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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 Rays added a possibly speedy contributor

Could the Rays have a new weapon?

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.

Nick Ahmed is now producing at the plate

He’s hitting for power now.

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.

All hail Nelson Cruz

In the age of young position players, Cruz stands alone.

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.

Combining the juiced ball with the steroid era

It’s steroids, on steroids.

Austin Adams is riding his best pitch to success

Adams is striking out batters at an unbelievably high rate because of his slider.

The Atlanta Braves are surging

Projection systems pegged the Braves as the least likely non-Marlins team to win the division. Now thanks to an excellent June, they hold a multi-game lead for first place.

The Mariners are the new kings of pitching backwards

Seattle, even in a rebuild, has become the primary team to ditch the fastball.

David Freese is finally starting to lift the ball

More balls in the air = more results

The sinker is continuing its slow fall

Hitters are hitting the offering better than ever.

Kirby Yates has the perfect dog... and splitter

The emergent Padres have an emergent closer.

Greg Holland looks as good as ever

The 33-year-old reliever is exceeding expectations.

The Brewers are going to hit a lot of home runs

Embracing launch angle at a time of decreased ball drag could be the key to unlocking more power

The Padres might wish that they held on to Max Fried

Fried is off to a great start this season, though his reverse splits are quite odd.

We can’t stop being reminded of Christian Yelich

We’re witnessing something otherworldly.

The unlikely power of Khris Davis 

How the five-foot-ten designated hitter is hitting homers at a record pace

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