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  1. Top 10 starting pitchers in MLB

    Buster Olney

    This is the final installment of the position rankings and it has been an enjoyable exercise, culling through opinions from evaluators, getting feedback from some players, picking the brains of some really smart scouts. Justin Havens, Mark Simon and ...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  2. Wild card race stars: Donaldson & Kluber

    Mark Simon

    Two teams in the thick of the AL wild-card race got performances from their most valuable hitter and pitcher respectively when they were much needed. Hitter of the Day: Josh Donaldson, Athletics The Oakland Athletics needed a big day on offense i...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  3. Martinez fortunate, but results keep coming

    Mark Simon

    J.D. Martinez has consistently defied baseball statistical principles all season, and this latest hot streak is no different. Martinez hit the go-ahead home run in the ninth inning of a big win for the Detroit Tigers against the Cleveland Indians ...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. Matchup to watch: Gomes & Perez excel

    Mark Simon

    The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals don't often find themselves under the "Sunday Night Baseball" spotlight. One of the other common bonds between these teams is how important the catchers are to their respective success this season. Indi...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  5. A day in the life of the shift

    Scott Spratt and Mark Simon

    At around 8:16 p.m. ET on Tuesday night, Cleveland Indians slugger Carlos Santana hit a ground ball in the first inning that looked like it would be a base hit into a vacant spot in short right field. But out of nowhere, Minnesota Twins second basema...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  6. The Jeet Sheet: Jeter's career vs. Indians

    Katie Sharp & Mark Simon

    AP Photo/John DunnDerek Jeter circa 1997, celebrates a postseason home run against the Indians.All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. Next up on the list is the Cleveland Indians, agains...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  7. Duda among hardest-hitting hitters

    Mark Simon

    Lucas Duda is finally starting to reap the rewards of hitting the ball hard. Duda homered again on Thursday, his third home run in his last four games and his fourth home run in his last seven. Highest Hard-Hit Rate Minimum 200 Plate Appea...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  8. What's the best pitched game in Rangers history?

    Mark Simon

    Yu Darvish's no-hit bid in his last start got us to thinking. What is the best performance by a starting pitcher in the history of the Texas Rangers? Bill James has a stat that allows us to check- Game Score- which credits a pitcher with points f...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  9. Series review: Offense basking in hard luck

    Mark Simon

    Some of the Mets best hitters have made a lot of long outs in 2014.Chris Young's long fly out to left-center in the second inning on Wednesday epitomized the struggles for the Mets offense, not just in this series, but for the 2014 season. You cou...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  10. Keep an eye on Buehrle-Kluber matchup

    Mark Simon

    Let's put this afternoon's pitchers in the Toronto Blue Jays-Cleveland Indians matchup side by side. Mark Buehrle has an 0.86 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and .221 opponents' batting average in his first three starts of the season. Corey Kluber has a 5.40 ER...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  11. NLDS Game 5 preview (Pirates-Cardinals)

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    Getty ImagesGerrit Cole (left) and Adam Wainwright (right) take the mound tonight in Game 5 of the NLDS.The Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals face off in a winner-take-all Game 5 tonight (8:07 ET, ESPN Radio) in St. Louis. Let's take a lo...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  12. Stats to know: Rays vs Indians

    Mark Simon

    The Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians, two of the hottest teams in the majors the last two weeks, will go head-to-head tonight in the AL Wild Card Game (8 p.m. ET, ESPN Radio), with the winner advancing to face the Boston Red Sox in the American L...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  13. Saturday storylines: Scherzer vs. Harvey

    Mark Simon

    About the ESPN Hot Zone • Use the dropdowns to select sortable information about the player. • A color will appear when there are at least five at-bats using the selected criteria. • Click on the image to recei...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  14. Robertson follows in line of great escapes

    Mark Simon

    Chris Nelson is the latest in a long line of opposing hitters who have failed in that situation, not just against David Robertson, but against Yankees pitchers in potential game-winning scenarios. Bases Loaded, 2 Outs Down By 1, 9th Inning Or ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  15. One Mo time: Rivera vs. Indians

    Katie Sharp and Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Mark DuncanMariano Rivera celebrates after getting the final out against the Indians in Game 5 of the 1998 ALCS.For the remainder of the 2013 season, we will look ahead to Mariano Rivera's matchups against teams he will be facing for the fin...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  16. One Mo time: Rivera vs. Mets

    Mark Simon & Katie Sharp

    Getty Images/AFP/Don EmmertMariano Rivera was on top of the world after clinching the 2000 World Series.For the remainder of the 2013 season, we will look ahead to Mariano Rivera's matchups against teams he will be facing for the final time in the re...

    Blog | May 26, 2013