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  1. David Schoenfield

    David Schoenfield



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  2. Studying the leadoff hitters: NL

    David Schoenfield

    On Friday, we looked at the state of leadoff hitters in the American League. Now let's move over to the National League. Last season, the average OBP for leadoff hitters was .326, a tick above the overall MLB average for non-pitchers of .318. Still, ...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  3. Fun spring training pics: Babe Ruth

    David Schoenfield

    Rookie Babe Ruth Takes A Cut @RedSox #SpringTraining (March 1915 - Hot Springs, AR) #MLB @Red_Sox_1901 pic.twitter.com/c71Y3bYsxq- Baseball by BSmile (@BSmile) March 2, 2015...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  4. Studying the leadoff hitters: AL

    David Schoenfield

    I don't know if this is a bad era for leadoff hitters or not, or simply a reflection of the pitching-dominant era we're in right now. There are fewer good hitters overall thus it reasons that we'd have fewer good leadoff hitters. It strikes me tha...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  5. A sabermetric stats primer

    David Schoenfield

    If you're new to this blog or new to advanced metrics, you may see statistics referenced that you're not familiar with. ESPN fantasy baseball writer Tristan Cockcroft has a good primer here on understanding some of those metrics like WAR, FIP, xFIP, ...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
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  7. Fun spring training pics: Carlos Correa

    David Schoenfield

    Carlos Correa wasn't afraid to say good morning to Sunshine the Python. #AstrosST pic.twitter.com/4IT3cC2o6O- Houston Astros (@astros) February 26, 2015...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  8. Potential Andrew McCutchen contracts

    David Schoenfield

    Pittsburgh Pirates superstar center fielder Andrew McCutchen is signed to one of the most team-friendly contracts in the game, a six-year, $51 million deal that has four years remaining (including a 2018 option). If McCutchen hadn't signed that contr...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  9. K-Rod a risky bet for Brewers as closer

    David Schoenfield

    I admit: I've been predicting the demise of Francisco Rodriguez for years. Remember when he set the single-season record with 62 saves for the Angels back in 2008 and then signed with the Mets in 2009 as a free agent? He had 35 saves for the Mets ...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  10. Matt Kemp is probably wrong about outfield

    David Schoenfield

    The best part about the first few days of spring training is that the players are feeling good, they're happy to be back on the baseball field, they're full of confidence and optimism and many of them are in the best shape of their lives. They also f...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  11. Fun spring training pics: Rusney Castillo

    David Schoenfield

    Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo was turning heads at spring training with this wild-looking mohawk. pic.twitter.com/4nQsY8gLZC- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 26, 2015 And what's up with that ear?...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  12. How much will Ortiz owe at end of year?

    David Schoenfield

    In the most predictable quote of spring training, David Ortiz doesn't like the pace of play rules that will attempt to force batters to remain in the batter's box between pitches. The best part of Big Papi's rant is that he apparently wasn't aware...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  13. Votto says leadership not an issue for Reds

    David Schoenfield

    The other day, former Reds pitcher Mat Latos blasted the lack of leadership in the Reds' clubhouse the past couple of seasons, telling Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports that the Reds missed Scott Rolen and Bronson Arroyo:When Scott was there, we had guys d...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  14. Mike Moustakas is going to bunt more

    David Schoenfield

    From Jeffrey Flanagan at MLB.com:Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas remembers the feeling he got when he first came up to bat in last year's season opener at Detroit and saw the Tigers' infield suddenly launch into a shift. "Oh, God," Moustakas s...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  15. Why a 154-game schedule won't happen

    David Schoenfield

    "I don't think length of season is a topic that can't ever be discussed. I don't think it would be impossible to go back to 154 [games]." -- Commissioner Rob Manfred, to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell I love the idea of a 154-game season. Think about it...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  16. Wrap: Moncada, A-Rod, Hamels, Royals

    David Schoenfield

    Click here for Tuesday's chat wrap. All I can say is a feel like I'm the best chatting shape of my life....

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  17. Ten greatest Negro Leaguers

    David Schoenfield

    Unlike Mahlon Duckett, the last surviving member of the Philadelphia Stars, I'm not a Negro Leagues expert. This list is compiled from various sources, so view it as sort of a consensus ranking of the best players in Negro Leagues history. (A note...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  18. Do clubs that prioritize analytics win more?

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN The Magazine's annual "Analytics" issue includes an ambitious ranking of all 122 teams in the four major pro sports based on the strength of each franchise's analytics staff, its buy-in from execs and coaches, its investment in biometric data an...

    Blog | February 23, 2015