Player Profiles

Jean Segura's predictable 2014 hitting struggles

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Although 2013 was a breakout for the Brewers' shortstop, 2014 has been anything but. Could we have seen it coming?

Jake Odorizzi is pretty good

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Jake Odorizzi, the lesser piece in the James Shields-Wil Myers trade, is coming into his own.

One more thing Mike Trout is the best at...

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Yes, you know that Mike Trout is the best. Don't you want to know one more reason why?

Finally recognizing Daniel Murphy

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The All-Star game is a good time to recognize unsung heroes. Let's give Daniel Murphy his due.

Clayton Kershaw's Scoreless Inning Streak

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Putting Clayton Kershaw's scoreless innings streak in perspective among his peers.

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Alfredo Simon isn't good, just lucky

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Alfredo Simon has been a pleasant first-half surprise for the Cincinnati Reds. His performance is just that, though--surprising.

Albert Pujols and the cut fastball

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Has the cutter been one of the bigger reasons for Pujols' struggle over the last four seasons?

Tyson Ross dares you to try and hit his slider

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Tyson Ross has been the most difficult pitcher to hit in baseball.

Two shades of Edinson Volquez

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By certain metrics, Edinson Volquez has been much better in 2014 than he was in 2013. And, by other metrics, he's essentially been the same player he was a year ago. Let's investigate.

Starlin Castro: Pulling himself back together

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Starlin Castro was just named to his third All-Star team. What has he done to get back on track after a miserable 2013?

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