The Royals Have a Chance to Innovate the Use of Base Running

The Kansas City Royals were the worst team in one of the worst divisions of all-time in 2018. Their attendance numbers fell back down to where they were before their World Series runs. They are in need of some excitement and their recent signings show they may have something intriguing and an opportunity for an … Continue reading The Royals Have a Chance to Innovate the Use of Base Running

The Best/Worst Players From the 2018 MLB Postseason

The MLB playoffs are over so let's take a minute to look back on them. What makes the playoffs so interesting is that it's such a small amount of games compared to the regular season and those games decide everything. For this reason, the best players in the regular season, aren't the best players in … Continue reading The Best/Worst Players From the 2018 MLB Postseason

NL Wild Card Game: Pitching Comparison

Divisions have been settled and the wild-card games are upon us. The Cubs and Rockies meet at Wrigley Field for a win-or-go-home game on Tuesday night. Let's take a look at the starting pitchers for the game. First, a quick pitching comparison Name IP ERA WHIP K/9 GB% FB% WAR WPA Kyle Freeland 202.1 2.85 … Continue reading NL Wild Card Game: Pitching Comparison

Waxahachie Swaps and Sergio Romo Playing Third Base

Time to talk about the Rays again. I didn't plan to write about them again, but then last Wednesday, Sergio Romo played 3rd base. The Rays used a very unique version of the Waxahachie swap. The Waxahachie swap is a maneuver in which the manager will move a pitcher (usually a lefty) to another position … Continue reading Waxahachie Swaps and Sergio Romo Playing Third Base

Analyzing This Year’s All-Star Rosters: Pitchers

I've already talked about the hitters for this year's All-Star game so let's look at the pitchers. I once again used an algorithm to analyze the pitchers. I used 5 stats and weighted them equally to get a glimpse at who were the best pitchers in the first half of this season. Strikeout percentage (K%) … Continue reading Analyzing This Year’s All-Star Rosters: Pitchers

Analyzing This Year’s All-Star Rosters: Hitters

It’s just about time for another MLB All-Star Game, this year in Washington DC. A lot of people say the All-Star game doesn’t mean anything and I don’t think the game itself really does. However, we judge players’ careers on All-Star appearances. When talking about a player, announcers often say ‘the 5-time All-Star’ or refer … Continue reading Analyzing This Year’s All-Star Rosters: Hitters