Facts & Flukes

Stephen
Nickrand
May 30, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
Our spotlight now shines on Marcus Semien, who has emerged as an impact power bat at SS so far in 2016.
Derrick
Boyd
May 28, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
Sell high on Chris Sale? What's wrong with Tulo? And why you may want to kick the tires on Billy Burns, Salvador Perez, and Justin Verlander.
Matthew
Cederholm
May 27, 2016 12:03 AM GMT
What's wrong with Paul Goldschmidt? Has Trevor Story turned into a pumpkin? Plus, Jon Gray, Hector Neris, and Jeremy Hazelbaker.
Greg
Pyron
May 26, 2016 12:05 AM GMT
Andrew McCutchen has been a major disappointment thus far. Nobody is complaining about the HR pace, but the low batting average and SB output are surprising. What's going on here? Plus Jacob deGrom, Marcell Ozuna, Kyle Hendricks and Chris Owings.
Jeffrey
Tomich
May 25, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
In the age of the ace, is being merely solid like Marcus Stroman good enough? Plus Hanley Ramirez, Nicholas Tropeano, Carlos Santana and Nomar Mazara.
Ryan
Bloomfield
May 24, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
Eric Hosmer is on pace to shatter his career-high HR total in 2016. Early-season fluke, or is skill-supported surge? Plus Jose Quintana, Adam Eaton, Martin Perez, and Jonathan Schoop.
Ryan
Bloomfield
May 23, 2016 12:05 AM GMT
Is the King's reign coming to an end? Our deep-dive looks into Felix Hernandez's velocity decline, and whether or not the adjustments he's making will be enough to maintain ace status.
Derrick
Boyd
May 21, 2016 12:05 AM GMT
Is Manny Machado's hot start a fact or a fluke and what's wrong with David Price? We take a look under the hood of Victor Martinez, Yonder Alonso, and Matthew Shoemaker.
Brian
Rudd
May 20, 2016 12:03 AM GMT
Jonathan Lucroy fell short of expectations during an injury-plagued 2015 season, but has bounced back so far this season. Will he keep it up? Plus, Matt Kemp, Addison Russell, Matt Wisler, and Dan Straily.
Greg
Pyron
May 19, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
After averaging 28 HR per season from 2006-15, Adrian Gonzalez has just 4 HR through his first 142 AB. Is there reason for concern? Plus Jason Hammel, Jonathan Villar, Derek Dietrich and Tanner Roark.
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