The Bowden Big Board: Ranking MLB’s top 10 right fielders

The Big Board is a look at players from across the league at key points in the season: in the spring, at the trade deadline and in the offseason. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting the top players at every position — for whenever baseball resumes. The last time around we took a look […]

Who Ya Got: Aaron Judge or Christian Yelich for the Rest of His MLB Career?

You’re starting an MLB franchise today (or once the COVID-19-related hiatus ends), and you have to choose between two franchise players: the New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge and the Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich. It’s an enviable decision, obviously. Both are multitalented outfielders in the midst of their primes with MVP-caliber tools. But if you’re forced […]

MLB Position Power Rankings for Every Team’s Top Outfielder

The coronavirus pandemic might have delayed the start of the 2020 MLB season for at least two weeks, but there is still plenty to discuss in anticipation of Opening Day. From the offseason spending spree to the confusing series of events that saw the Boston Red Sox trade star outfielder Mookie Betts to the Los […]

Christian Yelich’s run game and other lessons from Bill James Handbook

So much happens during the World Series — and there’s always another game to look ahead to until the final one — that a lot of small, important plays get lost in the big-picture takes. Two plays, quickly forgotten in aftermath of Stephen Strasburg‘s mastery and Anthony Rendon‘s brilliance and Howie Kendrick‘s home run and […]

Who Made the Biggest Improvements vs. Pitch Types in 2018?

By MARK SIMON Which hitter made the biggest improvement against a pitch type from 2017 to 2018? The answer should be no surprise – it’s Christian Yelich, though it wasn’t one pitch type, it was two. In 2017, Yelich hit .149 and slugged .194 against curveballs. He had 10 hits, three for extra-bases and recorded 62 […]

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