Positional Reviews

Defining the 'ace' label

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How do we define an "ace" beyond just the eye test? Here's one possible methodology.

Young Pitchers Make Baseball Fun and Exciting

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Pitchers who succeed at a young age are often the most exciting to watch, nothing is better then when 2 face off against one another in the game game.

2013 Top 5 rotations - Tampa Bay Rays

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Looking at the 2013 Rays starting rotation.

Drawing aces

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What's the best way to get an ace for your baseball team these days? I'll give you a hint, it's not free agency.

Can the Twins turn around their starting pitching?

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The Twins had the worst rotation in all of baseball in 2012. Can they turn it around without spending a ton?

Pre-Tommy John Surgery Pitch Type/Frequency

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After completing two studies comparing characteristics of pitchers headed toward Tommy John surgery with the league average pitcher, we look to the academic research arena for assistance on...

Is Craig Kimbrel's K% that big of a deal?

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Craig Kimbrel's strikeout rate has been extraordinary this year, but how does his season compare to others when compared to the league?

MLB's most valuable 2nd basemen

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For a position that is so diverse in its skill-sets, which is the most cost-effective skill-set to have? Is it better to have a slugger like Robinson Cano, or a defensive stud like Darwin Barney?

Compact Rotations, Then and Now

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I belong to a pretty nerdy Yahoo group comprised of Retrosheet enthusiasts who regularly exchange email to discuss potential errors and discrepancies they've mined from the vast and deep universe...

2012: Year of the Catcher?

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Over at the ESPN SweetSpot blog, in an article about Buster Posey, Anna McDonald briefly suggested that 2012 could be the year of the catcher. And that got me thinking -- with guys like Joe Mauer, C...

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