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If Anyone Is Going to Hit .400, It’ll Be Charlie Blackmon

If anyone did hit .400 since 2011, when Charlie Blackmon made his debut, it probably would have been him. However, he hasn’t come close. He hasn’t even hit .350 in a season. But he profiles […]

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Aaron Judge and the Angels’ Catcher

If I asked you which MLB player most resembles Aaron Judge, who would you consider? Well, I can almost guarantee that the right answer (According to Baseball Savant’s affinity metric) did not cross your mind. […]

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Two Cubs of a Kind: Kyle Hendricks and Alec Mills

I enjoy an Aroldis Chapman fastball. But never will such enjoyment exceed that of watching a pitcher deceive, frustrate and toy with a hitter the way command and finesse pitchers do. The cohort of such […]

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The New Top-Tier Catcher

When you think of the top catchers in the league, chances are JT Realmuto, Yasmani Grandal, and perhaps Gary Sanchez are among the names that come to mind. Some might argue that Willson Contreras belongs […]

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Phil Maton: Drifting Toward Success?

Phil Maton is entering his fourth major league season. A righty reliever, he was drafted by the Padres in the 20th round in 2015. His accelerated ascension to San Diego (two years) was inspired by […]

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Unexplained and Misunderstood: The Shift

The shift is one of baseball’s many modernizations. It’s collected many extra outs as well as left pitchers feeling disgruntled with their team’s analytics department. Some readers may have experience with the shift, either as […]

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Willy Adames: Breakout on the Rise?

I don’t think ever before has baseball seen so much talent at the shortstop position. It is so incredibly rich with power, speed, and fielding ability that it can become difficult for someone who is […]

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The 2020 MLB Season: You Thought This Delay Mattered?

Firstly, let me preface this by saying that there are very legitimate reasons for the delayed 2020 season. Very real, serious health concerns. Sean Doolittle has made this very clear (on Twitter, of course). Players […]