Exploring the Data, Effects of Defensive Shifts in 2015 Postseason

Jose Bautista‘s bat flip. Colby Rasmus‘ moonshot. Chase Utley‘s slide-tackle. Kyle Schwarber‘s…Schwarb-bomb. These four things, among countless others, have captivated those who’ve watched Major League Baseball’s 2015 postseason tournament. But for as much attention that’s been deservedly paid to these things as we round the bases toward the NLCS and ALCS, another story-line has swiftly emerged from the depths of playoff […]

Peter Gammons: Chase Utley and Ruben Tejada are victims of instinct

It was a bad slide, late, as was the one on which Matt Holliday wiped out Marco Scutaro in the second game of the 2012 NLCS. Holliday actually went over the bag, hit Scutaro high, and while the Giants announcers denounced the 240 pound Cardinal outfielder, the St. Louis broadcaster said, “that’s Holliday’s job.” After […]

Hey, Mets fans! Stop whining, the Brewers have scored two or fewer runs more times than you

Okay, the Mets are back to .500 at 40-40, it’s like the season is halfway done and you’re starting all over. In addition to that, you are only 3.5 back in the NL East and only 3.5 back in the NL wild card race. So Mets fans what are you complaining about? Tyler Kepner writes […]

Around the majors report: News report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) The Padres activated OF Wil Myers from the DL and sent P Kevin Quackenbush to the minors. MYERS YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI SB G TEAM 2013 22 […]

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) ANGELS 7, RAYS 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Rays 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 […]

MLB Video Highlights: Mothers Day walk-offs, Pineda’s 16 K’s

Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado comes up big on Mothers Day… Phillies fan barehands foul ball with his child strapped to his chest in the 4th inning… Curtis Granderson hits a two-run homer to right-center field to give the Mets a 3-2 lead… Ruben Tejada and Kirk Nieuwenhuis make two fantastic plays in the 9th to […]

Nine Zeros so far this season

Nine to Know: Zeros Nori Aoki leads the majors with 71 PA and zero homers. Desmond Jennings leads the majors with 57 PA and zero extra-base hits. Craig Gentry leads the majors with 25 PA and zero hits. Elvis Andrus leads the majors with 63 PA and zero walks. Ruben Tejada leads the majors with 14 PA and zero whiffs. Jacoby Ellsbury leads the […]

The Walkoff Awards

Since there is an award season for just about everything, I’m surprised that there are no awards presented for one of the most memorable game event: the walkoff. The deciding event affects both teams and the picture of a walkoff becomes indelibly etched in our minds. I mean when you talk great moments in baseball […]

News report: Tigers acquire Joakim Soria

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) The Rangers traded P Joakim […]

MLB Video Highlights: Jeter fakes out Kipnis, Adams’ walk-off home run

Derek Jeter fakes out Jason Kipnis at second base to turn two on a pop up in foul territory Matt Adams breaks a scoreless tie in the 9th with a walk-off home run Orioles score 6 runs in the 11th Jose Altuve sets a new Astros record with his 124th hit before the All-Star break […]