Awards & Honors

Corey Dickerson: The 157 wRC+ All-Star that wasn't

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In limited playing time, sometime pinch hitter and CarGo fill-in Corey Dickerson has posted a monster season so far, near the top of the leaderboard in WAR for NL left fielders.

ASG 2014: The BtBS All-Star Reserves (AL Edition)

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It's time to announce the 2014 BtBS All-Star team! Let's go over who the crew selected as American League reserves.

ASG 2014: The BtBS All-Star Reserves (NL Edition)

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It's time to announce the 2014 BtBS All-Star team! Let's go over who the crew selected as National League reserves.

NL Final Vote: Rizzo or Rendon

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Both Anthony Rendon and Anthony Rizzo were relegated to the National League's Final Vote for the All-Star Game this year. Now, I'm forced to pick one Anthony.

ASG 2014: The BtBS All-Star Starters (AL Edition)

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It's time to announce the 2014 BtBS All-Star team! It's time to share our American League starters!

ASG 2014: The BtBS All-Star Starters (NL Edition)

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It's time to announce the 2014 BtBS All-Star team! Today we start things up with our National League starters!

Simulating national all-star teams

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Making AL and NL all-star teams is boring. Let's make all-star teams based on players' birthplace and simulate how they'd do against each other.

Post-Home Run Derby Slumps and All-Fields Hitters

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On the whole, recent Home Run Derby participants have seen their production decline in the second half. Have some types of hitters been more susceptible to the post-Derby slump than others?

Early Rookie of the Year predictions

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Early thoughts on the Rookie of the Year awards

Early Cy Young predictions

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Most award prognosticators are worrying about the All Star Game, but let's look further ahead.

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Baseball's race to the bottom

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We spend hours and hours refining and crafting our arguments about who should be crowned baseball's best player at the end of each season. How about the same for those at the bottom?

AL and NL MVP predictions after two months

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Anyone can predict what MVP voters will do in September, why not make it more interesting and try it in June?

Dr. Frank Jobe and what he meant to baseball

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In 40 years Tommy John Surgery has gone from experimental to accepted. This post discusses the impact Dr. Jobe had on pitchers who underwent it.

Should playoff appearances affect MVP voting?

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Over the past two years, we've seen a couple of close MVP races go to a player whose team made the playoffs. Do playoff appearances affect a player's standing in the eyes of MVP voters? And if they...

BtBS HOF Part 2: The outsiders

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We've seen who the writers of Beyond the Box Score elected. Now the writing staff explains the exclusions of those who fell short.

BtBS elects class of 6 for the HOF

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Before the BBWAA announces their official vote, the writers at Beyond the Box Score reveal their choices for baseball's highest honor.

Mike Trout wins Beyond The Box Score AL MVP

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It's a year later and we're all singing the same song. Mike Trout is our MVP, even if he isn't going to win the real thing.

McCutchen named Beyond The Box Score NL MVP

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For most of the season, the National League MVP race was wide open, but in the final weeks the Pirates' leading man pulled away from the pack.

Max Scherzer named BTBS AL Cy Young

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Most of what you heard about Max Scherzer this season centered around his 21 wins, but even the analysts at Beyond The Box Score found plenty of reasons to name him the best pitcher in the junior...

The Cy Young case for Koji Uehara

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Given that the American League Cy Young award finalists have been announced, we can say with certainty that Koji Uehara won't be bringing home the hardware this year. More importantly though,...

Kershaw wins BTBS NL Cy Young

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For a good part of the season, Matt Harvey and Adam Wainwright were locked in a three-way race for the league's top pitching honor with Clayton Kershaw. Down the stretch, Kershaw separated himself...

Beyond The Box Score Rookies of the Year

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Despite a huge influx of young talent over the last few seasons, there was very little debate among Beyond The Box Score writers about who deserved this year's Rookie of the Year honors.

SABR Defensive Index and the Gold Gloves

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For the first time, Rawlings included advanced statistical analysis of defense into their Gold Glove voting methodology. Did it work? How would we know if it did?

Fielding, defense, and Gold Gloves: A discussion

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Everyone has an opinion when it comes to baseball awards, especially since advanced metrics became more widespread. It leads to discussions, arguments, and debates. The Gold Glove awards are no...

The American League's best supporting actor

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While the American League MVP race is showing a rerun from 2012, it might be time to look for a new award. Here we examine what an MVP race would look like without each team's best player.

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