Major League Baseball

Whomps per Whiff, Early 2024 Edition Whomps per Whiff, Early 2024 Edition

The best hitters in baseball figure heavily on this year's whomps per whiff leaderboard, but a few..
The Astros Are Rapidly Digging Their Hole Deeper and Deeper The Astros Are Rapidly Digging Their Hole Deeper and Deeper

Houston is still a potentially dangerous team, but the calendar gets shorter every day.
Hey, These Padres Are Still Pretty Good Hey, These Padres Are Still Pretty Good

Teams that lose a superstar and a Cy Young winner after an 82-win season normally aren’t playoff..
Anthony Volpe’s Changes Couldn’t Be Going Any Better Anthony Volpe’s Changes Couldn’t Be Going Any Better

After remaking his swing over the offseason, the Yankees shortstop is enjoying the best stretch of..
Save the Last Lance for Me Save the Last Lance for Me

Area man stops throwing hittable fastball over heart of plate, profits.
A Trio of White Sox Injuries Has Made a Bad Team Even Worse A Trio of White Sox Injuries Has Made a Bad Team Even Worse

In quick succession, Eloy Jiménez, Luis Robert Jr., and Yoán Moncada all went down, exacerbating a..
The Pirates’ Hot Start Has Boosted Their NL Central Chances The Pirates’ Hot Start Has Boosted Their NL Central Chances

At 9-3, they've matched their best start since 1992 and own the NL's top record.
Cincinnati Reds Top 40 Prospects Cincinnati Reds Top 40 Prospects

Partly because a ton of very talented rookies graduated last year, this system has average depth..
More UCL Tears Prompt Pointed Exchange, Few Answers to Baseball’s Thorny Mess More UCL Tears Prompt Pointed Exchange, Few Answers to Baseball’s Thorny Mess

Saturday’s injuries to Shane Bieber, Jonathan Loáisiga, and Spencer Strider highlight the sport’s..
Fouling at Nothing Fouling at Nothing

Can you tell anything about a pitcher or hitter from how many foul balls they produce?
Mookie Betts Is Ridiculous Mookie Betts Is Ridiculous

What can you do but laugh at the white hot start Mookie Betts is having to begin the season?
Brewers To Acquire Mark Canha From Mets Brewers To Acquire Mark Canha From Mets

The Brewers have acquired first baseman/outfielder Mark Canha from the Mets, with pitching..
Accommodations for Baseball Teams in Lubbock, TX Accommodations for Baseball Teams in Lubbock, TX

Are you looking for nearby hotels or accommodations for teams participating in the baseball..
Mets, Astros Continue To Discuss Justin Verlander Mets, Astros Continue To Discuss Justin Verlander

The Astros and Mets continue to discuss possible Justin Verlander trades, reports Ken Rosenthal of..
2024 Positional Power Rankings: Introduction 2024 Positional Power Rankings: Introduction

With Opening Day almost here, it's time for FanGraphs' annual positional power rankings.
2024 Positional Power Rankings: Designated Hitter 2024 Positional Power Rankings: Designated Hitter

We wrap up our rankings of the game’s position players with a look at the designated hitters.
Sweet Snell of Success Sweet Snell of Success

Blake Snell signs in a surprising place, at a surprising time, for a surprising amount of money.
The Yankees Are in a Precarious Spot After Losing Gerrit Cole The Yankees Are in a Precarious Spot After Losing Gerrit Cole

Elbow inflammation has sidelined the righty and exposed the team's lack of rotation depth.
Noelvi Marte’s PED Suspension Simplifies Reds’ Infield Picture Noelvi Marte’s PED Suspension Simplifies Reds’ Infield Picture

Manager David Bell has plenty of moving parts to help withstand the rookie third baseman's 80-game..
All Gaus, No Brakes All Gaus, No Brakes

No one adds more oomph to their fastball with two strikes than Kevin Gausman does. That’s good…..
Player’s View: Consuming Baseball, Then and Now Player’s View: Consuming Baseball, Then and Now

Ten players compare how they followed baseball when they were fans versus how they follow it now as ..
The Tigers Rotation Is Suddenly Flush with Options The Tigers Rotation Is Suddenly Flush with Options

A heated spring competition reveals a surprising amount of depth in the Tigers rotation.
Improvements To Our MLB Contract Tracker Improvements To Our MLB Contract Tracker

Our MLB Contract Tracker is an amazing research tool, full of features and capabilities you can’t..
Bazzana Comes From a Land Down Under. You Better Run, You Better Take Cover Bazzana Comes From a Land Down Under. You Better Run, You Better Take Cover

Oregon State's Travis Bazzana is already one of the best position players his country has ever..
We Don’t Need a Signing Window. Please Eat More Oatmeal. We Don’t Need a Signing Window. Please Eat More Oatmeal.

Frustrated by Montgomery’s inaction? So was General Eisenhower, and he won World War II anyway.
These Three Hitters Can Hit Their Peak Projection in 2024 These Three Hitters Can Hit Their Peak Projection in 2024

Adolis García, Riley Greene, and Bo Naylor have the foundational skills to greatly exceed their..
Let’s Get Excited About Spencer Strider’s Curveball Let’s Get Excited About Spencer Strider’s Curveball

What would a curveball mean for Spencer Strider, and how would he use it? It's never too early to..
Astros Open To Trading Outfielder Astros Open To Trading Outfielder

The upcoming trade deadline seems slated to be different than those of the past. Due to the..
Which Baseball Teams in Contra Costa County, California Have the Most Promising Prospects? Which Baseball Teams in Contra Costa County, California Have the Most Promising Prospects?

Discover which baseball teams in Contra Costa County, California have the most promising prospects. ..
Tromps Per Whomp Is a Fake Stat Now Tromps Per Whomp Is a Fake Stat Now

Which players turn their hard-hit balls into home runs most frequently? And how much onomatopoeia..
Forever Giant Heads to St. Louis Forever Giant Heads to St. Louis

The Giants didn’t mean what they wrote in that hashtag about Brandon Crawford, ’cause they said..
¿Los jugadores veteranos se lastiman peor? ¿Los jugadores veteranos se lastiman peor?

Alineando los días en la lista de lesionados con la edad.The post ¿Los jugadores veteranos se..
Here’s Hoping Older Starters Rediscover That 2022 Magic Here’s Hoping Older Starters Rediscover That 2022 Magic

With pitchers like Clayton Kershaw, Jacob deGrom, and Alex Cobb entering their late thirties, what..
Not All Steep Swings Are Created Equal Not All Steep Swings Are Created Equal

Even with similar vertical bat angles, hitters can have a wide diversity of offensive profiles.
Further Adventures in Pull Rate Further Adventures in Pull Rate

Lifting and pulling leads to more damage on fly balls, but does it flatter your overall batting..
What Is a Foul Ball Anyway? What Is a Foul Ball Anyway?

Is it a ball that you almost put into play? Is it a ball that you almost missed entirely? Let's..
Updating the 2024 Draft Rankings Updating the 2024 Draft Rankings

To celebrate the NCAA Division I baseball season getting underway, an update to Eric Longenhagen's..
Blake Butera Is Understandably Bullish on the Rays’ Prospect Pipeline Blake Butera Is Understandably Bullish on the Rays’ Prospect Pipeline

Tampa Bay’s new farm director is well versed on a system rife with talent and potential.
First Basemen Need to Change Their Evil Ways, Baby First Basemen Need to Change Their Evil Ways, Baby

Power comes and goes, but OBP never quits.
The 2024 Pre-Spring Training ZiPS Projected Standings: American League The 2024 Pre-Spring Training ZiPS Projected Standings: American League

These are not the final preseason projections. Rather, they’re the best expression of how ZiPS sees ..