Facts & Flukes

Patrick
Davitt
July 25, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
D'Backs SP Robbie Ray has useful tools, especially an elite K rate, but he has to get better command do better limiting contact—especially hard contact—to be anything more than an average pitcher.
Derrick
Boyd
July 23, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
How has Rougned Odor earned $20+ with a sub-.300 OBP and is Edwin Encarnacion showing signs of wear beneath the surface? Plus performance validation analysis of Ivan Nova, Billy Butler, and David Robertson.
Brian
Rudd
July 22, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
Starling Marte isn't hitting for as much power as he did in 2015, but with a step forward on the bases, he may be in the midst of a career year. Plus, Asdrubal Cabrera, Welington Castillo, Jacob deGrom, and Zach Eflin.
Greg
Pyron
July 21, 2016 12:05 AM GMT
Nolan Arenado is having a dynamite follow-up to his 2015 breakout season. Can he keep it going? Plus Justin Turner, Aaron Nola, Tyler Clippard and Jose Peraza.
Dave
Adler
July 20, 2016 12:06 AM GMT
As goes Alex Gordon, so go the Royals. Can Gordon turn around his season and help get Kansas City back into the pennant chase? Also Paxton, Lind, Betances, and P. Alvarez.
Ryan
Bloomfield
July 19, 2016 12:06 AM GMT
After a terrible April, Matt Shoemaker has been one of the best pitchers in baseball. What's changed? Plus Carlos Santana, Kyle Seager, Andrew Miller, Cameron Maybin.
Ryan
Bloomfield
July 18, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
Perhaps no player in baseball has experienced the highs and lows of Ian Desmond the past two seasons. Can he continue his near-MVP pace?
Derrick
Boyd
July 16, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
What's wrong with Chris Archer and can Francisco Lindor maintain this pace in the 2nd half? Plus performance validation analysis of Dustin Pedroia, Josh Reddick and Drew Storen.
Brian
Rudd
July 15, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
Ryan Braun hasn't been able to match his numbers from 2015, but he's still been a five category contributor, and should continue to be the rest of the way. Plus, D.J. LeMahieu, Travis Jankowski, Jerad Eickhoff, and Mike Foltynewicz.
Greg
Pyron
July 14, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
J.T. Realmuto has exceeded expectations with a .317 BA, 5 HR and 9 SB. Can he keep it up? Plus Bryce Harper, Bud Norris, Angel Pagan and Tony Cingrani.
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