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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 3/28/19

A Bregman vs. Rendon comparison; bold predictions for the season; the continuance of three true outcomes

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FanGraphs | Ben Clemens: Anthony Rendon and Alex Bregman are pretty similar players—college pedigree third basemen with a propensity for sneaky power and contact, but they have pretty different approaches as far as plate discipline goes. Regardless, Rendon should be looking to cash out in a Bregman-like way after this year.

The Athletic | Eno Sarris ($): Here are some bold predictions from Eno to start the year, to name a few: Bryce Harper will win the NL MVP; the Royals will steal 200 bases; and, the Padres will be competitive all year.

The Ringer | Ben Lindbergh: If fans don’t like the high-strikeout, high-home run, three-true-outcome version of baseball, that likely isn’t going to change this season. Spring training league stats are actually very transferable to the season, and K% and TTO (three-true-outcome)%’s are nearly what they were last season, so buckle up for more of the same.