Facts & Flukes

August 18, 2019 12:06 AM GMT
Dylan Cease is one of the most promising young arms in baseball, but he hasn't pitched that way in his MLB debut—is there anything to like in his skills? Plus, early analysis of Luis Urias, Alex Young, Adam Haseley, and Bubba Starling.
August 17, 2019 12:06 AM GMT
Jacob deGrom hasn’t been able to fully duplicate his tremendous 2018 campaign, but he has again pitched at an elite level, amassing a 2.68 ERA and 11.5 Dom in 148 IP. Have there been any notable changes in the underlying skills? Plus, J.T. Realmuto, Brian Anderson, Mark Melancon, and Jason Heyward.
August 16, 2019 12:05 AM GMT
Manny Machado hasn't been able to match last year's numbers during his first season in San Diego. Plus, A.J. Pollock, J.D. Davis, Josh Hader, and Sandy Alcantara.
August 14, 2019 12:05 AM GMT
We'll go through the peaks and valleys of Josh Bell's 2019 season, with analysis of which version you should trust going forward.
August 13, 2019 12:05 AM GMT
Eloy Jimenez goes to work on contact skills, Martin Perez finds velocity but mixed results, Goodrum looks for speed, Kikuchi's poor results are fact, and Urshela could turn a nice profit in 2019.
August 12, 2019 12:05 AM GMT
Yasiel Puig brings his power-speed combo to the American League. What should we expect the rest of the way? We also examine the quiet usefulness of Jason Kipnis, the high-leverage potential of reliever Derek Law, and the surprisingly hot rebounds of Travis d'Arnaud and Matt Wisler.
August 11, 2019 12:05 AM GMT
Michael Brosseau has a .300 BA and elite power in his first stint in the majors—how much of it is sustainable? Plus, early analysis of Zac Gallen, Austin Nola, Josh Naylor, and Thomas Pannone.
August 10, 2019 12:06 AM GMT
Anthony Rizzo's string of four consecutive 30+ HR seasons came to an end in 2018 as he finished the year with 25 HR. Through 398 AB in 2019, he has 21 HR while again sporting his typically strong batting average. What changed? Plus, Jeff McNeil, Jose Quintana, Victor Robles, and Jason Vargas.
August 09, 2019 12:05 AM GMT
Kris Bryant has bounced back from a down year, and Dinelson Lamet is making an immediate impact. Plus, Jose Peraza, Ramel Tapia, and Vince Velasquez.
August 07, 2019 12:05 AM GMT
MIN SS Jorge Polanco is having a breakout year. In a deep dive, BaseballHQ assesses Polanco's current performance—and his future...
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