Author Archives: nickgerli

Time for a night out. What’s your booze batting lineup look like?

I apologize to Fungraphs’ seven loyal readers for the lack of recent activity on the site. I went through a debilitating writers block over the last three weeks, likely perpetuated by the slog of posting five esoteric articles per week analyzing the hard hit flyball rates for the Ketel Marte’s and Chad Pinder’s of the […]

Who are baseball’s most majestic home run hitters?

There are few visceral thrills quite like watching a man crush a nine-inch circumference baseball with a 2.5-inch diameter baseball bat out of the ballpark. The crack off the bat, the trajectory of the ball and its final landing spot, more than a football field away from home plate, are one of the most satisfying […]

Is Giancarlo Stanton worth his contract?

Giancarlo Stanton is baseball’s best power hitter. That statement doesn’t ring as particularly bold right now, however many questioned if peak Stanton had come and gone after an injury-riddled 2016 season where he posted a career low OPS of .815 and wRC+ of 114. But Giancarlo, now healthy and in peak prime at 27 years […]

Evaluating the American League playoff race

Where did the baseball season go? Here we are, firmly entrenched in the sticky dog days of August, with only about one quarter of the schedule left to play and opening day still seems like yesterday. I find myself saying that every season at this juncture, yet my perception of the passage of time gets […]

Derek Fisher, a multi-category fantasy stud in the making

When you googled ‘Derek Fisher’ about a month ago a majority of the search results were related to the legal troubles of theĀ former NBA player and basketball coach. Unfortunately there wasn’t much love for the 6’3″, bald-headed Houston Astros outfielder. Baseball Derek Fisher, outside of a five game call-up to Houston in June, has spent […]

Minnesota Twinkies Franchise: Volume 1.1

The Minnesota Twins have been a hapless MLB franchise for quite some time. Outside of a largely mediocre 83-79 campaign in 2015, the Twins have registered a losing season every year since 2011. And even when they do pretty well in the regular season, they manage to crap the bed in the playoffs, with their […]

Ketel Marte is on the rise

You could be forgiven for thinking that Ketel “One” Marte is older than 23. After all, he’s been around for a while. Marte, hailing from the Dominican Republic, signed with the Seattle Mariners as an international free agent at the age of 16 and made his professional debut in 2012 as an 18-year old. He […]