Peter Gammons: Austin Filiere, future third baseman/general manager from MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was the starting place for Benjamin Netanyahu, Ben Bernacke, Christina Romer, Lawrence Summers and founders of more than 25,000 companies. It has had more than 85 Nobel Laureates, 34 astronauts, 65 Marshall Scholars, 45 Rhodes Scholars, 38 McArthur Fellows, one Major League Baseball general manager (Farhan Zaidi, Dodgers) and one […]

Here’s Looking at You – Batters who saw the most pitches

Some batters are more patient than others, that doesn’t necessarily make them better batters, they are just more selective in their approach to hitting. It’s an interesting approach for some batters because they feel that working the count helps them and their teammates. There are others who are simply focussed on getting their pitch. Take […]

Sano Slugging His Way to ROY, Postseason Contention

That a man named Miggy is raking and leading his team toward the top of the AL Central standings should come as no surprise. What’s astonishing, though, is that we’re not talking about a certain future first ballot Hall of Famer from Detroit. A mere two months into his MLB career, Miguel Sano has kept […]

MLB August Statistical Leaders

With August now behind us, let’s look at the month’s leaders in an array of categories. Offense Batting Average: On Base Percentage: Slugging Percentage: On Base Plus Slugging: Home Runs: Runs Batted In: Stolen Bases: Pitching  Earned Run Average: Walks Plus Hits Per Inning Pitched: Strikeouts Per 9 Innings: Strikeouts Per Walk: Saves:

Joey Votto and When Reaching Base Becomes Child’s Play

If Joey Votto retired from baseball tomorrow, God forbid, what would be his lasting legacy? Some would say hitting, and that’s compelling given his Cooperstown-worthy .310 career average. Some would claim hitting for power, which is also persuasive when one considers his career .533 slugging percentage. Others would support his glove-work, which is also a credible argument given his Gold Glove […]

Nine to Notes: From the Bill Chuck Files, Sunday, August 9

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files In June, Chris Sale made six starts and in 44.1 IP he struck out 75, had an ERA of 1.83, and a .176 BAA. In six starts since, Sale has pitched 39.2 innings, struck out 45 with an ERA of 5.22 and a .296 BAA. The Blue […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) ROCKIES 6, REDS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Reds 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 […]

Around the majors report: Stats report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) Yesterday, Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez tied the American League record with his 16th year with 20+ HR and is tied for 5th all time. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) REDS 9, CUBS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Cubs 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) DODGERS 5, NATIONALS 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Dodgers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 […]