THE FUTURE OF PITCHING

There was a time when there was no such thing as bullpens and closers. In fact saves! weren’t even an official statistic until 1969. Starting pitchers were expected to pitch the whole game, and relief pitchers were used for spot starts and multi-inning relief appearances when a starter would struggle or get injured. Things changed however… starters went from pitching

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WHAT ABOUT BRYCE HARPER?

Photo courtesy of WikiMedia. With all the talk of Baltimore trading Manny Machado ahead of his potentially historic foray into free agency, Bryce Harper has been in the background. Obviously it makes sense why he is, his team is in playoff contention and he’s basically the face of the team. That said it doesn’t change the fact that Washington are

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TOP 25 IMPROVEMENT & TOP 12 REGRESSION CANDIDATES

Let’s take a look at some hitters who will likely improve on their poor performances and those whose good performances are likely to decline. I’m going to specifically look at BABIP to make my selections (the players are not in any particular order). IMPROVEMENT CANDIDATES 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B Los Angeles Angels (.207 BABIP) 2. Khris Davis, DH Oakland Athletics

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