Batting ninth…not a second leadoff batter

We often hear teams explaining that they like to place a batter in the nine slot “because in essence, it gives us two leadoff batters.” Well, the truth is that you don’t really want a guy who hits .235 with an OBP of .291 as your leadoff batter, which is what the 30 batters hit […]

MLB Video Highlight: Altuve walk’s off for Astros, Trout saves game with incredible catch

Johnny Giavotella lines an RBI single to center to give the Angels a 1-0 lead… Mark Canha races in and makes a great catch on a sinking liner… Erick Aybar scores Taylor Featherston from first base with a double in the gap… Kole Calhoun delivers an RBI single to right to make it 6-0… Marcus Semien […]

Around the majors report: Coco Crisp is moving to LF

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) The A’s will move Coco […]

MLB Video Highlights: Posey’s walk-off HR, Soler homers in first career at-bat

Buster Posey hits a walk-off two run home run Your browser does not support iframes. Jorge Soler launches one deep in his first career at-bat Your browser does not support iframes. Andrelton Simmons makes an incredible play in the 8th Your browser does not support iframes. Yankees record nine straight hits against David Price in […]

How traded players are doing with their new teams

It’s been two weeks since the trade deadline, here’s what the dealt players have put up with their new teams: Jon Lester Athletics: 3 G (3-0),  21.3 IP,  2.49 ERA,  1.062 WHIP,  4.00 K/BB Red Sox: 21 G (10-7),  143 IP,  2.52 ERA,  1.119 WHIP,  4.66 K/BB Jonny Gomes Athletics: 16 PA,  .286/.313/.286,  0 HR, […]

Chicago had the top two hitters in July

As you look at the top hitters in July, you will see why Billy Beane traded Tommy Milone to Minnesota. Nine to Know: July 2014 – Baseball top hitters G PA AB H XBH HR BB K AVG OBP SLUG 1. Chris Coghlan (CHC) 25 99 85 32 13 3 11 13 .376 .449 .600 […]

News report: David Price to the Tigers & MANY more trades

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) A 3 way trade: The […]

MLB Video Highlights: Braun’s breakout game, multi-homerun performances, and Batkid

Ryan Braun breaks out with 3 home runs in Philly opener… Jose Abreu hits first and second career home runs against Rockies… Royals left fielder Alex Gordon makes great catch before slamming into wall… The Sam Fuld defensive show continues with diving catch in right… Carl Crawford’s walk-off double against the Tigers… Batkid throws out […]

MLB Video Highlights: Melky Cabrera’s hot bat and great plays from the weekend

Athletics’ outfielder Sam Fuld makes outstanding catch… Melky Cabrera hits home run for third straight game… Torii Hunter gives Tigers the lead with a solo shot to left… Not a play you see every day… B.J. Upton guns down Jose Lobaton at the plate… Ian Desmond absolutely crushes one to left… Giants’ left fielder Gregor […]

Happy Holidays from the Church of Baseball & Darlene Love (MUSIC VIDEO)

The Church of Baseball For me, baseball has no religion or perhaps as Susan Sarandon’s character “Annie Savoy” in the movie Bull Durham, so eloquently put it: I believe in the Church of Baseball. I’ve tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I’ve worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, […]