Hopefully by now, you don’t need the rambling preamble on how good Mike Trout is at baseball. The quickest way there? He’s the best at baseball. Maybe ever. The funniest version? In Trout’s WORST MLB season, he won the AL MVP award. Enough said. But his greatness wasn’t always so obvious! For example, although Mike Trout […]
We’ve got some time on our hands, so please join me for a position-by-position look at the best seasons by individual players in Twins history. Note that each season will be evaluated independently and players are eligible only at their primary position that season. These aren’t career rankings. Those come later. Next up? Third base. […]
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone ruled out a position change for right fielder Aaron Judge, who’s recovering from a fractured rib and collapsed lung. “No, no, no, no,” Boone said last Thursday on The Michael Kay Show (via the New York Post‘s George A. King III). “Sometimes when a guy has a few injuries, and significant injuries, sometimes there is […]
Josh Donaldson is one of the game’s elite two-way players, but like the late Ernie Lombardi, he received rude treatment when it came to Baseball-Reference’s latest update to its version of WAR. Last week I began a breakdown of B-Ref’s influx of new data, which resulted in alterations to five different areas of its version of WAR, some aspects of which […]
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 […]
David Kaplan is joined by NBC Sports Chicago’s number cruncher Chris Kamka and Mark Simon of Sports Info Solutions to discuss Kris Bryant’s defense and how to measure the defensive play in baseball. And, don’t worry, Javy Baez is still the best shortstop in baseball. Click here to read the rest of the article on nbcsports.com.
The 22-year-old outfielder, and son of Jeff, has seen the other Blue Jays players with big league pedigree make it to the Major Leagues and find success — with Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at the forefront of that list — and Conine is hoping to take what’s worked for him so […]
The Giants waited until the second week of the regular season to acquire their everyday center fielder last year, sending three players to the Blue Jays in exchange for veteran Kevin Pillar. After non-tendering Pillar in December, the Giants will be on the hunt for another center fielder this spring. They will have less depth […]
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(January 13, 2020) – Sports Info Solutions (SIS) is pleased to announce a revolutionary advancement in its flagship statistic, Defensive Runs Saved. This update will be featured in The Fielding Bible – Volume V, coming this spring. The Fielding Bible has supported the Sports Info Solutions mission of improving baseball’s understanding of defensive metrics. SIS […]