Facts & Flukes

Paul Goldschmidt hit 31-36 HR in each full season from 2017-22, but he has just 19 HR in 2023. Where has the power gone? Plus, Freddy Peralta, Christopher Morel, Kyle Finnegan, and Bryan De La Cruz.
Aug 23 2023 12:07am
Pete Alonso slugs home runs with a lower BA, Alex Cobb induces grounders, Spencer Steer improves his skills, Ross Stripling gives up long balls, and Ezequiel Tovar delivers a mid-teens R$.
Aug 22 2023 12:04am
Zack Gelof has jumped off to a great start in his MLB debut, though there are some numbers that are likely due for regression. Plus, early analysis of Matt Wallner, Jordan Westburg, Luis Matos, and Tyler Holton.
Aug 20 2023 12:05am
Can we trust Clarke Schmidt's skills down the stretch? In the latest AL Facts/Flukes column, we cover Schmidt, Jorge Polanco, Robert Stephenson, Ezequiel Duran, and Beau Brieske.
Aug 17 2023 12:05am
Zac Gallen has followed an outstanding 2022 season with another strong performance. Can he keep it going? Plus, Jake Burger, Justin Steele, Mike Tauchman, and Andrew Knizner.
Aug 16 2023 12:05am
Cody Bellinger finds his form in Chicago, Julio Urías sees his fortune shift, Dansby Swanson cuts down on SB attempts, Craig Kimbrel ramps up strikeouts with a favorable H%, and Alex Call's playing time increases without skills support.
Aug 15 2023 12:04am
Matt Chapman is having a steady, but unremarkable season. Should we expect more from him based on his skills? What does Lucas Giolito's move to the Angels mean for his fantasy value? Is Andrés Muñoz ready to be a lock-down closer in Seattle? Jose Altuve has missed much of the season. Are his skills intact? Does Mitch Garver have the skills to take advantage of increased playing time in Texas?
Aug 14 2023 12:05am
Henry Davis has been off to a slow start, but his power and plate discipline skills suggest better days ahead. Plus, early analysis of Freddy Fermin, Matthew Liberatore, Jordan Diaz, and Xzavion Curry.
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Aug 13 2023 12:06am
Ronald Acuña Jr. didn't look quite like himself in 2022 as he dealt with lingering pain from a July 2021 surgically-repaired torn right ACL, but he has exceeded expectations in 2023. Has his tremendous performance come with skills support?
Aug 11 2023 12:03am
What's going on with Ryan Mountcastle's power? We discuss that and more in this week's AL Facts/Flukes column that includes Dean Kremer, Travis Jankowski, Alex Lange, and Eugenio Suárez
Aug 10 2023 12:04am
Matt Olson is on pace to breeze past his career-high of 39 HR. What's behind the power surge? Plus, Jorge Soler, Kyle Hendricks, Nico Hoerner, and Brooks Raley.
Aug 9 2023 12:05am
Paul Goldschmidt hit 31-36 HR in each full season from 2017-22, but he has just 19 HR in 2023. Where has the power gone? Plus, Freddy Peralta, Christopher Morel, Kyle Finnegan, and Bryan De La Cruz.
Aug 23 2023 12:07am
Pete Alonso slugs home runs with a lower BA, Alex Cobb induces grounders, Spencer Steer improves his skills, Ross Stripling gives up long balls, and Ezequiel Tovar delivers a mid-teens R$.
Aug 22 2023 12:04am
Zack Gelof has jumped off to a great start in his MLB debut, though there are some numbers that are likely due for regression. Plus, early analysis of Matt Wallner, Jordan Westburg, Luis Matos, and Tyler Holton.
Aug 20 2023 12:05am
Can we trust Clarke Schmidt's skills down the stretch? In the latest AL Facts/Flukes column, we cover Schmidt, Jorge Polanco, Robert Stephenson, Ezequiel Duran, and Beau Brieske.
Aug 17 2023 12:05am
Zac Gallen has followed an outstanding 2022 season with another strong performance. Can he keep it going? Plus, Jake Burger, Justin Steele, Mike Tauchman, and Andrew Knizner.
Aug 16 2023 12:05am
Cody Bellinger finds his form in Chicago, Julio Urías sees his fortune shift, Dansby Swanson cuts down on SB attempts, Craig Kimbrel ramps up strikeouts with a favorable H%, and Alex Call's playing time increases without skills support.
Aug 15 2023 12:04am
Matt Chapman is having a steady, but unremarkable season. Should we expect more from him based on his skills? What does Lucas Giolito's move to the Angels mean for his fantasy value? Is Andrés Muñoz ready to be a lock-down closer in Seattle? Jose Altuve has missed much of the season. Are his skills intact? Does Mitch Garver have the skills to take advantage of increased playing time in Texas?
Aug 14 2023 12:05am
Henry Davis has been off to a slow start, but his power and plate discipline skills suggest better days ahead. Plus, early analysis of Freddy Fermin, Matthew Liberatore, Jordan Diaz, and Xzavion Curry.
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Aug 13 2023 12:06am
Ronald Acuña Jr. didn't look quite like himself in 2022 as he dealt with lingering pain from a July 2021 surgically-repaired torn right ACL, but he has exceeded expectations in 2023. Has his tremendous performance come with skills support?
Aug 11 2023 12:03am
What's going on with Ryan Mountcastle's power? We discuss that and more in this week's AL Facts/Flukes column that includes Dean Kremer, Travis Jankowski, Alex Lange, and Eugenio Suárez
Aug 10 2023 12:04am
Matt Olson is on pace to breeze past his career-high of 39 HR. What's behind the power surge? Plus, Jorge Soler, Kyle Hendricks, Nico Hoerner, and Brooks Raley.
Aug 9 2023 12:05am

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