Stat Highlights How Elite The Royals Have Been On Defense
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by Andres Chavez
2d ago
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)   In MLB, useful defensive stats based on range and catch probability are taking over the league and that’s excellent. They help paint an accurate picture about how good fielders are at making certain high-difficulty plays. However, there is also value in always making the routine play. That should be a given for all major leaguers, but you would be surprised at how many players can’t even make routine plays at certain positions. It’s hard to field capable defensive players on all spots of the diamond, but the Kansas City Royals have done it so far in 2 ..read more
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Video Shows Just How Well Mike Trout Understands The Game
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by Andres Chavez
2d ago
(Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)   Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is not only the best and most productive player of his generation: he is also one of the most elite players of all time. He is so good that he can retire today and enter the Hall of Fame five years later as a first-ballot player. Trout is an elite hitter, a great defender, and a fantastic baserunner. He is, in addition to that, very smart and that trait is not discussed often enough. His baseball IQ is off the charts, and it’s a shame the Angels have wasted it for so long. The 9-10 Angels are third in the AL West a ..read more
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The Rockies Are Dealing With A Shocking Scandal
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by Andres Chavez
2d ago
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)   The Colorado Rockies have been the worst team in the National League (together with the Miami Marlins) with a 4-15 record. This was to be expected, of course: they are one of the most dysfunctional franchises in the league, their pitching is atrocious, and their offense is not good. What we did not expect was for them to make the news for breaching a common rule during a flight. “The Colorado Rockies are under investigation by the FAA and United Airlines after a video showed hitting coach Hensley Meulens in the cockpit of the team’s charter mid-fli ..read more
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Dodgers Insider Shares Latest Walker Buehler Return Update
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by Andres Chavez
2d ago
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)   Los Angeles Dodgers star Walker Buehler, who is in the final stages of his Tommy John surgery rehab, was supposed to be playing his last minor league game on Thursday before joining the big league rotation next week. However, those plans can now change and depend on what manager Dave Roberts and the front office decide. He conceded two runs over 2.2 innings on Thursday for Triple-A Oklahoma City. He couldn’t make it out of the third frame and his night was over after 68 pitches. What did Roberts say regarding the next step for Buehler? That he needed to ..read more
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Fans React To Must-See Mets City Connect Uniforms
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by Andres Chavez
2d ago
(Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)   MLB teams have revealed their City Connect uniforms, in an effort to showcase elements, colors, and lines related to the city in which they play in. It’s an attempt to make the existing bonds with their fans even stronger, most squads have released their unis with impressive success. In recent hours, the New York Mets released theirs. “The Mets City Connect uniforms are HERE! Honoring everything that makes NYC the World’s City. If you know NY, you know,” the league tweeted. The uniform has a dark gray color with black stripes and the letters “NYC” on ..read more
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Graphic Highlights Historic Justin Verlander Stat
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by Andres Chavez
2d ago
(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)   Wins Above Replacement, or WAR, is a useful stat to assess how much a pitcher, or a player, has contributed to his team relative to a replacement-level player. The higher the WAR is, the better the pitcher is. Since WAR is a cumulative stat, its highest earners and leaders are usually workhorses who are also very good at what they do. When it comes to talented workhorses, it’s very hard to beat Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander. “WAR leaders among pitchers to debut in 2004 or later. @MLBNetwork just named Justin the best pitcher of the generation,” M ..read more
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Paul Skenes Is Proving He Is Major-League Ready
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by Andres Chavez
3d ago
(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)   The Pittsburgh Pirates have arguably the best pitching prospect in baseball in Paul Skenes. After an impressive spring training with the big league club, he was sent to the minors even though it was clear he deserves a spot on the MLB roster. In four outings and 12.2 innings in Triple-A, Skenes is proving he is ready for a big challenge. On Thursday, he took the mound and once again was dominant: 3.1 innings, eight strikeouts. His ability to miss bats is unmatched in MLB and Triple-A, as Codify Baseball states. “No professional pitcher with at least ..read more
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Jack Leiter Has A Rough Outing In MLB Debut
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by Andres Chavez
3d ago
(Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)   The Texas Rangers gave star pitching prospect Jack Leiter the opportunity of his life. They called him up from Triple-A, where he had been performing well in the early stages of the 2024 campaign, to start on Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. The results of his first MLB outing were not satisfactory, though. He was roughed up for seven runs (all earned) and couldn’t get out of the fourth inning. “Jack Leiter’s final line in his MLB debut: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 K on 85 pitches,” Talkin’ Baseball tweeted. Jack Leiter's final line in his MLB ..read more
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Tigers Sit Atop Important MLB List
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by Andres Chavez
3d ago
(Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)   Once upon a time, errors and fielding percentage were used to measure and analyze defense. However, with modern times came more advanced methods to evaluate this crucial part of the game. Concepts like Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR) appeared, and then it was time for Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) and Outs Above Average (OAA) to become widespread. These are range-based metrics that provide a better picture of defensive value. Teams who fare well in these stats are performing well defensively and making more plays than the average squad. Since the two stat ..read more
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Juan Soto Joins Elite List With RBI Milestone
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by Andres Chavez
3d ago
(Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)   Juan Soto is not really a batting average guy, yet his career mark is a healthy .286. He is also not a player who has immense, top-five raw power, yet he has accumulated 164 home runs at 25 years old. And he is not really an RBI guy, yet he has driven in 500 runs in his short, but brilliant career to this point. Soto is an all-around beast known for his legendary plate discipline and for having well-above average contact and power. The overall package is elite and allows him to drive in a considerable number of runs. In fact, only 21 players have had ..read more
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