MLB Analysis & Sabermetrics
MLB is slowly killing its own sport
Baseball is losing a considerable number of fans thanks to the ongoing lockout and the owners’ unwillingness to come close to players’ demands
Fans and players should prepare for games being lost
Despite some late advances in the amateur draft lottery, CBA negotiations went nowhere this week. Losing regular-season games is a likely scenario.
The Yankees’ 2022 first base situation remains a mystery
No one, not even the Yankees, know who will play first base for them at this stage. They could get busy after the lockout
Kyle Tucker quietly became one of the league’s premier sluggers
The Houston Astros outfielder is an extra-base machine, and may still have another gear
The universal DH is a win-win for teams and players
The expectation is that the 2022 season, whenever it starts, will be played with the universal designated hitter rule. That is good news for everyone involved
Five potential breakout players for 2022
With patience and opportunity (innings or plate appearances), these five young players could break through and become key contributors
How much is Juan Soto worth?
Let’s try and guess what Soto’s next contract will look like
Are the Pittsburgh Pirates… interesting?
The Bucs still look like a last-place team in 2022, but they have some good young pieces, rebound candidates, and top prospects. Will they keep Bryan Reynolds, though?
Analyzing the Yankees’ ZiPS projections
Joey Gallo is projected to have a big rebound season for the Bombers, while the system predicts Néstor Cortés to take a step back
The AL East is full of potential outcomes
The Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees can all finish anywhere from first to fourth in the division
You can trust Logan Webb’s breakout season
Meet Logan Webb, the San Francisco Giants ace
How will teams use their 26th roster spot?
Specialized offensive players are making a comeback.
Robinson Cano isn’t done yet
The Mets’ keystone wasn’t as bad his 2019 numbers look on the surface
Freddy Galvis is an elite defender apparently
Statcast’s new infield defensive metrics cast the Reds shortstop in a new light.
What we can glean from Statcast’s new infield defense metric
Infield defense, demystified.
Carlos Santana and Joey Votto are walking into history
Two of baseball’s longtime sluggers are surging up baseball’s all-time walk list. Who might join them?
The 2019 largest DRA-RA9 differences in baseball: underperformers
For the second straight year, we’re taking a look at the pitchers who most underperformed their DRAs.
The 2019 largest DRA-RA9 differences in baseball: overperformers
For the second straight year, we’re taking a look at the pitchers who most outperformed their DRAs.
Marcus Semien is the reason the Athletics will make the postseason
Good teams require a lot of good performances, but they also require a few that come out of nowhere.
The Indians bullpen just got some added help
James Karinchak put up absurd numbers in the minor leagues. He’ll now get a chance to contribute for the Indians during their playoff push.
The Nationals were right about Patrick Corbin
After hemming and hawing over the offseason about whether he is for real, he is indeed for real
Justin Verlander is the perfect Cy Young candidate for the Juiced Ball Era
No pitcher in recent memory has had such success while allowing so many home runs.
Jorge Soler deserves your attention
Pitchers are avoiding him and he is attacking anything they give him.
Drew Smyly is cutting it in Philly
After looking like a lost cause, Smyly has turned things around.
Nick Pivetta has simplified it in the bullpen
Nick Pivetta looks to help a struggling bullpen in his new role.
Aaron Sanchez held up the narrative in his Astros debut
It was almost not even a surprise.
Austin Nola has found offensive success
Changes to his batted ball profile have added some power.
With Madison Bumgarner, what you see is what you get
If you look past the history of Bumgarner, the version that currently exists is still more than serviceable.
BREAKING: Per source, 3B Josh Donaldson has agreed to a four-year deal with the Minnesota Twins.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 15, 2020
Gabe Kapler has been hired as manager of the San Francisco Giants, sources tell @MarlyRiveraESPN and me.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 13, 2019
For the first time in 95 years, the #WorldSeries champions are from Washington, DC.#STAYINTHEFIGHT pic.twitter.com/wxYc9XbQYo— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 31, 2019