Feel the breeze: The pitches that get the most extreme whiffs
Pitchers miss bats. Lots of bats. They do it all the time. Last year, including the playoffs, there were nearly 90,000 swings-and-misses in the Majors, because it’s so hard to hit a baseball. You know what it looks like, because you’ve seen it so many times.
Yet all whiffs aren't...
Why the Giants' 20-year drought of 30-HR seasons could end
There are two notable streaks going on in San Francisco right now, and both begin with Barry Bonds. One is that of the Giants' Opening Day left fielders, which have been different each year since he retired. The other is the team’s drought without a 30-homer season by a player...
Identifying the nastiest pitch for every team
Now that Spring Training is here, we'll be getting our first look at what all 30 MLB pitching staffs can do this season. And there are going to be nasty pitches all over the place.
But who has the nastiest pitch on every team entering 2024? Here are our picks,...
An even better Ohtani? Dodgers lineup may make it happen
Shohei Ohtani should get a little more protection in the Dodgers lineup this season than he’s had in the past, which is a scary proposition for opposing pitchers. After all, he did just hit 44 homers and win his second American League MVP Award. The Dodgers' lineup is deeper than...
10 pitchers with huge Spring Training hype
Pitchers have started reporting to Spring Training, and there are so many arms we're excited to see take the mound when games begin.
There'll be aces with a new team for the first time, stars returning from injury, up-and-coming young pitchers with exciting stuff, top pitching prospects at their first...
Looking under the radar for this year's breakout relievers
Every year, one of the most important aspects of a winning season is one of the least predictable: How’s that bullpen going to work out? It might not be that hard to project if a team will have a strong offense or a solid rotation, yet the ever-changing members of...
These 15 pitches are filthy and leave batters befuddled
You already know which nasty pitches you're going to get plenty of in 2024 -- the Gerrit Cole fastballs, the Blake Snell curveballs, the Spencer Strider sliders, the Kodai Senga ghost forks and so on.
But there are a lot of nasty pitches we didn't get enough of last season,...
5 reasons Witt is well worth his historic contract
The Royals just pulled out all the stops to cement Bobby Witt Jr. as their franchise cornerstone, signing the 23-year-old shortstop to an 11-year contract worth a guaranteed $288.7 million with options that could take it up to 14 years and $377.7 million, as sources told MLB on Monday.
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Experts explain favorite Top 10 Right Now picks
Every year, MLB Network takes on the task of ranking the “Top 10 Players Right Now” at each position. Now, the 2024 edition is in the books.
One of the fun parts of this series every year is the debate it inspires. No two people have the same list at...
3 key changes O's new ace made in '23
Corbin Burnes has always had some of the least hittable stuff in the world. But the Orioles' new ace had to make some changes to keep himself unhittable entering 2024.
He did just that, and now he should make a 101-win, American League East-champion Baltimore team even better.