Player Profiles

Jake McGee, predictable and dominant

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There are no gimmicks with Jake McGee. Hitters know what's coming but McGee beats them anyway.

Odrisamer Despaigne: Eephus Master

1

Odrisamer Despaigne may never be a star pitcher, but he is unparalleled in one facet of pitching.

Brandon McCarthy has been better in NY this season

1

Did the Yankees see something in McCarthy that Arizona missed?

Juan Lagares' defensive wizardry

9

New York Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares has produced some remarkable defensive numbers in his short tenure in the Big Apple. Is he the best defensive player in baseball?

Cole Hamels and lack of run support

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Cole Hamels is quietly pitching brilliantly for the cellar-dwelling Phillies, but he isn't getting much help from teammates. Just how good has he been?

Seth Smith: Post Extension

2

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.

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

2

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

The unexpected young MVP candidate in D.C.

1

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

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