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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 12/17/19

Corey Kluber’s trade value; David Price in 2020; reviewing the year of the Juiced Ball

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FanGraphs | Craig Edwards: Maybe it’s surprising that Corey Kluber had such a low trade value when all was said and done, but that’s probably a worse sign for Cleveland when it makes you wonder why the team, after winning 93 games last year, felt the need to deal him at all (money).

Baseball Prospectus | Tim McCullough ($): Has David Price’s time in Boston been a rocky one? Sure. But considering (aside from his fastball velocity) his peripherals look adequate enough to maintain at least mid-rotation performance, that should be enough for both the Red Sox and possible 2020 fantasy owners.

The Ringer | Zach Kram: 2019 was the year of the Juiced Ball, and the lack thereof. When the Nationals won the World Series, it wasn’t because of it, but because its seeming disappearance in the postseason. Yet for the whole year, home runs in MLB and Triple-A increased to heights we haven’t seen in the sport’s history.