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...
These are the most eye-popping numbers so far this spring
Spring Training games mean the first look of the year at Statcast data for a lot of key players and top prospects, as many teams play in parks equipped with Hawk-Eye tracking.
After a week of action, there's already plenty worth highlighting. Here are 10 standout numbers from the first...
5 under-the-radar MVP predictions for 2023
You already know the MVP favorites: Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout, Juan Soto and Mookie Betts.
But who else could emerge in the race for baseball's top award this season? MLB.com's analysts made their predictions.
Here are five dark horse MVP candidates for 2023.
- Dark horse Cy Young...
Here is why Soto is still projected as No. 1 hitter
Juan Soto, best hitter in baseball. At least, that’s what Steamer projects for 2023, with his 7.1 WAR and 171 wRC+ each leading the way among all offensive players.
At this point, Soto is a perennial All-Star and a feared hitter, but after what was perceived as a “down year”...