The premise is simple; create the perfect baseball franchise from scratch. The idea was suggested by The Athletic’s MLB senior managing editor, Sarah Goldstein, but bizarrely, she did not invite Bat Flips & Nerds to participate, instead favouring The Athletic’sRead more
Tag: Fernando Tatis Jr.
The Best player in MLB is not in this photo
This article is not an argument over the MVP awards. I have no problem with Bryce Harper getting the nod ahead of Juan Soto in the NL. And I was definitely on the Shohei Ohtani side of the argument aheadRead more
Fantasy Baseball Friday: All-Star Break Edition
A special All-Star break edition of Fantasy Baseball Friday.Read more
Isiah Kiner-Falefa not Dua Lipa is the decade’s singles superstar
Foolishly, I thought Dua Lipa had the most singles since the start of 2020, but I was wrong. It is Isiah Kiner-Falefa. The 2021 season is now about as long as the one in 2020, so we have enough dataRead more
Does the Madden Curse extend to MLB?
After rumours and blurred images made the rounds of the internet on Sunday night, Monday morning stateside came and we were all given clarity. It was officially released that Fernando Tatís Jr. will be the cover player in 2021 forRead more
The NL MVP Race Is Going To Be Fun
We always knew that the award races in a 60 game season would be wild. Plenty of columns were written in the run up to the season about the statistical possibilities that a 60 game season throws up, from aRead more
Early season MVP candidates
Assuming that the season plays out and that the trophy for Most Valuable Player is awarded, then here is a quick look at that current favourites. Fernando Tatis Jr. The WAR leader has launched eight homers with 15 runs andRead more
What infield OAA tells us about shortstops?
As I have stated previously the Infield Outs Above Average (OAA) metrics available on Baseball Savant contains a plethora of information. You can look at individuals and not only see their overall defensive value but you can breakdown the individualsRead more
Right now, wherever you look in the MLB media landscape you will see someone talking about the current crop of rookies. Most, if not all of these articles will be talking about how amazing these guys are and some areRead more
Fantasy fixer: Injured list
There are already over 120 players on the injured list; many were added just hours before the first pitch of their Opening Day game, making it almost impossible for fantasy baseball players to grab replacements. An important task this weekendRead more