What do Yovani Gallardo and Cole Hamels have in common besides unfulfilled potential? According to Peter Keating, they don't throw enough strikes. More strikes means more of a chance to move into Cy Young territory next year.
Peter Keating, boyhood fan of Tom Seaver's quest for 300 wins, looks at the next likely entrants into the 600- (and 700-) HR club. Some surprising names have a good percentage shot via the "Favorite Toy" metric, including -- yes -- Adam Dunn.
The value of a home run has changed over time, but Peter Keating takes care of that in this Next Level analysis by re-scaling the all-time leaderboard based on dominance. And wouldn't you know it, we have a new leader.
Peter Keating takes a long look at what MLB teams spend on the draft and determines that the discrepancy is growing between those who throw money at prospects and those who don't. Not surprisingly, the spenders are becoming winners, too.