Some teams have already played three games, but here at Stats Are Beautiful, timely articles are merely a suggestion. So without getting too much further into the season, here’s the division-by-division breakdown and predictions for the major awards. East – Mets I picked the Nationals to win the division last week on my radio show, but […]Read more "2016 National League Season Preview"
The 2016 MLB season is already two days old, and here I am posting what’s probably the last season preview. You’ll have to excuse me – my university’s men’s and women’s basketball teams both made the Final Four, so I’m a little behind from all the, uh, rooting I’ve been doing. Anyway, here’s who will end […]Read more "2016 American League Season Preview"
In December the Arizona Diamondbacks landed arguably the biggest name on the free agent market, stealing him away from the division rival Dodgers. Zack Greinke led the majors in ERA in 2015 with an historic 1.66 mark. It was the 8th-lowest ERA since the end of the Deadball Era, and his 0.84 WHIP was 3rd-lowest in that […]Read more "Gauging Zack Greinke"
The Kansas City Royals just won the World Series with one of the most expertly-crafted teams in recent memory, but they did so by straying from the popular trends in baseball. It’s common to hear that pitching wins championships. Almost every World Series champion has had an ‘ace’ pitcher they could fall back on when they needed a win. […]Read more "How the Crown Was Won"
The Cleveland Indians are a last place team with one of the worst offenses in baseball. They also rank only 9th in the AL with a 3.95 team ERA, well behind Tampa’s 3.40 mark. However, Cleveland has the best starting rotation in the American League. How can this be? Their staff ace and reigning AL […]Read more "The Curious Case of Cleveland’s Pitching"
The 2015 All-Star Rosters have been announced, and please, enough with the Royals. I get it, the team has the second-largest division lead in baseball and the fan base is excited to finally root for winners. But three of the four Royals who’ve been voted to start in this year’s Midsummer Classic simply aren’t deserving. Sure, Alex […]Read more "The Real 2015 MLB AL All-Star Team"
The second round of the all-time draft is in the books now. This round saw five players return to their former real-life teams, and plenty of recently retired players came off the board as well. A quick refresher on the stats: AVG+, OBP+, and ISO+ are how many points above and below league average each of […]Read more "All-Time MLB Draft – Round 2"