The Bowden Big Board: Ranking MLB’s top 10 catchers

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. We’ve looked at the infielders and the outfielders, […]

Quantifying Aaron Nola’s Early Season Command

By ANDREW KYNE Aaron Nola was one of baseball’s best pitchers in 2018, but currently has a 6.84 ERA and 6.05 FIP through five starts in 2019. His walk rate, which sat around 6 to 7 percent in his first few seasons, is currently north of 10 percent. After his April 15th start against the Mets, […]

Citizens Bank Park is Ideal for Bryce Harper’s Power

Earlier this offseason, a number of writers were talking about how Bryce Harper’s vicious, left-handed swing was “made for Yankee Stadium,” making pinstripes a perfect fit for the young star who grew up a Yankees fan.

Limiting Damage, Improved Walk Rate Keying Phillies’ Success

By ALEX VIGDERMAN At least through the first third of the year, 2018 is shaping up to be the Year of Philadelphia. The Eagles finally won the Super Bowl, the Villanova Wildcats (admittedly merely a Philly suburb) won their second National Championship in three years, and the 76ers seem to finally be rewarding their fans’ […]

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