Peter Gammons: Look West for the class of the National League

In a year in which the Seattle Mariners, who haven’t made the postseason since 2001, were redeveloped and now playing in exile in a land called the Disabled List, the discussions over the weekend in Fenway Park were a positive distraction. It was about shortstop Jean Segura, his .329 average coming off leading the National […]

MLB Video Highlights: Stanton hits one out of Dodger Stadium, Yogi Berra turns 90

Giancarlo Stanton’s monstrous home run leaves Dodger Stadium… Another look at Stanton’s blast through Statcast… Alfredo Simon throws two eephus pitches to Torii Hunter in the 3rd… Ian Kinsler hits a walk-off single to center field, scoring Anthony Gose… Kole Calhoun makes an amazing diving catch and holds on to the ball as he slides… […]

Around the majors report: Giants beat Pirates

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’s score– Giants 8, Pirates […]

The top 2014 rookies performers this season

Don’t look for the Oakland A’s on this listing of pleayers who are regarded as rookies that have appeared in games this season.  Rookies pitchers who have appeared in at least one game Rk Tm # 1 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7 Jose Alvarez / Yoslan Herrera / Nick Maronde / Mike Morin Cory […]

Stats report: The award winning Jose Abreu

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) White Sox 1B Jose Abreu became the 2nd player to be named Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month in his 1st month in the majors (Yasiel […]

Peter Gammons: 2014 MLB Predictions

Predictions are, by and large, silly. There are too many variables, unforeseen injuries and things that go bump in the night. It’s easy to remember that in 2002, with a labor agreement up on Labor Day Weekend, Commissioner Bud Selig lobbied for revenue-sharing and union cooperation by claiming that 20 of the 30 teams went […]

Peter Gammons: The new generation of shortstops

Look, Peter Kozma started at shortstop in the World Series, and when the Cardinals won it all two years ago, they used Ryan Theriot, Rafael Furcal, Tyler Greene, Nick Punto, Daniel Descalso and Kozma at the position. Jackie Hernandez won the 1971 World Series as the Pirates shortstop, and there is still love in the air […]

Young Shortstops

As we watch the struggle against age of future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter and the other shortstops of the Nineties have passed, we have entered a new era of potentially great shortstops. By most metrics, the two best defensive players in the game this season are Atlanta’s Andrelton Simmons and Baltimore’s Manny Machado, and […]