankees have acquired SP JA Happ from the Blue Jays for INF Brandon Drury and OF Billy McKinney. Happ, 35, has a 4.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 3.84 FIP. Drury, 25, has dealt … Continue reading Recapping all 7/26 MLB Trades