Player Profiles

Does effective velocity help explain Phil Hughes?

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Phil Hughes is having a great year so far. Is his performance related to the concept of effective velocity?

Hamilton, Martinez are equals

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You probably couldn't find two more different major league skill sets than Billy Hamilton and Victor Martinez, but in one way, they're almost twins.

A down year for Miguel Cabrera is still great

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Miguel Cabrera's stats are down across the board this season, yet almost every player in MLB would kill to have them.

Kevin Kiermaier and Oliver

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Sometimes, things come as a complete surprise to all. Sometimes, they come as a complete surprise to all but a few. Kevin Kiermaier is one of those things.

What's wrong with David Price's changeup?

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David Price has, at least statistically, struggled with his changeup in 2014, but is this a trend that we should expect to continue?

Chris Young is at it again

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In many ways Chris Young is an unremarkable pitcher, but in some ways he absolutely is.

Meet the new Mike Moustakas: Same as the old one

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Mike Moustakas has returned from a successful stint in Triple-A to wind up right back in the same place for the Kansas City Royals.

The effects of plantar fasciitis on Jedd Gyorko

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One of the most common foot and ankle injuries seen in athletes, plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that has wreaked havoc on San Diego Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko.

Forgive Marco Estrada's home runs

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Marco Estrada has already allowed 23 home runs in 2014 at a rate of 2.46 per nine innings. Don't expect that to continue.

Tony Gwynn: A look back at Mr. Padre's career

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Tony Gwynn, a San Diego Padres legend, lost his fight with cancer on June 16, but his career will not be soon forgotten.

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