Facts & Flukes

Greg
Pyron
September 25, 2021 12:06 AM GMT
2021 has been the best season of Zack Wheeler's career. What's behind the success? Plus, Ketel Marte, Marcus Stroman, Odubel Herrera, and James McCann.
Brandon
Kruse
September 19, 2021 12:05 AM GMT
The final First Impressions column of 2021 takes a second look at several rookies, including Jonathan India, Akil Baddoo, Patrick Wisdom, James Kaprielian, and Bailey Ober.
Mike
Werner
September 17, 2021 12:05 AM GMT
How do we value Jimenez heading into '22? Plus looks back and ahead for José Berríos, Mitch Haniger, Andrew Kittredge and Jo Adell.
Jeffrey
Tomich
September 14, 2021 12:05 AM GMT
Marcus Semien has reached a new career high in HR in 2021—do his skills back the improved performance? Plus, Dylan Cease, Cole Irvin, Ryan Pressly, and Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
Mike
Werner
September 13, 2021 12:05 AM GMT
Robert providing a spark since return from injury, Manoah showing decline in multiple areas with increased usage. Plus: Wander Franco, Michael Wacha, and Andres Gimenez.
Brandon
Kruse
September 12, 2021 12:05 AM GMT
Top pitching prospect Spencer Howard has been a disappointment—are there any positives to be found in his skills? Plus, early analysis of Jake Meyers, Anthony Alford, Andy Young, and DJ Peters.
Greg
Pyron
September 11, 2021 12:05 AM GMT
Jorge Soler ended June with a .185 BA and 6 HR in 254 AB, but he has since rebounded in a big way, batting .257 with 16 HR in his last 179 AB. How are the underlying skills? Plus, Rich Hill, Jonathan Villar, Carlos Estévez, and Brad Miller.
Brant
Chesser
September 07, 2021 12:05 AM GMT
Jake Cronenworth is a player to target in 2022 drafts, Kyle Freeland improves his skills in August, Brandon Belt still has power but loses contact, Seth Lugo has the skills for favorable ratios, and Jackie Bradley has seen regression in 2021.
Arik
Florimonte
September 06, 2021 12:05 AM GMT
Two sluggers find more contact, two high-leverage relievers with iffy skills, and a fading ace.
Brandon
Kruse
September 05, 2021 12:06 AM GMT
Top prospect Josiah Gray hasn't quite lived up to the hype yet, but are there positive signs in his skills? Plus, early analysis of Alejandro Kirk, David Bednar, Bryan De La Cruz, and Jarren Duran.
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