View image | gettyimages.com One of the great ironies in baseball is that positions often carry very different meanings at the big league level than they do in amateur baseball. No matter which country you are talking about, the best athletes were always pitchers and shortstops (often both). When you
View image | gettyimages.com Offseason Overview After missing the playoffs for the second time in the past three seasons, the Boston Red Sox added some new faces to a lineup that didn’t live up to expectations in 2014. Along with Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, the Red Sox welcomed Rick
View image | gettyimages.com As we continue our journey through this VORP series, we get to maybe the most difficult position to pick on the diamond. Shortstop might be shallowest of all the positions on draft day, but that makes for good opportunities if you know more than your opponents.
View image | gettyimages.com Since we are halfway through the process of looking at three-year player averages position-by-position, there are some things that bear repeating. The per 150 game production numbers below have one primary advantage and two primary disadvantages. The advantage is that it shows the numbers that a
As it turns out, there is no position as volatile as center field. A part of that volatility comes in the form of picking which outfield position in which to put some players. Nine times out of ten it’s easy. Most players play one position and stay there. However, that doesn’t happen
Depth is a huge issue at some positions and shortstop might be chief among those. Injuries have greatly zapped the value of guys on the top of the board as all of them have missed significant time in the last two seasons for one ailment or another. Finding a
There is nothing quite like the Winter Meetings in baseball. Sure, the NFL has the market cornered on amateur draft hype and the NBA has an advantage when it comes to a focus on free agency, but baseball does it right with the Winter Meetings. You get a little bit
As we continue the disappointment train, we find ourselves with the exact opposite problem as we had with the third basemen. It isn’t that we didn’t have shortstops that sucked. It’s that a majority of them were expected to suck, so it is hard to pinpoint the ones that disappointed.
Every position goes through ebs and flows just like pitchers and hitters do in general. Second base is going through a down period at the moment. Most of the big time stars from the previous decade are either out of the game or are no longer elite players. Robinson Cano
The history of the shortstop position has been littered with light hitting mighty mice with quick feet and slick gloves. We could certainly point to certain players in history that have broken the mold, but it is a testament to the rarity of offensive prowess that got Derek Jeter his