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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 6/25/19

The ZiPS NL update; beyond the 90th percentile; the self-inflicted wounds of the Mets

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

FanGraphs | Dan Szymborski: ZiPS has an update on the National League, and it’s definitely interesting! The Braves are running away with the NL East with the Mets and Phillies floundering. The Dodgers are running away with the West at nearly 100% divisional odds already. The Central is the only cluster, with the Cubs, Brewers, and Cardinals all likely duking it out until the very end. Unlike the AL, there’s only one super-team, and the last wild card could sneak in with as little as 83-85 wins.

Baseball Prospectus | Aaron Gleeman ($): The 90th percentile for PECOTA is often the very upper bound for players’ performance, but a couple of players, like Mookie Betts last year, always beat it. This year it’s headlined by Christian Yelich, Josh Bell, and Cody Bellinger, to name a few.

The Ringer | Claire McNear: The Mets, as always, are in a tailspin. There is the stuff they couldn’t necessarily control, like injuries to Yoenis Cespedes. But a lot has been, from new GM Brodie Van Wagenen’s conflict of interest with his agency to Mickey Callaway’s fight in the clobhouse, to reports of Van Wagenen relaying direct orders from his sofa. New regime, same old Mets.