2014 strikeout leaders by position

This is one of these data collections where you can see most of the information right in front of you with little explanation required. Most positions were around a strikeout in one-of-five plate appearances, which is pretty depressing from an offensive point of view. Pitchers struck out the most frequently, followed by designated hitters and catchers. […]

Will Name Change Spark Upper-Half Improvement for Melvin Upton Jr.?

On Monday, while news of Yoan Moncada‘s signing with the Boston Red Sox poured through media outlets across the globe, Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton made lesser headlines for reportedly changing his name back to the one he was given at birth: Melvin Upton Jr. The motivation behind Upton’s decision remains uncertain at this point, but it may have something to […]

B.J. is Melvin J. now

Atlanta Braves outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. wants to deny the existence of B.J. Upton. Okay, “deny” may be a little strong, albeit understandable, but Upton now wants to be called by his given name “Melvin” as opposed to “B.J.”, the name he used throughout his major league career. B.J. is short for Bossman Junior, in […]

Around the majors report: B.J. Upton changes his name

1) Braves CF B.J. Upton says he will now be known by his given name of Melvin Jr. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI SB G TEAM 2012 27 -5 5 -10 .298 .454 .752 .529 4.55 .246 28 78 31 146 Rays 2013 28 -34 -23 -11 […]

2014 produced the most batters under .250 since the Dead Ball era

In 2014, there were 36 batters who hit under .250, the most of any year since there were also 36 in 1910. The 25 most seasons with players who hit .249 or less Rk Year # 1 1908 68 2 1915 65 3 1914 64 4 1916 53 5 1904 52 6 1917 51 7 […]

Strikeouts are a way of life, but these are just annoying

I’m a tolerant baseball fan. If someone makes an error, so be it. We all make mistakes. I’m not known as “Mr. Typo” for nothing. There is no player that I boo and I get amazed when people do boo, particularly those who are simply rooting for laundry. I shake my head when fans express […]

Stats report: Jose Abreu sets the White Sox rookie HR record

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @BaseballEncyclo. 1) Yesterday, White Sox DH Jose […]

Game recaps: Mike Trout has 3 hits

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) ANGELS 5, RED SOX 4 […]

Stats report: The Upton brothers set a major league record

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) Yesterday, Braves LF Justin Upton […]

Game recaps: Mike Trout has 3 hits

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) ANGELS 7, RAYS 5 1 […]