Player Profiles

Dexter Fowler and intercostal muscle strains

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A core muscle group fundamental to the mechanics of numerous baseball activities as well as breathing, intercostal muscle strains can be devastating to a player's performance.

Sabermetric Minute: Yan Gomes

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Managing Editor Bryan Grosnick tries to make the case for Yan Gomes as the deserving starter at catcher for the AL in this year's All-Star Game. In video format, no less.

Kyle Lohse is the king of consistency

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It wasn't always flowers and rainbows for Kyle Lohse, as his first 10 seasons in the Majors were a nightmare. But now, with the help of former Cardinals' pitching coach Dave Duncan, Lohse has...

What's up with Josh Donaldson?

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The A's slugger is having another strong season, but had a hiccup in June.

Chris Davis isn't crushing like it's 2013

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After setting the baseball world ablaze with a magnificent 2013 season, Chris Davis has fallen back to earth in 2014. The lesson to be learned? Projections systems are pretty good.

How has Jesse Hahn been successful so far in MLB?

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Jesse Hahn is a guy who's thrown less than 200 innings in the minors, but that didn't stop the Padres from calling him up and thrusting him into the starting rotation. How has he been successful in...

Giancarlo Stanton isn't lucky, just good

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At first glance, Giancarlo Stanton's video-game numbers this season might appear to be the result of some fortuitous bounces. However, he's not been as lucky as one might think.

Have the Cubs fixed Jake Arrieta?

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The Cubs may have found themselves a dependable starter for the long-term, and he is already pitching—and excelling—in the major leagues.

Phil Hughes and effective velocity follow up

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Last week, I examined how Phil Hughes might be using the concepts of effective velocity to his advantage this year. I dive in more deeply this week.

Scott Kazmir, good again

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Remember when Scott Kazmir was one of the best young pitchers in the game? Well, maybe he's recaptured some of that success years later in Oakland.

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