There have been a countless number of metrics used to measure a hitter’s power throughout the course of baseball history. The king of all power statistics has always been home runs, but recently many teams have used statistics such as slugging percentage and isolated power to better evaluate a player’s true power. In the past … More Evaluating Power Efficiency in Baseball
During this MLB offseason, we have already experienced a multitude of extremely rich free agent signings. Yoenis Cespedes was signed for 4Y 110M, Dexter Fowler 5Y 82M, and the frenzy for relief pitching has led to the two most expensive relief pitcher contracts ever: Aroldis Chapman 5Y 86M, and Kenley Jansen 5Y 80M. With the … More Are Expensive Free Agents Really Worth It?
It has been nineteen years since the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Arizona Diamondbacks became the most recent organizations to join Major League Baseball. This is the longest period of time between MLB expansions since the beginning of the expansion era in 1962. With many around baseball speculating an expansion could come soon, and … More The Next MLB City
Phillies fans rejoice – your team is no longer in fire sale mode. While it would be premature to say the Phillies are no longer rebuilding, the team’s work so far this offseason indicates that the organization is setting higher expectations for the season to come. All of the Phillies’ offseason transactions add pieces to … More Analyzing the Phillies’ Offseason, 2017 Edition
By: Daniel Ziarko With the conclusion of this Major League Baseball season comes the annual awards. And, once again, Mike Trout is a finalist for MVP. As viewers of baseball, we rarely get to appreciate the fact that we are watching greatness, but if you turned on an Angels’ game at any point during the season, … More The MLB’s MVP Crisis
By Ryan Draghi In his first year of a three-year $75 million contract with the New York Mets, Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes continued to impress with dominant, all-star numbers. After an incredible second-half run in 2015 and an eventual world series appearance sparked by the power hitting outfielder, the organization and fans expected big things … More Mets not Doomed Without Cespedes
By: Alec Messino When most people think of Theo Epstein and his seemingly feasible ability to piece together dynasty-destined teams, they imagine of a group of Paul DePodesta-esque quants, crowding around a conference table lined with supercomputers. They sit there — crunching numbers, running through data analysis, scanning over performance charts. Though he is a … More Theo Epstein, the 2016 Chicago Cubs, and the New Revolution of Baseball