Author Archives: marksimonsis

Luis Avilan brings unique pitching approach

It is rare for a left-handed pitcher to throw a changeup to left-handed hitters. Avilan defies the norm.

Stat of the Week: Who were baseball’s top overachievers & underachievers in 2018

Mookie Betts, Giancarlo Stanton and A.J. Pollock are among those on our lists.

Athletics got an ‘A’ for their shift defense in 2018

The Athletics were among the best in the majors, even though they didn’t do it all that often.

Stat of the Week: Running on Bryce Harper’s arm

Teams ran on Bryce Harper with a lot of success last season. But he wasn’t the only superstar with that issue. Here’s a look at the leaders/trailers in outfield arm effectiveness.

Who has been a better defender at third base: Arenado or Machado?

They’re both excellent. But one has an edge that you might not know about.

Stat of the Week: The rise of outfield shifts

Infield shifts are not the only defensive positioning strategy on the rise.

Stat of the Week: Top Draft Prospects

Who are this year’s top prospects?