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 […]

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 […]

When Tim Tebow announced that he was pursuing a baseball career roughly one year ago most of the sports world, including myself, snickered or sneered. What did a 28-year old who hadn’t played competitive baseball in over a decade think he can accomplish, outside of boosting his brand and endorsement dollars? Tebow held an open […]

MLB scouts decided a long time ago to rate prospect attributes like speed, hitting ability, power and arm strength on a scale of 20 to 80, with the latter being the best score someone can achieve. A player’s power is actually broken into two sub-categories, dubbed “raw power” and “game power”. Raw power correlates highly […]

One of the few surprise moves of the 2017 trade deadline was the Los Angeles Dodgers’ acquisition of Rangers’ ace pitcher Yu Darvish. Los Angeles, a team with a projected playoff rotation that includes two of the top four ERAs in baseball in Kershaw and Wood, as well tremendous depth with names like Maeda, McCarthy […]

The highly anticipated Trade Deadline has officially passed, as several teams with playoff aspirations shored up their few weaknesses, while others stockpiled prospects as they set their sights for the future. All throughout the 2016-17 offseason, the buzzword to describe the Yankees’ upcoming season was a team “in transition”. The squad was expecting to at […]

Happy Monday, everyone. Some of the FunGraphs crew was together in Brooklyn this past weekend, so we did what any sane group of people would do when visiting: Record a new FunCast! Vol. 2 is jam-packed with up-to-the-minute* analysis of the heated AL East, as well as in-depth discussion of MLB trade/side piece du jour […]