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  1. Phillies starters: Good news, bad news

    Bill Baer

    Below is a chart illustrating something that I found interesting about Roberto Hernandez's start on Sunday in the series finale against the Washington Nationals. It displays the number of pitches Hernandez threw in each zone: If you take that ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  2. NL players to watch

    Bill Baer

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Martin Prado Prado was the key player the Diamondbacks got in return for Justin Upton in a trade with the Braves last offseason. Since playing more or less every day at a number of positions from 2009-12 in Atlanta, Prado pos...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  3. Ranking baseball's top five infields

    Bill Baer

    Having ranked the top five outfields and starting rotations in baseball, we now move onto infields. This is particularly intriguing because many of the infields feature some of the game's best young players, while the infields with the old standbys -...

    Blog | February 10, 2013
  4. Vote: Who has baseball's best outfield?

    Bill Baer

    Justin Upton has been in the news all offseason, especially once the Arizona Diamondbacks needed to fix their outfield logjam after signing free agent Cody Ross. Rumors throughout the winter included both Upton and Jason Kubel, but Braves acquired th...

    Blog | January 27, 2013
  5. Talent starting to stack up at third base

    Bill Baer

    Something strange happened in 2011, and something equally strange happened in 2012. In 2011, exactly zero third basemen posted a wRC+ above 140, after four consecutive seasons in which at least three third basemen accomplished that feat. (wRC+ compar...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  6. LaRoche an underrated key for Nationals

    Bill Baer

    Across the majors, first base is the superstar position as it tends to have the best hitters in any given season. Just think of some of the stars in recent years: Albert Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez, Prince Fielder, Mark Teixeira, Ryan Howard. Each of the...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  7. Matt Cain continues to mystify

    Bill Baer

    Matt Cain has been flummoxing statheads almost as long as he has been flummoxing opposing hitters. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound right-hander has quietly become one of baseball's premier pitchers since earning a regular spot in the San Francisco Giants' ro...

    Blog | April 14, 2012