14 Spring Training stat lines that matter
Every year, there are head-turning performances at Spring Training. And every year, we need to try to figure out which ones are going to carry over to the regular season.
Let's try to figure out which players' spring stats are for real in 2023.
We could be looking for a...
Roki Sasaki's stuff is as amazing as we thought
When the World Baseball Classic started, we knew what Roki Sasaki was already doing in Japan. We knew the 21-year-old might be one of the nastiest pitchers in the world.
Now we have proof.
Sasaki's phenomenal talent was on display in his WBC semifinal start against Mexico. And since he...
Is it possible we haven't seen apex Ohtani yet?
Based on the sheer magnitude of Shohei Ohtani's contributions these past two seasons, it’s really unfair to expect him to do more.
But what if he could?
Ohtani is an AL MVP Award winner, and he was named MVP of the 2023 World Baseball Classic, too, after helping Japan win...
Can Trea's speed defy Father Time?
A version of this story originally ran in December 2022....
Why Greene is the young ace to watch in '23
It's time to get excited about Hunter Greene … again.
There should be as much hype for Greene's 2023 debut as there was surrounding his big league debut in 2022, when he came out ripping 100 mph fastballs against the reigning World Series champion Braves and then set a pitch-tracking...
Watch Ohtani hit 102 on the radar -- his fastest pitch
TOKYO -- Shohei Ohtani took the mound on Thursday against Italy for a chance to send Team Japan to the World Baseball Classic semifinals in Miami....
Why Ohtani is the ace who's too nasty to catch
One of the most interesting names on Statcast's new catcher blocking leaderboard isn't a catcher at all. It's Shohei Ohtani.
The new metric can show us a lot more than just which catchers were the best and worst at blocking \-\- which pitchers were helped or hurt the most on...
Does this postseason star have an offensive breakout in store?
Given the way it ended, Astros shortstop Jeremy Peña’s rookie season can only be viewed as an enormous success.
The 25-year-old had big shoes to fill after longtime Houston shortstop Carlos Correa departed as a free agent, but he held down the starting job all season and ultimately became the...
A new catching metric is here -- 9 ways it helps analysis
When we detailed how fantastic Orioles rookie Adley Rutschman was at blocking pitches in 2022, we promised we’d follow up with a little more about the new metric that says he’s great and share some other stories that we can tell with it. So let’s do exactly that....
Adley's other elite defensive skill
It’s a little too much to say that the lost years in Baltimore of 2017-21 ended the day that Adley Rutschman was called up to Majors last May, but since it’s a lot easier to see the immediate impact of a No. 1 overall Draft pick than it is to...