“Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today. Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today. Look at me I can be center field.” — John Fogerty Center field might be the premium defensive position on the diamond (along with shortstop), so the offensive numbers in center field
Billy Hamilton enters the 2013 season as one of the most talked about offensive specimens in recent history. And by offensive, I don’t mean rude, crude or that he carries a heavy bat. I simply mean, he’s fast. Like, the fastest man in baseball, fast. Scouts refer to Hamilton’s speed
At the tender age of 24, Paul Goldschmidt batted .286/.359/.490 with 20 HRs and 18 SBs (against just three caught stealings). He scored and knocked in 82 runs in just 145 games. This followed up a somewhat impressive debut in 2011, during which he socked eight dingers in just 48
If you want to see what makes baseball scouts drool, look no further than Gerrit Cole, the No. 1-ranked prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization. Cole, 22, was the No. 1 pick in the 2011 Amateur Draft out of UCLA. He’s listed at 6’4″ and 220 pounds. Cole only pitched
In one of my previous articles, I mentioned Diamond Dollars by Vince Gennaro. One of the concepts he is famous for advancing is the idea of the “platoon advantage.” Like Moneyball before it, Diamond Dollars is a study (in part) on how a team can best use its financial resources.
Over the last week, we released teasers of our staff consensus rankings with the hopes that you will break the bank and purchase our 2013 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit to see the full versions, and more importantly, show us your support.Thanks in advance.Here are our relief pitchers ranked 16-20: 16.
This is the second installment of our projection series. We will be posting a series of articles in which we project the roto stats for all players who could be useful in mixed leagues. The projections and “Roto Ratings” for each player are available to those who subscribe to our
Just a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking part in a slow mock draft with my colleagues over at RotoGraphs — the fantasy baseball sector of FanGraphs. This was a 12-team standard, 5×5 rotisserie format. Although I will only be commenting on my own team, you can
Is Cody Buckel a top of the rotation pitcher? Or is he destined to be back of the rotation fodder. Read along as we walk through Buckel’s resume. I scouted Buckel last year and a short report is also included. Profile Cody Buckel was drafted in the 2nd round of
Joel Hanrahan really improved his stock heading into 2012 by putting together a really fine season in 2011. In 2011 he focused on ground balls as he raised his ground ball rate by 10.4% over his 2010 mark of 42%. He sacrificed strikeouts in 2011 for those gains, but he
I actually had to settle an internal debate with myself as to how to handle outfielders. Some leagues go with generic outfielders while others break them down by position. I chose the later. Mind you, when classifying these guys it was not an exact science. What I tried to do
Shelby Miller was drafted out of high school in the first round of the 2009 draft (#19 overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals. Miller is a right-hander with good size (6’3”, 195 lbs) who offers an above-average fastball and curveball to go along with a changeup that has the potential