Positional Reviews

How difficult was that play?

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While we await for MLB Advanced Media to provide us with the best quantitative data we have ever seen on fielding, we will rely on what scouts see to decide who makes the most difficult plays.

The best and worst defenders face off

2

What would it look like if we pitted the league's worst glove men against the best defenders baseball has to offer?

How value in closers is found outside of WAR

2

Do closers present the most clear picture of wins added (or lost)?

New-Era Outfield Arms

4

With many of the past decade's premier outfield arms gone from the game today — we examine the league's A-1 outfield arms here to stay.

Gold Gloves evaluated: Catchers

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An evaluation of the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove award-winning catchers — has the improved selection process gotten it right?

Is this a golden age of catching?

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When it comes to greatness in baseball today guys like Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw grab the headlines, but there's some mighty fine catching talent out there that deserves some recognition.

The Best Fourth Outfielders in Baseball

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To be a good fourth outfielder, a player may need to be adequate offensively and to have the ability to play multiple positions. But the best fourth outfielders also have at least one of a few...

Are elite GB% relievers undervalued?

13

Part of what makes a high-GB% reliever valuable is the increased likelihood of double plays. But how much value does that add?

2013's 'Winter Soldier'

7

We're looking at another fun stat that helps us determine which pitchers were most above-average at recording strikeouts and inducing grounders.

A DH compromise

18

Rules harmony does not require one league to adopt the DH (or non-DH) rules of the other. Hybrid solutions are feasible -- and linking the DH to starting pitchers would keep many of the best...

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