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
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
Max Muncy is the latest in a string of Dodgers’ players to come out of nowhere to be incredibly productive. Last year it was Chris Taylor who went from being traded by the Mariners to the Dodgers for Zach Lee (who is no longer with the Mariners organization and still yet to play an MLB … Continue reading Max Muncy is Hitting a Ton of Homers
It’s July 1st again which means it’s Bobby Bonilla day. That means that today the Mets will pay a man who hasn’t played a professional game since 2001, $1,193,248.20. The Mets will continue to do this every July 1st until 2035. This deal is just so weird it needs to be talked about. Let’s go … Continue reading Happy Bobby Bonilla Day
As you hear Len Kasper say at the end of the video above, “the old adage is, if you think you’re gonna hit into a double play, strikeout”. This is something I’ve heard being joked about before, but I wanted to see if there was actually something to it. Is there a situation in which … Continue reading Should a Player Ever Just Take a Strikeout?
I will get into the Cubs and Willson Contreras later, but first I must talk about catcher defense in general. One area of the game that is hard for a lot of people to understand or quantify is catcher’s defense. It’s a lot easier to see how a catcher produces offensively than defensively. There are … Continue reading Willson Contreras is Hurting His Pitchers
The Rays were the first team to do it and now the Dodgers have joined them in what seems to be a new trend. The idea is to start a relief pitcher to pitch the first inning and maybe even part of the second then bring in your actual “starting” pitcher after that. The Rays … Continue reading The Tampa Bay Rays and the Use of Openers