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Advanced-A prospect walk and strikeout analysis

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Using historical prospect lists, which current prospects have helped their chances at Major League success based on their walks, strikeouts, and age?

Surveying the market: Outfield

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Rounding out our free agent preview with a look at the available outfielders.

Moving great setup men to the role of "opener"

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Relievers thrive in dedicated roles, do they? Pitchers suffer after they've been through the lineup a couple times, eh? And platoons are thriving? Fine. Let's get weird.

Angels act like winners, sign reliever Joe Smith

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The Angels haven't signed the biggest name of the free agent market, in fact in this round, they've gone after an average Joe.

The end of the proven closer myth

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Many in the baseball industry have known for years that the value of "closer experience" or "the closer mentality" are largely nonsense, but in 2013, the evidence was too overwhelming to ignore.

The Shift Episode 2: Pitching for keeps

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The latest edition of The Shift, the official podcast of Beyond the Box Score.

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Adjusting minor league park factors

The formula for park factors assumes that fielders and pitchers are of major league caliber or are, at the very least, replacement level and major league ready. The difference with the minor...

Pitcher Similarity Scores 2.0

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Which two pitchers are like twins? Who has the most similar fastballs in 2013? We try to answer this in the updated version of pitcher similarity scores.

Jason Vargas to the Royals: not special, but solid

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While replacing Ervin Santana with Jason Vargas seems ludicrous, digging deeper into the Royals' latest acquisition might change some minds.

Jhonny Peralta lands in St. Louis

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Despite missing 50 of the final 53 regular season games, Jhonny Peralta parlayed a strong 2013 and thin market for shortstops into a four year deal with the Cardinals.

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