Facts & Flukes

Brant
Chesser
August 28, 2018 12:04 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 12:04 AM GMT
Jose Leclerc is looking elite. Plus: Brett Anderson, Mitch Moreland, Jorge Polanco, and Carlos Rodon.
Brandon
Kruse
August 26, 2018 12:06 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 12:04 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 12:05 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 12:04 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 12:04 AM GMT
Mike Zunino continues to show that he is an elite power hitter, but at what cost?
Brandon
Kruse
August 19, 2018 12:05 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.
Greg
Pyron
August 18, 2018 12:06 AM GMT
Javier Baez is in the midst of his best season yet. Can he keep it up? Plus, Drew Steckenrider, Nick Ahmed, Kevin Gausman, and Dansby Swanson.
Brian
Rudd
August 17, 2018 12:05 AM GMT
Matt Carpenter's slow start to the season is now a distant memory, as he's been on a ridiculous hot streak for the past three months. How have his skills changed this year? Plus, J.T. Realmuto, Andrew McCutchen, Robbie Ray, and Jeremy Jeffress.
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