Category: Player Profiles

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Rox Run Prevention With Kevin Pillar

One of this past week’s less publicized trades was the deal that sent center fielder Kevin Pillar to the Colorado Rockies. It’s not immediately clear what Boston will receive in return for “Superman” beyond the […]

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The Padres’ Other Middle Infielder

The San Diego Padres have been one of baseball’s most engaging teams this year. Playing in a division where the best record is reserved for the Dodgers no one would blame the Friars for struggling […]

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The Week of Randal Grichuk

This past week among players who played in five or more games Randal Grichuk led baseball in just about every offensive category. Home runs, RBIs, isolated slugging, slugging, wOBA and wRC+ were all dominated by […]

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Tim Locastro and the Merit of Ground Balls

It’s common knowledge that ground balls are far from productive batted balls. Pitchers strive to balloon their ground ball rate, reducing risky fly balls and line drives. Pitchers can often supplement low strikeout rates with […]

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Trent Thornton: The 2019 Blue Jays’ Sole Starter

After the 2018 season, the Toronto Blue Jays began stockpiling starting pitchers. It was a necessary stage in their rebuild. Forget about quality innings, the roster was in desperate need of arms any way possible. […]

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What Will Travis Shaw’s Past Lead To?

Travis Shaw is a unique case. Quite often, players are categorized or assessed based on the height of the floor and ceiling of their performance. Travis Shaw is no exception, however, he has brought new […]

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Maxx Wayne: Why Every Team Should Fear the San Diego Pitching Staff

This article is written by guest author Maxx Wayne The San Diego Padres are a historically underperforming baseball team, but this seems to be changing. They are one of the youngest and most promising teams […]

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Michael Frain: An Analysis of the Paul Goldschmidt Trade and Why the Diamondbacks Won

This article is by guest author Michael Frain On December 5th, 2018, the St. Louis Cardinals acquired first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a package of prospects containing Carson Kelly […]

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Casting Doubt on Dakota Hudson’s 2019 Success

At first glance, Cardinals right-hander Dakota Hudson had a great showing in 2019, posting a 3.35 ERA in 174 ⅔ innings spanning 32 starts and one relief appearance. That was good enough to rank 11th […]