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CAL 2.0: Digging In Deeper With Hitters

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After the initial roll out, CAL digs deeper into hitter classifications, looking at some surprising finds.

Seth Smith: Post Extension

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Many were surprised when the San Diego extended Seth Smith's contract instead of trading him. Let's take a look at how Smith has done since the extension.

Mile-high disappointment

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The Rockies have been terrible in 2014 despite some hope coming into the season. What the hell went wrong?

The best 5-game starts in baseball history

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How does the Cubs' Javier Baez start rank in baseball history?

Gio Gonzalez and consistent success

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Despite changing leagues and parks in the 2011 trade, Gio has maintained the traits that have kept him a great pitcher.

A most intriguing Phil Hughes comparison

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He's a talented righty who underwhelmed for several years before breaking out late; why does that sound so familiar?

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Three who have drastically improved their wOBA

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Dustin Ackley, along with Adam Eaton and Denard Span, have completely turned it around at the plate during the second half of the season. Let's take a closer look at their improvement.

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Alex Gordon is having an elite defensive season

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The Royals outfielder has been an elite defender out in left field this season.

The unexpected young MVP candidate in D.C.

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Many, including this analyst, had Bryce Harper pegged as a likely MVP this season. We were close ... geographically.

Gausman halts development, helps O's win now

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Kevin Gausman was rushed to the big leagues, but even though he is not a finished product, he is still able to make a positive impact on the Orioles' chances in 2014.

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