MLB Video Highlights: Harper, Williams ejected; Mauer’s clutch first HR of 2015

Bryce Harper and Matt Williams are ejected by the home plate umpire in the 3rd Your browser does not support iframes. Alex Gordon makes a great catch in left field before crashing into the wall Your browser does not support iframes. A.J. Pollock steals home against the Marlins as David Peralta gets stuck in a pickle […]

Nick Castellanos’ Time to Shine Has Officially Arrived

Beefing up an already potent offense with the acquisitions of Yoenis Cespedes and Anthony Gose this past winter, the Detroit Tigers have clobbered their way to Major League Baseball’s hottest start — they’re 10-2 after drubbing the White Sox 9-1 on Sunday — through the first two weeks of the regular season. No team in baseball owns a better run […]

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. […]

Getting a hit, for a change – The best & worst change-up hitters

Change-ups are great pitches when they fool batters. They actually don’t fool batters, they make batters look foolish. But what happens when the change-up doesn’t fool? You are looking at batters who love the change. Nine to Know: Batters who love the change-up Top 2014 hitters vs. change-ups PA AB H XBH HR K BB […]

Around the majors report: Orioles, Giants, Cardinals, Royals win

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 scores– Orioles 7, Tigers […]

Nick Castellanos hitting with MLB’s best on inside pitches

Detroit Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos hasn’t had an eye-opening performance at the plate this season, hitting slightly below-average across the board with a .263/.310/.395 slashline. Despite his less than impressive numbers, Baseball America’s 25th ranked prospect entering the 2014 season has thrived on inside offerings, hitting .371/.412/.570 . In qualifying batters this season, the […]

Javier Baez’s Other Strike Zone Problem

Javier Baez‘s major league career is barely a month old, but his hacking has already taken on legendary status. The 21-year-old is chasing nearly 40% of pitches thrown outside of the strike zone, a level of impatience surpassed only by Reed Johnson, Pablo Sandoval, Hector Sanchez, Juan Uribe, Chris Johnson and Marlon Byrd among NL […]

Peter Gammons: The struggles of top prospects in MLB

Baseball America’s Pre-season Top Ten Position Player Prospects and 2014 Numbers BA’s Preseason Top 10 Position Players, 2014 AVG OBP SLUG HR RBI 1. Xander Bogaerts, BOS. 21 .225 .294 .336 8 30 2. Oscar Taveras, STL. 22 .224 .263 .298 2 14 3. Javier Baez, CHC. 21 .231 .265 .492 5 9 4. Gregory […]

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. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) ANGELS 11, BRAVES 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E – – – – – – – – – […]

Stats report: SO feats for Felix Hernandez

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) Yesterday, Mariners P Felix Hernandez became the 4th youngest pitcher to reach 1800 career SO. (MLB Network) Hernandez became the 6th pitcher with 15+ SO, 7+ shutout innings and […]