Facts & Flukes

Greg
Pyron
September 01, 2018 1:05 AM GMT
Paul Goldschmidt finished May with 7 HR and a pitiful .209 BA—a far cry from the .305 BA and 31 HR per season he averaged from 2015-17. What might 2019 have in store? Plus, Trevor Williams, Hunter Renfroe, Clay Buchholz, and Brian Anderson.
Brian
Rudd
August 31, 2018 1:05 AM GMT
Jacob deGrom was part of the so-called second tier of starting pitchers this past spring, but he's been as good as anyone in 2018, and will be in the top tier heading into 2019 drafts. Plus, Ivan Nova, Justin Turner, Wilmer Difo, and Nick Hundley.
Brant
Chesser
August 28, 2018 1:04 AM GMT
Brad Hand is securing saves in the AL after moving leagues, Marcus Semien makes a second-half push, and Aledmys Diaz's power metrics have rebounded in 2018.
Arik
Florimonte
August 27, 2018 1:04 AM GMT
Jose Leclerc is looking elite. Plus: Brett Anderson, Mitch Moreland, Jorge Polanco, and Carlos Rodon.
Brandon
Kruse
August 26, 2018 1:06 AM GMT
David Bote has made a big splash with some walk-off home runs, but does he have the skills to make a long-term impact? Plus, Yonny Chirinos, Jeff McNeil, Adam Plutko, and Hector Velazquez.
Greg
Pyron
August 25, 2018 1:04 AM GMT
Anthony Rizzo has averaged 32 HR per season from 2014-17 while batting .282. However, through 435 AB in 2018, he has a .267 BA with 20 HR. What’s going on here? Plus, German Marquez, Cesar Hernandez, Robert Gsellman, and Joe Panik.
Brian
Rudd
August 24, 2018 1:05 AM GMT
Trea Turner isn't running as often as he did a season ago, but still leads the majors in stolen bases. Plus, Steven Souza, Austin Hedges, Zack Godley, and Nick Pivetta.
Brant
Chesser
August 21, 2018 1:04 AM GMT
Jose Ramirez's skills set him up for a top three pick in 2019 drafts, and Francisco Lindor has the goods for a first-round pick.
Robert
Berger
August 20, 2018 1:04 AM GMT
Mike Zunino continues to show that he is an elite power hitter, but at what cost?
Brandon
Kruse
August 19, 2018 1:05 AM GMT
Ryne Stanek has been thriving wherever the Rays pitch him in 2018, but has he really been this elite? Plus, Phillip Ervin, Renato Nunez, Pablo Lopez, and Steven Duggar.
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