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 […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: November 22, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files…11/22/15 Prior to 2015, the last batter to hit at least 37 homers and not get hit by a pitch was in 2004 when Moises Alou slammed 39 dingers without getting slammed by a pitch. Last season, David Ortiz hit 37 homers and was not hit once by […]

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 Braves placed 1B Freddie Freeman on the 15 day DL, retroactive to June 18, and called up OF-1B Joey Terdoslavich. Freeman has a right wrist contusion. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP […]

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, Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia moved into 10th place for career hits for the Red Sox and tied for 7th vs. the league average. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia) YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS […]

Broken down veterans keep Yankees on winning path

Say what you will about his past, say what you will about his character, but don’t say he is washed up just yet. The player that Brian Cashman and the entire Yankee organization hoped would find a cave to crawl in for the next 3 years has actually been a Bronx savior so far this season. […]

MLB Video Highlights: Multidimensional Betts; Jorge Soler carries Cubs with two HRs

Mookie Betts does it all in the Red Sox home opener Your browser does not support iframes. Jorge Soler goes deep twice to help carry the Cubs over the Reds Your browser does not support iframes. Alex Guerrero hits a walk-off single in the 10th to lift the Dodgers over the Mariners Your browser does not […]

Stephen Drew: Down and Out?

Stephen Drew is a man down on his luck. The lefty-swinging shortstop won a World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2013, turning in arguably the best full-season offensive performance of his career (a 111 OPS+) just as he hit the free agent market. But after the Sox made Drew a qualifying offer and […]

Gammons Notes: The Hall of Fame Voting Process, Yankee shortstops, Red Sox and more

Sometimes the rhetoric gets pretty heated, to the point where honest opinion is demeaned; I had someone rail at me on twitter about Alan Trammell v. Lou Whitaker. Someone who clearly never saw them play regularly, did not discuss them with teammates and opponents and knew only what the screen blinked, as if baseball players […]

Which Stephen Drew will we see in 2015?

If you are a Yankee’s fan you may have cringed at the recent signing of Stephen Drew for another go-around in the Bronx. He certainly did not dazzle in a limited 2014, and has been trending downward since the 2013 playoffs (offensively at least).  Financially speaking, Drew may have benefited from not playing at all last […]

Around the majors report: hall of fame election

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) Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John […]