Category Archives: Sabermetrics

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Anibal Sanchez: MLB 2013 All Star Game Starter

No pitcher in the American League has been better than the Detroit Tigers’ Anibal Sanchez through the first half of this season, and that puts him directly in the middle…

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Jordan Zimmermann Has MLB’s Best Fastball

Of all Major League Baseball starting pitchers, none have a more effective fastball than the one Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals throws. His four-seam fastball leads all starting pitchers who throw at…

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Is Chris Davis As Good As Miguel Cabrera?

Miguel Cabrera  of the Detroit Tigers is getting tons of attention for his incredible start to the 2013 baseball season, but there is another hitter who isn’t getting the recognition he deserves–Baltimore…

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Buzzkilling Chicago Cubs’ Travis Wood

Travis Wood has been the Chicago Cubs‘ best starter through the first two months of baseball. 4-2 with a 2.24 ERA through 60 innings pitched is the stuff of a…

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The Month of May Has Belonged to Marco Scutaro

There is a group of hitters who are having a strong May–Joey Votto (.443 BA), Evan Longoria (.273 ISO), Paul Goldschmidt (7 HR, 18 RBI) and Norichika Aoki (.481 OBP,…

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MLB Pitchers 2013: Where’s the Luck?

Luck is a prominent facet of baseball, especially when you play 162 games. This game is a lot like playing black jack–you can count cards to give yourself a (statistical) advantage, but…