Profile The Colorado Rockies are forced to evaluate pitching in a different way than every other team in baseball because of their home park, Coors Field. Perched just over a mile above sea level, the stadium’s effect on the ball drastically changes the way pitches move and takes a great
There are few prospects that have been in the news as much as Mark Appel the last several years. For someone that has never pitched a big league inning, he sure gets around. First, he was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2012 amateur draft and declined to sign.
2015 Year in Review Let’s not sugarcoat it, the fightin’ Phils are in for a rough season in 2016. After finally unloading a majority of the core that helped bring a World Series title to Philadelphia back in 2008, the Phillies went on to finish in last place in the
View image | gettyimages.com Offseason Overview Although the Houston Astros weren’t a very good team last year as they only won 70 games, their 19-win improvement from 2013 was encouraging after a stretch of three consecutive years with at least 105 losses. While the Astros may have a tough time
Three years ago, the Houston Astros made Carlos Correa the first overall selection in the amateur draft. They chose him over lumanaries like Mark Appel and Byron Buxton. For most fantasy baseball players, that is probably the last time you’ve heard of Correa. If you play year to year
Reporting on prospects is a somewhat dicey proposition for a self-appointed sabermetrician. The big league game is dependent upon numbers while the prospect world is dependent on scouting reports and first person accounting. So, when I report on prospects I often report of what others have said about the player.
There were some issues with my last lineup. Apparently, a couple of players went on the disabled list. So, let me offer a logical explanation. The Daily Fixes require some lead time, so I look at the matchups for Wednesday on Tuesday and I look on Wednesday for the Thursday
Mark Appel is finally pitching like the star he’s been made out to be. The Stanford right-hander entered the 2012 draft as the number one prospect on media draft boards and in his own mind or, at least, the mind of his agent, the Baseball Antichrist Scott Boras. Appel’s slide