Run totals have been down throughout baseball this spring. One must not look any further than Dustin Pedroia in Boston. He has been hitting in the .240s for a while. When can you remember that happening with him this late in the season? Walks and hits per innings pitched is an essential tool for the fan to utilize when analyzing his favorite pitchers’ performances. Color … [Read more...] about WHIP: One of the Most Important Stats Not Discussed in Baseball
Have you ever been to a Major League Baseball game when all of a sudden the second baseman was called over to the mound to finish out an inning? Didn’t think so! This is a common practice in Youth Baseball Leagues, High School leagues, and sometimes Minor League games, but it never happens in MLB right? WRONG! The situation rarely takes place during an entire MLB season, but it … [Read more...] about Can MLB Position Players Really Pitch?
It is the first day of regular season at the ballparks. Opening Day is one of the best times of the year for many reasons. Usually occurring in late March or early April, it is the day when the Boys of Summer head to the plate, stretch the longer daylight hours, and captivate audiences with the hope that this year will be the best year. Joe DiMaggio said, “You always get a … [Read more...] about The Best Day of The Year
MLB players have now put the glove on both hands and instead of a baseball game you get WWE smackdown as one player usually sends both teams ”cannon-balling” onto the field creating utter chaos. Benches have been clearing like window washers in the recent weeks of MLB play. Actions like these will be sure to sell more and more MLB Tickets. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, … [Read more...] about MLB Players Gone Wild: Gloves Now On Both Hands
By Mike Clay You can calculate batting average. You can recognize when a player commits an error. You know all about Runs Batted In or, as they’re more commonly referred to, “RBIs”. In the old days, that was about all you needed to know to hold a conversation about the best and worst players in the major leagues. Today, that just doesn’t cut it. Enter terms like OPS, BABIP, … [Read more...] about When Judging Players, Join The 21st Century