Jay Jaffe uses the JAWS metric -- he invented it, as an average of career WARP and peak (best seven seasons) WARP -- to evaluate the eight players on the 2010 expansion-era HOF ballot. Only Davey Concepcion, Ted Simmons and Tommy John come close.
Baseball Prospectus projects 2010 in the NL West. For each team, you get: a projected record, why they might win, why they won't win, one player who could surprise (stat projections) and one who might flop. Dive in.
Baseball Prospectus brings the heat with a controversial idea: the best team ... of the entire 2000s ... was the 2001 Seattle Mariners. Wait, what? They lost in the ALCS. Ah, but you can prove it with metrics. To explore, come inside.
Baseball Prospectus examines Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Mark Reynolds, dismissed by some as a big whiffer (204 K last year) with subpar defense. Not so fast: He could develop as one of the NL's more complete players over time.
PECOTA projections are fairly accurate over the course of a long season. But at the midpoint, some players (think Joe Mauer) are way outdoing their estimated numbers, while some (think Garrett Atkins) are way below. BP Daily explores.